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HOUSTON DYNAMO v PORTLAND TIMBERS (April 27, BBVA Compass Stadium, 2 p.m. CT; UniMas) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2014 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Dynamo 7 2-4-1 7 7 12 at home 3 2-1-0 6 6 4 Timbers on road

1 Hall

7 0-3-4 4 8 12 3 0-3-0 0 1 5 LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

8

ALL-TIME (4 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 4 goals … Timbers 1 win, 3 goals … Ties 1 AT HOUSTON (2 meetings): Dynamo 1 win, 2 goals … Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal … Ties 1

28

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

F 8 79

A 12 53

6 1 1 0

7 3 2 0

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1

3 3 2 1 3 0 0 0

1 5 1

5 7 0

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

3 0 5

4 7 1

23

12

Barnes

Bruin

Urruti

6

11 Alhassan

8 Valeri

21

4

Chara

Johnson

5

TYPE OF PLAY

6 1 0 0 3 0 1 1

20 Driver

Harrington

44

98

Kah

Danso

13 Jewsbury

1 Ricketts

HOW SCORED

3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

5 Creavalle

Nagbe

TIMBERS

6 4 2 0

27 Garcia

37

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM

4 0 3 0

26

Cascio

UPCOMING MATCHES TIMBERS DYNAMO Sat. May 3 D.C. United Wed. May 7 Columbus Sun. May 11 at Los Angeles Sun. May 11 Real Salt Lake Sat. May 17 Columbus Sat. May 17 Los Angeles Sat. May 24 at New York Wed. May 21 at D.C. United

A 12 53

18 Horst

Ashe

LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/6: POR 2, HOU 0 (R. Johnson 55, 73)

F 7 90

4 Taylor

Sarkodie

DYNAMO

ROSTERS

REFEREE: David Gantar. AR1 (bench): Philippe Briere; AR2 (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Ismail Elfath DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none

DISABLED LIST / INJURED RESERVE

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 Tally Hall (GK) 2 Eric Brunner (DF) 3 Anthony Arena (DF) 4 Jermaine Taylor (DF) 5 Warren Creavalle (MF) 7 Omar Cummings (FW) 8 Kofi Sarkodie (DF) 9 Bryan Salazar (FW) 10 Alexander Lopez (MF) 11 Brad Davis (MF) 12 Will Bruin (FW) 13 Ricardo Clark (MF) 14 Jason Johnson (FW) 15 Mark Sherrod (FW) 16 A.J. Cochran (DF) 17 Servando Carrasco (MF) 18 David Horst (DF) 20 Andrew Driver (MF) 22 Brian Ownby (FW) 23 Giles Barnes (FW) 24 Tyler Deric (GK) 26 Corey Ashe (DF) 27 Boniek Garcia (MF) 28 Tony Cascio (FW) 30 Michael Lisch (GK) PORTLAND TIMBERS 1 Donovan Ricketts (GK) 2 Alvas Powell (DF) 4 Will Johnson (MF) 5 Michael Harrington (DF) 6 Darlington Nagbe (FW) 7 Steve Zakuani (MF) 8 Diego Valeri (MF) 9 Frederic Piquionne (FW) 10 Gaston Fernandez (FW) 11 Kalif Alhassan (FW) 12 Schillo Tshuma (FW) 13 Jack Jewsbury (DF) 14 Ben Zemanski (DF) 15 Steven Evans (MF) 16 Bryan Gallego (DF) 17 Michael Nanchoff (MF) 19 Jorge Villafana (MF) 20 Taylor Peay (DF) 21 Diego Chara (MF) 22 Rodney Wallace (FW) 23 Norberto Paparatto (DF) 24 Aaron Long (MF) 26 George Fochive (MF) 31 Rauwshan McKenzie (DF) 33 Andrew Weber (GK) 37 Maximiliano Urruti (FW) 44 Pa Modou Kah (DF) 90 Jake Gleeson (GK) 98 Mamadou Danso (DF)

none

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) HOU POR

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 2-0-0 0-2-1 0-2-0 0-0-1 0-2-2 0-1-1

INTERNATIONAL DUTY none

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 2-0-0 0-4-0 0-0-1 0-3-3

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

HOUSTON DYNAMO Date Score (Gms since) 3/15/2014 HOU 1, MTL 0 10/27/2013 HOU 2, DC 1 4/05/2014 HOU 1, DAL 4 4/23/2014 HOU 0, NY 4 4/19/2014 HOU 0, PHI 0 4/19/2014 HOU 0, PHI 0 4/23/2014 HOU 0, NY 4

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Dynamo WWLLLTL Timbers TTLLTTL

(1) (4) (0) (0) (1) (1) (0)

PORTLAND TIMBERS Date Score (Gms since) 10/13/2013 POR 1, SEA 0 10/26/2013 POR 5, CHV 0 3/09/2013 POR 1, MTL 2 4/19/2014 POR 0, RSL 1 4/12/2014 POR 1, CHV 1 10/26/2013 POR 5, CHV 0 4/19/2014 POR 0, RSL 1

(5) (3) (19) (0) (1) (7) (0)

TEAM LEADERS DYNAMO G: 3 Bruin A: 2 Davis SHT: 27 Barnes SOG: 9 Bruin FC: 13 Garcia FS: 17 Garcia OF: 4 Barnes C:  2 4 players tied E: 1 Horst/Sarkodie TIMBERS G: 2 Chara/Fernandez A: 1 3 players tied SHT: 19 Valeri SOG: 8 Valeri FC: 26 Chara FS: 27 Nagbe OF: 13 Urruti C: 3 Chara/Paparatto E: 1 Harrington/Ricketts

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG HOU 7 3 3 0 0 1 7 1.00 POR 7 2 4 0 0 1 8 1.14 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG HOU 7 3 0 2 0 2 12 1.71 POR 7 0 4 2 0 1 12 1.71 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 7 2 1 2 0 1 1 POR 8 3 0 0 2 1 2 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 12 2 1 1 1 5 2 POR 12 1 2 1 0 3 5


HOUSTON DYNAMO v PORTLAND TIMBERS

(April 27, BBVA Compass Stadium, 2 p.m. CT -- MLS Game 71)

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2014 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A GK 6-4 215 05/12/1985 SeaTac, WA 7 7 0 0 113 113 0 1 1 Tally Hall DF 6-4 170 02/12/1986 Dublin, OH 0 0 0 0 97 86 6 2 2 Eric Brunner 3 Anthony Arena DF 5-11 170 08/03/1990 Kenmore, WA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 DF 5-10 195 01/14/1985 Portland, Jamaica 7 7 0 0 73 69 1 3 4 Jermaine Taylor 5 Warren Creavalle DF 5-11 170 08/14/1990 Brooklyn, NY 4 1 0 0 42 23 3 2 7 Omar Cummings FW 5-10 165 07/13/1982 Old Harbor, Jamaica 5 0 1 0 164 115 40 27 DF 5-9 165 03/22/1991 Huber Heights, OH 6 6 0 1 56 53 0 6 8 Kofi Sarkodie FW 5-9 155 10/17/1994 Houston, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Bryan Salazar 10 Alexander Lopez MF 5-9 155 06/05/1992 Tegucigalpa, Honduras 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 MF 5-11 170 11/08/1981 St. Charles, MO 4 4 0 2 317 275 47 103 11 Brad Davis 12 Will Bruin FW 6-2 195 10/24/1989 St. Louis, MO 7 7 3 1 94 89 28 13 13 Ricardo Clark MF 5-10 160 02/10/1983 Atlanta, GA 7 7 2 1 229 215 21 17 Jason Johnson FW 6-0 180 10/09/1990 Happy News, Jamaica 0 0 0 0 13 4 1 0 14 Mark Sherrod FW 6-3 185 08/13/1990 Knoxville, TN 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 15 A.J. Cochran DF 6-3 195 02/09/1993 St. Louis, MO 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 16 Servando Carrasco MF 5-10 175 08/13/1988 Coronado, CA 3 0 0 0 46 22 1 1 17 David Horst DF 6-4 210 10/25/1985 Pine Grove, PA 6 6 0 0 48 41 1 0 18 20 Andrew Driver MF 5-9 152 11/20/1987 Saddleworth, Oldham, England 7 6 0 0 33 26 3 1 22 Brian Ownby MF 5-11 165 07/16/1990 Glen Allen, VA 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 2 23 Giles Barnes MF 5-11 181 08/05/1988 London, England 7 7 0 1 44 40 9 5 24 Tyler Deric GK 6-3 185 08/30/1988 Houston, TX 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 26 Corey Ashe MF 5-7 154 03/14/1986 Orange County, CA 7 7 0 1 197 142 1 16 Boniek Garcia MF 5-9 150 09/04/1984 Tegucigalpa, Honduras 7 7 1 0 46 45 8 12 27 28 Tony Cascio MF 6-0 170 03/28/1990 Mesa, AZ 5 4 0 0 47 26 4 3 30 Michael Lisch GK 6-4 175 08/30/1990 Austin, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Dominic Kinnear

07/26/1967 W130 L91 T102

PORTLAND TIMBERS 2014 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Donovan Ricketts GK 6-4 210 07/06/1977 Montego Bay, Jamaica 5 5 0 0 140 140 0 0 2 Alvas Powell DF 6-0 165 07/18/1994 St. Thomas, Jamaica 5 2 0 0 10 6 0 0 MF 5-10 160 01/21/1987 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7 7 1 0 155 140 20 13 4 Will Johnson 5 Michael Harrington DF 6-0 170 01/24/1986 Greenville, NC 7 7 0 1 189 168 5 16 FW 5-9 165 07/19/1990 Monrovia, Liberia 7 7 0 1 102 93 17 9 6 Darlington Nagbe MF 6-0 160 02/09/1988 Kipak, Congo 4 1 0 0 84 68 17 14 7 Steve Zakuani 8 Diego Valeri MF 5-10 165 05/01/1986 Valentin Alsina, Argentina 7 7 1 0 38 35 11 13 9 Frederic Piquionne FW 6-2 170 12/08/1978 Noumea, New Caledonia 3 0 0 0 24 7 1 5 10 Gaston Fernandez FW 5-7 160 10/12/1983 Buenos Aires, Argentina 6 4 2 0 6 4 2 0 11 Kalif Alhassan MF 5-10 160 10/15/1990 Accra, Ghana 5 3 0 1 83 55 4 12 Schillo Tshuma FW 5-10 160 09/21/1992 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 13 Jack Jewsbury DF 6-0 185 04/13/1981 Springfield, MO 5 5 0 0 289 235 24 33 Ben Zemanski MF 5-11 150 05/12/1988 Akron, OH 1 0 0 0 98 67 3 9 14 15 Steven Evans MF 6-1 180 09/19/1991 Portland, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 Bryan Gallego DF 5-10 165 03/10/1993 Kinnelon, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Michael Nanchoff MF 5-8 150 09/24/1988 North Royalton, OH 1 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 19 Jorge Villafana MF 5-9 150 09/16/1989 Anaheim, CA 0 0 0 0 86 63 7 6 20 Taylor Peay DF 6-2 180 09/05/1991 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Diego Chara MF 5-8 150 04/05/1986 Cali, Colombia 7 7 2 0 94 93 4 7 21 22 Rodney Wallace MF 6-0 165 06/17/1988 San Jose, Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 110 93 13 14 Norberto Paparatto DF 6-3 180 01/03/1984 Adrogue, Argentina 4 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 23 24 Aaron Long MF 6-1 173 10/12/1992 Oak Hills, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 George Fochive MF 5-9 172 03/24/1992 Washington, DC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 31 Rauwshan McKenzie DF 6-1 185 11/19/1986 Hartford, CT 0 0 0 0 32 29 0 1 33 Andrew Weber GK 6-2 190 08/09/1983 Austin, TX 3 2 0 0 11 9 0 0 37 Maximiliano Urruti FW 6-0 165 02/22/1991 Rosario, Argentina 7 6 1 0 14 10 2 0 44 Pa Modou Kah DF 6-1 175 07/30/1980 Banjul, Gambia 6 6 0 0 26 26 0 0 90 Jake Gleeson GK 6-3 200 06/26/1990 Wellington, New Zealand 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 98 Mamadou Danso DF 6-3 185 04/27/1983 Serekunda, Gambia 5 4 0 0 55 51 3 1 ON LOAN Jose Adolfo Valencia FW 6-1 180 12/18/1991 Bogota, Colombia 21 5 1 3 21 5 1 3 HEAD  COACH  :  Caleb Porter

02/18/1975 W14 L8 T19


HOUSTON DYNAMO vs PORTLAND TIMBERS BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, Houston, Texas April 27, 2014 (WEEK 8, MLS Game #71) 2 p.m. CT (UniMás; CSN-Hou+; KPTV FOX-12) The Houston Dynamo return home to face the Portland Timbers in a meeting of a pair of clubs desperately seeking victories when the clubs clash Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo saw their winless streak hit five games and their goalless drought pass five hours, following a 4-0 loss at the New York Red Bulls at midweek. The Timbers are still looking for their first victory of 2014 after seven matches, coming off a 1-0 loss at Real Salt Lake. REFEREE: David Gantar. AR1 (bench): Philippe Briere; AR2 (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Ismail Elfath MLS Career: 25 games; FC/gm: 25.2; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 9; pens: 1 DISABLED LIST: none SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: POR: Norbetto Paparetto, Diego Chara INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (4 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 4 goals … Timbers 1 win, 3 goals … Ties 1 AT HOUSTON (2 meetings): Dynamo 1 win, 2 goals … Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal … Ties 1 LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/6: POR 2, HOU 0 (R. Johnson 55, 73)  This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.  The Timbers took a 2-0 win last April 6 at home in the only meeting between the two teams, their first win ever against the Dynamo.  Houston had won two of the first three meetings all-time, with a draw coming in the first game at BBVA Compass Stadium in 2012.  Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. POR: P4 W2 L1 D1 … Caleb Porter vs. HOU: P1 W1 L0 D0 HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo had their winless and scoreless streaks extended, falling 4-0 to the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday evening at Red Bull Arena. The Dynamo are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 7 points from 7 games. LAST MATCH  The Red Bulls were in front just 12 minutes into the match. Kosuke Kimura found a free-roaming Thierry Henry down the right flank, and he then sent in a low cross that Bradley Wright-Phillips directed home from the center of the six-yard box.  Another good sequence 12 minutes later put the Red Bulls two in front. Roy Miller won a 50-50 ball from a Henry pass down the left flank before picking out Wright-Phillips at the near post for a one-touch finish.  It was 3-0 for the the Red Bulls in the 65th minute when Henry scored with ease, driving the ball into an unguarded net from the heart of the area after Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall pushed a cross into his path.  The rout was completed in the 85th minute when Wright-Phillips converted a penalty kick to complete his hattrick, after Henry was bowled over in the penalty area by Dynamo winger Tony Cascio.  Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made one change to the team that played to a scoreless draw against Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. Warren Creavalle came into the back four for the suspended Kofi Sarkodie.  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-3-1-2): Tally Hall - Warren Creavalle (Servando Carrasco 73), David Horst, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe - Tony Cascio, Ricardo Clark (A.J. Cochran 63), Andrew Driver - Boniek Garcia - Giles Barnes, Will Bruin (Omar Cummings 80). TEAM NEWS  The Dynamo lost their third consecutive game and saw their winless streak stretched to five matches, since opening the campaign with back-to-back victories. The loss in New York completed a three-game road swing (0-2-1).  “We have to go back to basics, work hard, defend well and be dangerous in front of the goal,” said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. “That's always the simple plan. We just weren't sharp in front of the goal and

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weren't sharp defending. Those are two areas that definitely let us down tonight. … It just wasn’t a good night for us.” The Dynamo have now gone 319 minutes without scoring a goal, the longest such streak in MLS this season, and the second-longest in the club’s history. The Dynamo went 388 minutes without scoring from June 1 to July 6 of last year; their last goal came April 5 in the 4-1 home loss to FC Dallas. “We had chances,” Kinnear said. “Teams are not going to jump out of the way and let us score. It’s difficult to do. Sometimes they come in bunches like they were at the beginning of the season, sometimes they’re hard to come by. We had [enough] chances tonight that I think we were good for a goal.” It was the second time in the last three meetings the Red Bulls have scored four goals against the Dynamo. The 4-0 result matches the second-most goals allowed in a game in Dynamo club history – the Dynamo also lost 4-1 to New York last Sept. 8. (The club record came in a 5-0 loss to Montréal last Aug. 24). “Defensively if we shore up and do a good job it makes it easier for everyone else on the field,” goalkeeper Tally Hall said. “It’s too easy to look forward and say I wish you guys would’ve scored five goals, of course, but you can’t just give away goals. It makes it too easy for another team to sit in and control the game.” With Kofi Sarkodie suspended, Warren Creavalle made his first start of the season, at right back. Creavalle had come on as a substitute in each of the three previous games. There was an injury concern coming out of the Red Bulls match after Ricardo Clark was forced from the field in the 63rd minute following a collision with hat trick man Wright-Phillips. “Winning fixes everything,” Hall said. “It’s important to go home, Portland on Sunday, because if you get a win all the feelings we have right now evaporate instantly. Then you go build off that so the game against Portland at home is an opportunity that we can’t let slip away.” Said striker Giles Barnes: “I'm still trying to figure out what happened. We came out flying and we thought we had them. Then once they scored a goal that kind of swung the pendulum their way. But we have confidence in what we're doing. The season's a marathon, not a sprint. Judge us at the end of the year.''

PORTLAND TIMBERS The Portland Timbers had their season-opening winless run extended to seven matches, dropping a 1-0 decision to Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. The Timbers are in eighth place in the Western Conference with 4 points from 7 games. LAST MATCH  The game's lone goal came in the 78th minute. Midfielder Ned Grabavoy took a pass from Sebastián Velásquez and drove past a defender into the left side of the Timbers area before finishing with a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.  Real goalkeeper Nick Rimando made four saves, three of the spectacular variety, in earning his 111th career shutout, one short of tying the all-time MLS record held by Kevin Hartman. ��� Timbers head coach Caleb Porter made one change to the team that reached a 1-1 tie with Chivas USA at Providence Park. Jack Jewsbury came back into the side in place of Alvas Powell.  PORTLAND TIMBERS (4-2-3-1): Donovan Ricketts - Jack Jewsbury (Alvas Powell 83), Pa Modou Kah, Mamadou Danso, Michael Harrington - Will Johnson, Diego Chara - Kalif Alhassan (Michael Nanchoff 77), Diego Valeri (Gaston Fernandez 61), Darlington Nagbe - Maximiliano Urruti. TEAM NEWS  The Timbers saw their winless streak reach seven games, matching the second-longest in the club’s MLS history, one game shy of its record set July 7-Aug. 19, 2012.  “It’s going to come. I’ve been around this game long enough, I’ve been around teams long enough. I’ve seen games. I’ve seen teams that don’t get results,” said Timbers head coach Caleb Porter. “We’re not not getting results because we’re a bad team, we’re just not making a few plays here or there. You can see our team’s organized, you can see they have a good chemistry, you can see with the flow of the game that we’re playing well enough to win games.”  Said Will Johnson: “It’s all about results. We have to step up and make plays, and there are plays out there that are there to be made. This is professional soccer, and when we get in those big moments we look like amateurs. So we have to face the reality that we have to be better.”  For a fourth consecutive game, the Timbers allowed the tying or losing goal late in the match, with Real Salt Lake hitting for the winner in the 78th minute. The week before, Chivas USA scored in the 79th minute; FC Dallas hit for the winner on March 29 in the 84th minute, and Seattle scored two goals after the 85th minute the following week.  “When you’re on the road playing a team like Salt Lake, you don’t want to be in an open game. You want the game to be tight. And the game went exactly how we wanted it to go, but like I said in the 65th to the 75th minute, before they got their goal, we had them on the ropes and we need to finish our chances when we get in that position. That’s ultimately the difference in the game,” Porter said.

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While Porter maintained the same front six from the draw with Chivas USA, he did make an early change when Gaston Fernandez came on for Diego Valeri just after the hour. “I think you always make decisions based on the flow of the game and what you feel. I just felt that was the right move at that point in time. Seemed like he took a knock and was carrying that a little bit,” Porter said. “So, I thought Gaston [Fernandez] went in and was really, really effective and Michael Nanchoff as well. Those two guys really gave us some energy and so it was a big reason why we got so many chances late in the game.” The Timbers were shut out at the attacking end for a second time this season; in all but the 4-4 draw with Seattle, Portland has scored one goal or less. “I’m very pleased overall with how we defended. They didn’t get very many chances. And I’m pleased that we had the better of the chances as well. But, we’ve got to make the plays to win the game,” Porter said. “But you also have to credit their goalkeeper, it wasn’t always poor finishing, it was a few world-class saves that preserved the win for them.”

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2014 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS (2-4-1, 7 pts.) UNF 12 13 7 27 11 26 8 23 1 18 4 17 28 5 22 20 15 16

POS F M F M M M D M G D D M M D M M F D

PLAYER Will Bruin Ricardo Clark Omar Cummings Boniek Garcia Brad Davis Corey Ashe Kofi Sarkodie Giles Barnes Tally Hall David Horst Jermaine Taylor Servando Carrasco Tony Cascio Warren Creavalle Brian Ownby Andrew Driver Mark Sherrod A.J. Cochran Own-goals received Opponent totals Team totals

GP 7 7 5 7 4 7 6 7 7 6 7 3 5 4 2 7 3 3

GS 7 7 0 7 4 7 6 7 7 6 7 0 4 1 0 6 0 1

MIN 619 596 71 611 311 630 532 617 630 510 617 22 336 125 21 493 6 145

7 7

7 7

630 630

G 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 7

A 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 16 16 5 7 3 4 0 27 0 6 1 1 7 0 0 9 0 1

SOG 9 5 4 3 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0

FC 5 8 1 13 5 3 10 6 0 11 7 0 3 3 1 7 1 1

FS 2 6 2 17 7 9 8 6 1 3 3 2 2 2 0 3 0 2

OFF 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CK 0 0 0 15 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

C 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

11 7

94 103

30 32

83 85

85 83

14 12

36 43

9 8

0 2

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Will Bruin 2 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Kofi Sarkodie 1, Giles Barnes 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Boniek Garcia 0-1 HOUSTON DYNAMO GOALKEEPING UNF 1

POS G

GOALKEEPER Tally Hall Team totals Opponent totals

GP 7 7 7

GS 7 7 7

MIN SHTS 630 30 630 30 630 32

SV 17 17 24

GA 12 12 7

GAA 1.71 1.71 1

PG 3 3 0

PA 3 3 1

W 2 2 4

L 4 4 2

T 1 1 1

SO 3 3 3

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2014 PORTLAND TIMBERS STATISTICS (0-3-4, 4 pts.) UNF 21 10 4 8 37 5 6 11 13 1 33 7 14 98 17 9 44 2 23

POS M F M M F D F M D G G M M D M F D D D

PLAYER Diego Chara Gaston Fernandez Will Johnson Diego Valeri Maximiliano Urruti Michael Harrington Darlington Nagbe Kalif Alhassan Jack Jewsbury Donovan Ricketts Andrew Weber Steve Zakuani Ben Zemanski Mamadou Danso Michael Nanchoff Frederic Piquionne Pa Modou Kah Alvas Powell Norberto Paparatto Own-goals received Opponent totals Team totals

GP 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 3 4 1 5 1 3 6 5 4

GS 7 4 7 7 6 7 7 3 5 5 2 1 0 4 0 0 6 2 4

MIN 630 389 629 579 513 579 580 274 424 431 198 100 5 416 13 13 484 243 360

7 7

7 7

630 630

GP 5 3 7 7

GS 5 2 7 7

G 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 8

A 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 2 6 18 19 17 2 6 6 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 2 3 4

SOG 2 4 4 8 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

13 3

93 94

FC 26 4 9 5 10 7 2 2 5 1 1 0 1 5 0 1 8 8 5

FS 14 12 11 10 13 4 27 7 7 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 4

OFF 0 4 1 1 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

CK 0 9 3 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3

E 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

34 28

121 100 100 121

10 24

42 31

17 13

3 2

GAA 0.84 3.64 1.72 1.14

PG 1 2 3 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None PORTLAND TIMBERS GOALKEEPING UNF 1 33

POS G G

GOALKEEPER Donovan Ricketts Andrew Weber Team totals Opponent totals

MIN SHTS 431 18 198 16 629 34 630 28

SV 13 8 21 20

GA 4 8 12 8

PA 1 3 4 0

W 0 0 0 3

L 1 2 3 0

T 3 1 4 4

SO 0 0 0 2

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HOUSTON DYNAMO 2014 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr.

OPPONENT 8 New England 15 Montreal 29 at Vancouver 5 FC Dallas

Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sun. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Thu. Fri.

Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May May June June June July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

12 at New England 19 at Philadelphia 23 at New York 27 Portland 3 at Chivas USA 7 Columbus 11 Real Salt Lake 17 Los Angeles 21 at D.C. United 25 at San Jose 1 at Colorado 6 Sporting KC 28 at Montreal 4 New York 12 at Toronto FC 19 Toronto FC 3 D.C. United 10 at Seattle 15 Philadelphia 23 at Columbus 29 at Sporting KC 6 Montreal 13 Columbus 20 at Philadelphia 28 Chicago 4 at New York 8 at Toronto FC 12 D.C. United 16 New England 24 at Chicago

RESULT W 4-0 W 1-0 L 1-2 L 1-4

ATT 22320 18245 21000 22202

W-L-T 1-0-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 2-2-0

L 0-2 T 0-0 L 0-4

14259 17301 13278

2-3-0 2-3-1 2-4-1

POS PTS NOTES: 1 3 HOU: Bruin (2,13) Garcia (23) Cummings (92+); 1 6 HOU: Bruin (40); 3 6 HOU: Clark (75); VAN: Harvey (14) Miller (58) 4 6 HOU: Clark (41); DAL: Pereira (31) Watson (61,70) own goal (68) 7 6 NE: Alston (68) Bengtson (91+) 7 7 8 7 NY: Wright-Phillips (12,24,86) Henry (65)

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PORTLAND TIMBERS 2014 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr.

Sat. Apr. Sat. Apr. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat.

Apr. May May May May May June June

Wed. Fri. Thu. Sun. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Fri. Sat.

June June July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

OPPONENT 8 Philadelphia 16 Chicago 22 at Colorado 29 at FC Dallas 5 Seattle 12 Chivas USA 19 at Real Salt Lake 27 at Houston 3 D.C. United 11 at Los Angeles 17 Columbus 24 at New York 28 at Chivas USA 1 Vancouver 7 at Real Salt Lake 11 FC Dallas 27 Sporting KC 10 Los Angeles 13 at Seattle 18 Colorado 27 at Montreal 2 at Los Angeles 9 Chivas USA 16 at New England 24 Seattle 30 at Vancouver 7 San Jose 13 at Colorado 20 Vancouver 27 at Toronto FC 4 at San Jose 8 San Jose 17 Real Salt Lake 25 at FC Dallas

RESULT T 1-1 T 1-1 L 0-2 L 1-2 T 4-4

ATT 20814 20814 15135 16045 20814

W-L-T 0-0-1 0-0-2 0-1-2 0-2-2 0-2-3

T 1-1 L 0-1

20814 20496

0-2-4 0-3-4

POS PTS NOTES: 5 1 POR: Fernandez (94+); PHI: McInerney (64) 6 2 POR: Fernandez (79); CHI: Larentowicz (19) 7 2 COL: Sanchez (73) Brown (75) 7 2 POR: own goal (66); DAL: Perez (48+) Diaz (84) 7 3 POR: Chara (9,55) Valeri (14) Urruti (57); SEA: Cooper (3) Dempsey (24,85,87) 8 4 POR: Johnson (7); CHV: Torres (79) 8 4 RSL: Grabavoy (78)

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DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2014)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2014)

Goals 2 Will Bruin Assists 1 7 times Shots 7 Giles Barnes Shots on Goal 3 Omar Cummings 3 Will Bruin 3 Will Bruin Fouls Committed 4 David Horst 4 David Horst 4 Boniek Garcia Fouls Suffered 8 Boniek Garcia Offside 2 Giles Barnes Saves 4 Tally Hall 4 Tally Hall 4 Tally Hall Shots Faced 8 Tally Hall Goals Allowed 4 Tally Hall 4 Tally Hall

Goals 4 03/08/2014 vs Assists 4 03/08/2014 vs Shots 20 03/08/2014 vs 20 04/23/2014 vs Shots on Goal 9 03/08/2014 vs Fouls Committed 15 03/29/2014 vs Fouls Suffered 16 04/05/2014 vs Corner Kicks 9 03/29/2014 vs Offside 3 03/08/2014 vs Saves 4 03/15/2014 vs 4 04/12/2014 vs 4 04/23/2014 vs Shots Faced 8 04/23/2014 vs Goals Allowed 4 04/05/2014 vs 4 04/23/2014 vs

03/08/2014 vs NE

W 4-0

03/08/2014 vs NE

W 4-0

03/29/2014 vs VAN

L 1-2

03/08/2014 vs NE 03/08/2014 vs NE 03/15/2014 vs MTL

W 4-0 W 4-0 W 1-0

03/08/2014 vs NE 04/05/2014 vs DAL 04/12/2014 vs NE

W 4-0 L 1-4 L 0-2

04/05/2014 vs DAL

L 1-4

03/08/2014 vs NE

W 4-0

03/15/2014 vs MTL 04/12/2014 vs NE 04/23/2014 vs NY

W 1-0 L 0-2 L 0-4

04/23/2014 vs NY

L 0-4

04/05/2014 vs DAL 04/23/2014 vs NY

L 1-4 L 0-4

NE

W 4-0

NE

W 4-0

NE NY

W 4-0 L 0-4

NE

W 4-0

VAN

L 1-2

DAL

L 1-4

VAN

L 1-2

NE

W 4-0

MTL NE NY

W 1-0 L 0-2 L 0-4

NY

L 0-4

DAL NY

L 1-4 L 0-4

TIMBERS INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2014)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2014)

Goals 2 Diego Chara Assists 1 Kalif Alhassan 1 Michael Harrington 1 Darlington Nagbe Shots 6 Diego Valeri Shots on Goal 3 Diego Valeri 3 Diego Valeri Fouls Committed 6 Diego Chara 6 Maximiliano Urruti Fouls Suffered 6 Darlington Nagbe Offside 4 Maximiliano Urruti 4 Gaston Fernandez 4 Maximiliano Urruti Saves 4 Donovan Ricketts 4 Andrew Weber Shots Faced 8 Andrew Weber Goals Allowed 4 Andrew Weber

Goals 4 04/05/2014 at Assists 2 04/05/2014 at Shots 21 03/16/2014 at Shots on Goal 7 03/16/2014 at Fouls Committed 21 04/05/2014 at Fouls Suffered 21 03/16/2014 at Corner Kicks 7 03/08/2014 at 7 04/19/2014 at Offside 8 03/22/2014 at Saves 5 03/22/2014 at Shots Faced 8 04/05/2014 at Goals Allowed 4 04/05/2014 at

04/05/2014 at SEA

T 4-4

04/05/2014 at SEA 04/05/2014 at SEA

T 4-4 T 4-4

04/12/2014 at CHV

T 1-1

03/16/2014 at CHI

T 1-1

03/16/2014 at CHI 03/29/2014 at DAL

T 1-1 L 1-2

03/08/2014 at PHI 04/05/2014 at SEA

T 1-1 T 4-4

04/05/2014 at SEA

T 4-4

03/16/2014 at CHI 03/22/2014 at COL 04/12/2014 at CHV

T 1-1 L 0-2 T 1-1

03/08/2014 at PHI 04/05/2014 at SEA

T 1-1 T 4-4

04/05/2014 at SEA

T 4-4

04/05/2014 at SEA

T 4-4

TEAM LOW GAMES (2014) Shots 9 04/12/2014 vs Shots on Goal 0 04/12/2014 vs Fouls Committed 8 04/23/2014 vs Fouls Suffered 5 04/23/2014 vs Corner Kicks 3 04/19/2014 vs Offside 0 04/19/2014 vs Saves 0 04/19/2014 vs Shots Faced 0 04/19/2014 vs

NE

L 0-2

NE

L 0-2

NY

L 0-4

NY

L 0-4

PHI

T 0-0

PHI

T 0-0

PHI

T 0-0

PHI

T 0-0

TEAM LOW GAMES (2014)

SEA

T 4-4

SEA

T 4-4

CHI

T 1-1

CHI

T 1-1

SEA

T 4-4

CHI

T 1-1

PHI RSL

T 1-1 L 0-1

COL

L 0-2

COL

L 0-2

SEA

T 4-4

SEA

T 4-4

Shots 7 03/22/2014 at Shots on Goal 2 03/08/2014 at Fouls Committed 9 03/22/2014 at Fouls Suffered 14 03/22/2014 at Corner Kicks 2 03/22/2014 at 2 03/29/2014 at 2 04/12/2014 at Offside 1 03/29/2014 at 1 04/05/2014 at 1 04/19/2014 at Saves 1 04/12/2014 at Shots Faced 2 04/12/2014 at

COL

L 0-2

PHI

T 1-1

COL

L 0-2

COL

L 0-2

COL DAL CHV

L 0-2 L 1-2 T 1-1

DAL SEA RSL

L 1-2 T 4-4 L 0-1

CHV

T 1-1

CHV

T 1-1

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HEAD-TO-HEAD

TIMBERS VS DYNAMO ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Dynamo 2 wins, 4 goals Timbers 1 wins, 3 goals 1 ties 8/14/2011 10/14/2011 5/15/2012 4/6/2013

HOU HOU HOU POR

2 2 0 2

vs at vs vs

POR POR POR HOU

1 0 0 0

(H) (PO) (HB) (PO)

Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

Dynamo 2 OT 1 0 27 0 8 0 28 0 5 0 11 0

1 3 25 9 22 3 7

Tot 4 52 17 50 8 18

1 0 18 6 16 6 6

Timbers 2 OT 3 0 24 0 11 0 20 0 5 0 5 0

Tot 3 42 17 36 11 11

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS: HOU POR

1-15

16-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76-90

OT

Total

0 0

2 0

1 0

1 2

0 1

0 0

0 0

4 3

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Caleb Porter Dominic Kinnear

vs. HOU vs. POR

1-0-0 2-1-1

(3 pts./game) (1.75 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS: Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

1 2 6 4 7 6 2 1 2 14 3

Dynamo 4 times Brad Davis Ching/Davis Brian Ching Calen Carr Carlo Costly Tally Hall Tally Hall Tally Hall Tally Hall Tally Hall

Timbers Ryan Johnson Darlington Nagbe Lovel Palmer 3 times Diego Chara Darlington Nagbe Donovan Ricketts Troy Perkins Perkins/Ricketts Troy Perkins Troy Perkins

2 2 6 2 8 8 1 2 1 11 4

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Dynamo 4 players tied 4 players tied Cameron/Ching Brian Ching (08/14/11) Calen Carr (10/14/11) Carlo Costly (10/14/11) 1 Tally Hall (twice) 4 Tally Hall (3 times) 2 Tally Hall (04/06/13)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

1 1 3 2 5 4

Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

Timbers Ryan Johnson (04/06/13) 4 players tied Lovel Palmer (05/15/12) 3 players tied Kris Boyd (05/15/12) 3 players tied

2 1 4 2 4 3

1 Perkins/Ricketts 7 Troy Perkins (05/15/12) 2 Troy Perkins (twice)

W-L-T Breakdowns: Houston Dynamo W-L-T At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Allowed Scored Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

Streak (started)

Portland Timbers W-L-T

Streak (started)

2-0-0 0-2-1 0-2-0

7 Ws 1 Ts 3 Ls

(08/03/2013) (04/19/2014) (10/20/2013)

0-0-1 0-2-2 0-1-1

1 Ts (04/12/2014) 1 Ls (04/19/2014) 1 Ls (03/29/2014)

0-4-0 2-0-0

5 Ls 8 Ws

(10/20/2013) (08/03/2013)

0-3-3 0-0-1

1 Ls (04/19/2014) 1 Ts (04/12/2014)

0-2-1 1-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0

1 Ls 2 Ls 5 Ws 2 Ws 3 Ws

(04/23/2014) (03/29/2014) (03/23/2013) (08/03/2013) (05/08/2013)

0-2-0 0-1-3 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1

2 1 1 1 1

Ls Ts Ts Ts Ts

(03/22/2014) (04/12/2014) (10/06/2013) (08/21/2013) (04/05/2014)

2-0-1 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0

1 Ts 1 Ws 7 Ls 2 Ls 4 Ls

(04/19/2014) (10/27/2013) (04/06/2013) (03/17/2013) (08/24/2013)

0-0-0 0-1-3 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-1

1 1 2 2 1

Ws Ls Ls Ts Ts

(10/26/2013) (04/19/2014) (03/22/2014) (03/03/2013) (04/05/2014)

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DYNAMO CAREER SCORING VS. TIMBERS (2-1-1) PLAYER Brian Ching Danny Cruz Andre Hainault Adam Moffat Brad Davis Luiz Camargo Colin Clark Team totals Opponent totals

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

3 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 4

1 1 2 3 4 2 1 4 4

135 90 180 244 318 167 104 360 360

1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 3

0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 4

SHT GOALKEEPER 6 2 2 4 6 4 2 52 42

Tally Hall Team totals Opponent totals

GP

MIN

SHT

4 4 4

360 360 360

17 17 17

SV

GAA

PG

14 0.75 14 0.75 13 1.00

0 0 0

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TIMBERS CAREER SCORING VS. DYNAMO (1-2-1) PLAYER Ryan Johnson Jack Jewsbury Darlington Nagbe Diego Chara Sal Zizzo Team totals Opponent totals

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

1 4 4 4 3 4 4

1 4 4 4 2 4 4

88 315 343 315 165 360 360

2 1 0 0 0 3 4

0 0 2 1 1 4 4

2 3 5 1 2 42 52

GOALKEEPER Donovan Ricketts Troy Perkins Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 3 4 4

MIN SHTS

SV

GAA

PG

90 270 360 360

2 11 13 14

0.00 1.33 1.00 0.75

0 0 0 0

2 15 17 17

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CURRENT DYNAMO VS. TIMBERS (2-1-1) PLAYER Tony Cascio Omar Cummings Brad Davis Corey Ashe Giles Barnes Will Bruin Servando Carrasco Ricardo Clark Warren Creavalle Andrew Driver Tally Hall Kofi Sarkodie Jermaine Taylor Team totals Opponent totals

GOALKEEPER Tally Hall Team totals Opponent totals

CURRENT TIMBERS VS. DYNAMO (1-2-1)

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

5 4 4 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 3 4 4

3 2 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 4 1 2 4 4

258 218 318 360 90 73 91 81 26 90 360 90 190 360 360

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3

2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

10 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 52 42

Steve Zakuani Jack Jewsbury Michael Harrington Darlington Nagbe Diego Chara Kalif Alhassan Mamadou Danso Will Johnson Rauwshan McKenzie Michael Nanchoff Frederic Piquionne Donovan Ricketts Diego Valeri Jorge Villafana Rodney Wallace Ben Zemanski Team totals Opponent totals

5 14 12 4 4 3 2 7 2 1 1 9 1 6 4 4 4 4

4 12 11 4 4 1 2 7 2 0 0 9 1 5 4 3 4 4

332 1057 940 343 315 168 180 610 180 1 2 810 29 367 330 302 360 360

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4

1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

9 12 3 5 1 2 1 8 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 2 42 52

GP

MIN

SHT

GAA

PG

GOALKEEPER

4 4 4

360 360 360

17 17 17

14 0.75 14 0.75 13 1.00

0 0 0

SV

Donovan Ricketts Team totals Opponent totals

GP 9 4 4

MIN SHTS

SV

GAA

PG

810 360 360

16 1.00 13 1.00 14 0.75

0 0 0

25 17 17

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Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers Sunday, 27 April 2014 – 2 p.m. CT  MLS regular season – Game #8 – Home Game #4  BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX    Broadcast Information  TV: CSN Houston Plus, UniMás  Radio: Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM; 850 AM (Spanish)  2014 Houston Dynamo Digital Media Guide 

Dynamo Media Contacts (@HoustonDynamo.com)  Lester Gretsch (lgretsch@ 832‐633‐0632)  Matt Pedersen (mpedersen@ 832‐794‐8673)  Ben Crook (bcrook@ 832‐865‐7531) 

DYNAMO HOST PORTLAND TIMBERS AFTER THREE CONSECUTIVE ROAD GAMES The Houston Dynamo (2‐4‐1; 7 points) host the Portland Timbers (0‐3‐4; 4 points) on Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium  in their first home game since April 5 after playing three straight games on the road. The Dynamo fell to the New York Red Bulls,   4‐0, on Wednesday at Red Bull Arena in a rematch of the 2013 Eastern Conference semifinal. The Timbers fell 1‐0 at Real Salt Lake  last Saturday. Sunday is the lone game between Houston and Portland this season. It begins a stretch of four home games out of  five for the Dynamo. 

HOUSTON VS. PORTLAND  The Dynamo are 2‐1‐1 in four all‐time meetings against the Timbers. Portland registered a 2‐0 home win last April as Ryan Johnson  scored a pair of second‐half goals. The clubs played to a 0‐0 draw in May 2012 in the first‐ever night game at BBVA Compass  Stadium. Houston earned a win it its first visit to Portland, 2‐0, in October 2011 with Andre Hainault and Danny Cruz scoring for  the Dynamo in a key win that helped their playoff position and left Portland with a tough road to the postseason.     DYNAMO PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (4‐4‐2, Right‐Left) Tally Hall;   Kofi Sarkodie, Jermaine Taylor, David Horst, Corey Ashe;   Tony Cascio, Boniek García, Warren Creavalle, Andrew Driver;  Giles Barnes, Will Bruin   

DYNAMO NOTES Dynamo fall at New York in 2013 playoff rematch: Bradley Wright‐Phillips recorded a hat trick as the New York Red Bulls  avenged a 2013 playoff defeat with a 4‐0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. New York  opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Kosuke Kimura played a pass to Thierry Henry on the right side of the penalty area and  Henry drilled a low cross through the six‐yard box. Wright‐Phillips finished with one touch from close range for a 1‐0 lead. Midway  through the first half, Will Bruin collected the ball 25 yards from goal and struck a knuckling shot that was stopped by Luis Robles.   The Red Bulls doubled their lead in the 24th minute. Henry slid a past to the left flank where Roy Miller won a duel with Warren  Creavalle before charging to the endline and centering a pass for Wright‐Phillips, who finished from four yards for a 2‐0 advantage.     After Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall made a stretching save on Wright‐Phillips in the 36th minute, Houston created a scoring  chance in first half stoppage time. Bruin crossed from the right flank and Andrew Driver fired over the goal from 15 yards.   Houston had a great chance moments after the second half kickoff. Bruin applied pressure on New York’s back pass and forced a  turnover from Dax McCarty that was collected by Barnes. The forward returned the ball to Bruin, who hit a low shot from 15 yards  that forced a quality save from Robles. New York struck again in the 65th minute, with Wright‐Phillips and Henry combining once  more. Henry played a pass to Wright‐Phillips on the right edge of the penalty area and the English forward drove a ball through the  goal area where Hall punched away but right in the path of Henry. The Frenchman slotted home from 15 yards to stretch New  York’s lead to 3‐0. The Red Bulls drew a penalty kick when Henry drew contact from Tony Cascio inside the penalty area as the  pair converged on a New York cross. Wright‐Phillips converted the spot kick for his first career MLS hat trick.      


Dynamo milestones and notes from 4‐0 loss at New York on Wednesday:  o It was Corey Ashe’s 250th career game in all competitions. Ashe is the second player in club history to make 250  appearances. Only Brad Davis (276) has appeared in more.   o It was Will Bruin’s 89th career regular season start to tie Eddie Robinson for 12th on the club list.    o It was also Bruin’s 114th career game in all competitions with Houston to tie Richard Mulrooney for 15th on the  club list.   o It was Jermaine Taylor’s 79th career game in all competitions to tie Ryan Cochrane for 17th on the club list.  o It was Warren Creavalle’s first start of the season.  

Dynamo match worst seven‐game start to a season: Houston’s 4‐0 loss at New York on Wednesday moved the club’s record  to 2‐4‐1 (7 points) to open the season, matching the two lowest point totals through seven games in team history. The good  news for the Dynamo is the two previous slow starts resulted in strong regular seasons. The 2007 club also opened 2‐4‐1 (and  lost its next game for a 2‐5‐1 start) before rebounding with an eventual 15‐8‐7 final regular season record and winning MLS  Cup. The 2008 team began with a 1‐2‐4 record (7 points) and won its eighth game to start a similar resurgence as 2007,  completing the season 13‐5‐12.   

Five‐game winless streak longest since last June: The Dynamo are winless in five games (0‐4‐1) since they opened the season  with two straight wins. The streak is the club’s longest since going winless (0‐4‐3) in seven games from May 12 to June 30 last  season. That streak also included a loss at New York before the Dynamo ended the rut with a 1‐0 home win over Philadelphia.  The longest winless streak in franchise history is ten games (0‐6‐4), set from May 29 to Aug. 14, 2010.    Dynamo milestones and notes from 0‐0 draw at Philadelphia on April 19:  o The draw snapped Houston’s three‐game losing streak.  o Houston is now unbeaten (3‐0‐1) in its last four games against Philadelphia.   o Tally Hall played 90 minutes to surpass 10,000 career regular season minutes (10,056).  o It was Will Bruin’s 101st career start in all competitions with the Dynamo to pass Dwayne De Rosario and  Richard Mulrooney for 14th on the club list.    Dynamo snap three‐game losing streak: The 0‐0 draw at Philadelphia snapped a three‐game losing streak for the Dynamo.  With the previous loss at New England, the Dynamo had lost three consecutive league games for the first time since a four‐ game losing streak from Aug. 28 – Sept. 22, 2010. It was also just the fourth time in nine seasons the club had lost three  consecutive games. The other streaks: (2007; 3 games); (2010; 3 games) and the four‐game streak in 2010 mentioned above.     Dynamo launch Under‐23 team: The Dynamo announced the launch of a new Under‐23 team to begin competing this May.  The U‐23 team is the latest addition to the Dynamo development system and will bridge the gap between the Houston  Dynamo Academy and the first team. The squad will be comprised of former and current Dynamo Academy players as well as  players identified through Dynamo Trials. ʺThis is another step forward for our player development system,” Dynamo  director of youth development James Clarkson said. “It will be great to work with the college players again and hopefully we  find some outstanding talent at the trials. Iʹm very confident of putting together a very competitive group this summer.ʺ The  2014 season will run from mid‐May through mid‐July. The club will be managed under the direction of the Dynamo Academy  and will be coached by Clarkson, assistant director Eddie Robinson and technical coordinator Tom Harris. The squad will  compete in the U.S. Men Under‐23 Cup Tournament from June 13‐15 in Horsham, Penn. Additionally, the U‐23 team will  compete in Copa Alianza at Houston Sports Park from May 24‐26. The squad will also participate in other tournaments and  friendly games to be announced at a later date. The roster will continue to be constructed through mid‐May. Other Major  League Soccer clubs with U‐23 teams include the Chicago Fire, D.C. United, Montreal Impact, Portland Timbers, San Jose  Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 

 

 

           


Dynamo milestones and notes from 4‐1 loss vs. FC Dallas on April 5:  o It was Ricardo Clark’s second goal of the season and second consecutive game with a goal after his headed set‐ piece goal against Vancouver on March 29. Both goals were from a set piece and assisted by Brad Davis.  o It was also Clark’s 16th career goal in all competitions with the Dynamo to pass Bobby Boswell for seventh on  the club list.   o It was Davis’ 103rd career regular season assist to surpass Jaime Moreno (102) for fifth on the MLS all‐time assist  list. Davis is nine assists away from Preki (112) for fourth place.  o It was also Clark’s 137th career regular season start with Houston to pass Pat Onstad for fourth on the club list.  o Clark played 85 minutes to reach 12,172 career regular season minutes with the Dynamo. He vaulted Onstad  (12,166) for fourth on the franchise list.  o It was Davis’ 317th career MLS regular season game to tie Chris Henderson for 15th on the MLS all‐time games  list. 

Brunner undergoes surgery on right ankle: Dynamo defender Eric Brunner underwent surgery on his right ankle, it was  announced on April 7. Brunner had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right ankle. The procedure was performed by Dr.  Kevin Varner of Houston Methodist, the foot and ankle surgeon of the Dynamo. The injury was originally sustained in the  final preseason game against the Charleston Battery on March 1. Approximate recovery time for Brunner is expected to be  eight weeks.  Brunner, 28, was a key part of Houston’s run to the Eastern Conference Championship last season. The Dublin,  Ohio native started all five playoff games as the Dynamo defeated the Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls before falling  to Sporting Kansas City. Brunner has appeared in 97 regular season games in seven MLS seasons and helped the Columbus  Crew win the Supporters’ Shield in 2009. 

Brad Davis starts for U.S. national team in 2‐2 draw vs. Mexico on April 2: Brad Davis started and played 59 minutes in the  2‐2 draw between the United States and Mexico on April 2 in Glendale, Ariz. It was Davis’ 14th appearance for the national  team including four appearances in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and a start in a 2‐0 friendly win over Korea Republic on  Feb. 1 in which he earned as assist. Davis also provided two assists in the United States’ final qualifying match against Panama  last October to secure a first place finish in the region.    Dynamo milestones from 2‐1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 29:  o It was Ricardo Clark’s first goal of the season and the 20th regular season goal in his MLS career.   o It was Brad Davis’s 100th career assist in all competitions with the Dynamo to become the first Houston player to  reach 100 assists.  o It was Davis’ 275th career game in all competitions with the Dynamo, the most in franchise history.  o It was Davis’ 250th career start in all competitions with Houston.   o It was Clark’s 225th career game regular season game.  

 

 

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Dynamo loan three players to Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Three Houston Dynamo players – Anthony Arena, Jason Johnson  and Bryan Salazar – joined the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the club’s USL PRO affiliate, on March 24 ahead of their season  opener on March 29 at Orlando City. The Dynamo and Riverhounds formed an affiliate partnership for the 2014 season last  November. Arena, 23, was selected by the Dynamo in the 2013 Supplemental Draft out of Wake Forest University. The central  defender made his MLS debut at Columbus last June and also appeared in a 2‐0 win over FC Tucson in the U.S. Open Cup.  Johnson is also in his second professional season after the Dynamo selected him with the No. 13 overall selection in the 2013  MLS SuperDraft out of Virginia Commonwealth University. A member of Generation adidas, Johnson appeared in 13 regular  season games (four starts) and scored one goal last season. The 23‐year‐old has made three appearances for the Jamaica  national team, including two appearances last November. Johnson also made five appearances (four starts) and scored one  goal in the CONCACAF Champions League and added two more starts in the U.S. Open Cup last season. Salazar signed as a  Homegrown Player from the Dynamo Academy last February and joined the club full time in June after graduating from Fort  Bend Bush High School in Houston. Salazar, 19, made his professional debut against FC Tucson in the U.S. Open Cup last  May. Prior to signing with the senior team, Salazar spent six years in the Dynamo development program, progressing from the  Junior Academy at age 13 to the U‐18 squad.  


Dynamo milestones from 1‐0 win over Montreal Impact on March 15:  o It was Brad Davis’ 200th regular season start with the Dynamo, the most in franchise history.  o Tally Hall recorded his 30th career regular season shutout.  o It was Ricardo Clark’s 185th career game in all competitions with the Dynamo to pass Brian Mullan for fifth on  the club list.   o It was Corey Ashe’s 137th career regular season start to pass Pat Onstad for third on the franchise list.   o It was Hall’s 140th career start in all competitions with Houston to pass Wade Barrett for eighth on the club list.  

Bruin is second Houston player to score in first two games: “Will Bruin and Brian Ching.” The pair has been linked many  times since Bruin’s breakout season in 2012. With Bruin’s three‐goal start to the 2014 season, they were linked again. With a  goal against Montreal on March 15, Bruin became the second player in Dynamo history to score in each of the first two games  of the regular season (Note courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau, official statisticianof MLS). Ching also did it in 2006, scoring four  goals in the inaugural match before tallying again in the second game.  

Fast start: Will Bruin’s opening goal on March 8 occurred just 63 seconds into the game. It was the second‐fastest goal in  Dynamo regular‐season history after Craig Waibel scored 47 seconds into a game against Colorado on Oct. 14, 2006. The  fastest goal in Dynamo history in all competitions is 12 seconds, scored by Joseph Ngwenya and assisted by Brian Ching in an  eventual 1‐1 draw in a SuperLiga group stage game on July 29, 2007. Among the other fastest regular‐season goals in club  history: Ching, 70 seconds into a 3‐2 win against Real Salt Lake on Sept. 19, 2009, and Jermaine Taylor, 72 seconds into a 2‐0  win over New York on Aug. 3, 2012.     Earliest 3‐0 lead in Dynamo history: The Dynamo opened a 3‐0 lead after 23 minutes on March 8 for the earliest 3‐0 start in  Dynamo history. The previous best was 24 minutes, set on May 30, 2009 in a win over Toronto FC, when goals from Brad  Davis (19’), Kei Kamara (22’) and Stuart Holden (24’) secured an early 3‐0 lead. 

 

 

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Bruin scores twice in 13 minutes: Bruin scored two goals in the first 13 minutes on March 8 for the second–fastest two‐goal  game in Dynamo history. Brian Ching scored twice in the first nine minutes (second and ninth minutes) of a 3‐1 win at  Colorado on Oct. 4, 2008 for the fastest individual two‐goal start to a game in club history.  

Bruin passes DeRo: With the two goals on March 8, Bruin surpassed Dwayne De Rosario for third on the franchise list for  goals in all competitions and now has 34 career goals. Bruin is three goals behind Brad Davis (37) for second on the scoring  list. Brian Ching (69) is the franchise leader. Last season, Bruin also passed De Rosario for third on the regular season scoring  list.     Seventh multi‐goal game: Bruin recorded his seventh career multi‐goal game in all competitions on March 8. It was also his  first since he scored twice in a 3‐0 Knockout Round win over Montreal to open the 2013 postseason. In addition, Bruin added  an assist on Boniek Garcia’s goal. Last year, Bruin had four games with at least one goal and one assist.  

 

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Sixth conference final in eight years: The Dynamo reached their sixth conference final in eight seasons by advancing to meet  Sporting Kansas City last postseason. Houston reached that stage with a 4‐3 aggregate series win over the New York Red Bulls  in the conference semifinals. By ousting the Supporters’ Shield winners, the Dynamo advanced to their third straight Eastern  Conference Championship. Houston also reached the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Western Conference Finals and the 2011 and 2012  Eastern Conference Championships. Houston is now 4‐2 all‐time in conference finals. It was the third consecutive season  Houston and Sporting Kansas City met in the postseason.                  


        Dynamo offseason: The majority of the 2013 Dynamo roster returns in 2014, including 9 of 11 starters from the Eastern  Conference Championship second leg at Sporting Kansas City. The chart below details the offseason for the Dynamo. 

  INCOMING:    PLAYER  David Horst  AJ Cochran  Mark Sherrod  Tony Cascio  Michael Lisch    OUTGOING:    PLAYER  Brian Ching  Bobby Boswell  Calen Carr  Mike Chabala  Alex Dixon  Cam Weaver 

POSITION Defender  Defender  Forward  Midfielder  Goalkeeper 

POSITION Forward  Defender  Forward  Defender  Midfielder  Forward 

HOW ACQUIRED  Acquired via trade from Portland on Dec. 17  Selected in first round of 2014 draft  Selected in second round of 2014 draft  Loaned from Colorado Rapids on Jan. 21  Selected in third round of 2014 draft 

NOTE Retired  Acquired by D.C. United in Re‐Entry Draft  Option declined  Option declined  Option declined  Option declined 

 

Boniek Garcia appears for Honduras in March 5 friendly vs. Venezuela: Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia earned an assist  on Jerry Bengtson’s opening goal and played 45 minutes for the Honduran national team in its 2‐1 win over Venezuela on  March 5 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Garcia also played in each of Honduras’ 16 qualifying matches – including 15 starts ‐ for  the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scoring one goal. The Tegucigalpa native has earned 92 caps for Honduras, the sixth‐most in the  history of the national team.     

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Goalkeeper Tally Hall earned his fifth career playoff shutout to become the franchise leader in playoff shutouts,  surpassing Pat Onstad, who kept four postseason clean sheets with Houston.   Hall also recorded his eighth career playoff win to set a new club record, surpassing Onstad’s mark (6).  Brad Davis became the first Houston player to start 25 career playoff games. Davis has appeared in 27 of  Houston’s 28 playoff games in franchise history, starting 26.   The 2‐1 extra time victory over the New York Red Bulls was Houston’s first‐ever road win at New York  The Dynamo improved to 4‐1 all‐time in playoff games that reached extra time, including the 2006 MLS Cup  Final (vs. New England), the 2007 Western Conference Semifinal (vs. FC Dallas) and 2009 Western Conference  Semifinal (vs. Seattle). The lone defeat after extra time was the 2009 Western Conference Final, a 2‐0 home win  for the LA Galaxy.   Head coach Dominic Kinnear improved to 15‐10‐7 as a head coach in the MLS Cup Playoffs, passing Bob  Bradley (14 wins) for third on the Major League Soccer all‐time playoff wins chart. Bruce Arena (27 wins) and  Sigi Schmid (23 wins) top the playoff wins list.     Will Bruin scored two goals in a 3‐0 Knockout Round victory over Montreal to mark the fourth time a Dynamo  player has scored twice in a playoff game, with two of the four registered by Bruin.                  


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Giles Barnes scored nine regular season goals to become the sixth Budweiser Golden Boot winner in Dynamo  history, joining Brian Ching (2010, 2009, 2008), Will Bruin (2012), Geoff Cameron (2011), Joseph Ngwenya  (2007) and Dwayne De Rosario (2006).   Kofi Sarkodie and Bobby Boswell each appeared in 44 games in all competitions in 2013, matching a club  record set by Brian Mullan in 2008. (Hall came close, appearing in 43 games in 2013.)   Davis (9 assists) was the club leader in assists for the sixth straight season and seventh time in eight years.  Brad Davis now has 101 career regular season assists and is tied with Marco Etcheverry for sixth on the MLS all‐ time assist list. Davis will tie Jaime Moreno (102) for fifth with his next assist.    Davis recorded 25 regular season starts to reach 25 or more starts for the fifth straight year.    Tally Hall played every minute of the regular season – 3,060 –for the second time in his career (2011).   Hall was one of seven players in MLS to play every minute of the 2013 regular season, joining three Eastern  Conference goalkeepers – Luis Robles (New York), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City) and Zac MacMath  (Philadelphia) – and three defenders: Jalil Anibaba (Chicago), Austin Berry (Chicago) and Jose Goncalves  (New England).  Hall recorded 14 wins last season, matching a career‐high set in 2012.   Kofi Sarkodie played 90 minutes and led all Dynamo field players with 2,948 minutes this season. Sarkodie  started 33 of 34 regular season games, with his only absence due to a one‐game suspension for yellow card  accumulation.    Corey Ashe appeared in 30 regular season games to reach 30 games for the third straight season. Ashe also  reached 2,585 minutes to surpass 2,500 minutes for the third consecutive season.  Ricardo Clark set career‐highs with four goals and four assists in the 2013 regular season.   Clark also appeared in 30 regular season games to reach 30 games for the third time in his career and first since  2006.  

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Ching retires: Dynamo legend and all‐time leading scorer Brian Ching retired after the 2013 season, with a Testimonial Match  on Dec. 13 his final on‐field act at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo original retires as the all‐time scorer in Dynamo  history (69 goals in all competitions; 56 regular season). The Hawaii native was a three‐time MLS Cup champion, six‐time MLS  All‐Star, 2006 MLS Cup MVP, 2004 Golden Boot winner, 2004 MLS Comeback Player of the Year and member of the 2006 U.S.  World Cup squad. He also closed out his career as the 2013 Dynamo Humanitarian of the Year and his Testimonial Match  generated $130,000 for the House that Ching Built charity and Houston Habitat for Humanity. Ching is now managing  director of the Houston Dash. 

Boniek Garcia is crucial to Dynamo: Honduran midfielder Boniek Garcia has been a key factor in Houston success since  joining the club in June 2012. In the 2013 regular season, the Dynamo were 11‐5‐5 with Garcia in the starting lineup, with a 33‐ 24 goal difference. The Dynamo dropped to 3‐6‐4 in games Garcia did not start, and were outscored 8‐16. In 2012, the Dynamo  went 9‐4‐6 with a +10 goal difference in the regular season after Garciaʹs debut.  

Ricardo Clark’s value evident in Dynamo success: The Dynamo were 13‐8‐8 in regular season games started by Ricardo  Clark. In games Clark did not start, the club was 1‐3‐1. Moreover, the Dynamo were 7‐0‐1 when Clark recorded a goal or an  assist in a game. Of the eight games Clark recorded a goal or assist, six were decided by a goal or less. Three of Clark’s four  goals were game‐winning goals (including each of his last three regular season goals, all in 1‐0 wins) and all four of his assists  were game‐winning assists or tied the game.      Dynamo were best in MLS in 2013 when scoring first: Houston was 13‐0‐3 (W‐L‐T) when scoring the first goal in a game in  the 2013 regular season, the best win percentage in MLS (.906). Conversely, the Dynamo struggled when allowing the  opponent to score first, with a 1‐11‐4 mark (.188) when falling behind in a game, the fifth‐worst record in the league. 

 

 

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Better late than never: The Dynamo scored 14 of 41 goals in the 2013 regular season after the 75th minute. In addition,  Houston scored 19 of 41 goals after the 60th minute, and 25 of 41 goals after halftime. The late goals continued a trend for  Houston, which set a franchise record with 17 goals after the 75th minute in 2012 after scoring 14 late goals in 2011.  


Dynamo reach 100 all‐time regular season wins: Houston’s 1‐0 victory over Montreal on Oct. 4, 2013 was the club’s 100th  regular season wins in eight seasons since joining Major League Soccer at the start of the 2006 season. Houston has averaged  12.63 wins and 47.88 points per season, including the 2013 campaign.      Will Bruin records most assists in single season ever by Dynamo player not named Davis: Will Bruin recorded seven assists  last regular season for the most assists in a single season ever by a Dynamo player outside of Brad Davis. Two other players  have recorded six assists in a season: Boniek Garcia in 2012 and Geoff Cameron in 2009. But no player outside of Davis and  Bruin has recorded seven in a season. Davis has the seven of the eight highest single‐season assist totals in club history: 16  (2011), 12 (2012, 2010, 2009), 11 (2006), and 8 (2013 and 2008).        Bruin passes Dwayne De Rosario’s on Dynamo all‐time goals list: Will Bruin scored his 25th career regular season goal at  New England on Sept. 28 to pass Dynamo legend Dwayne De Rosario on the club’s all‐time goals list. It was the second  straight week Bruin surpassed De Rosario in an offensive category after he registered his 12th career regular season assist  against Chivas USA on Sept. 21. Bruin’s early career is statistically similar to De Rosario’s Dynamo tenure. De Rosario spent  three seasons with Houston, 2006‐2008. Bruin completed his third year with Houston in 2013 after Dominic Kinnear traded up  to select him in the first round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Here are the regular season numbers for each player in their time  with the Dynamo:    Player  Games played  Games started  Minutes  Goals  Assists  Shots  Shots on goal  Will Bruin  94  89  28 13 7,418  246  97  Dwayne De Rosario  78  73  24  11  6,455  195  84     Dominic Kinnear climbs to third on MLS wins list: Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear recorded his 125th career win as  an MLS head coach on Sept. 14 at Philadelphia to pass Bob Bradley for third on the MLS all‐time wins chart. Kinnear begins  his 11th year as head coach between Houston and San Jose in 2014 and is the sixth‐longest tenured head coach in American  professional sports. Kinnear trails only Sigi Schmid and Bruce Arena on the league’s all‐time wins list.           The chart below details the coaches with the most regular season wins in Major League Soccer history:    

COACH  Sigi Schmid  Bruce Arena  Dominic Kinnear  Bob Bradley  Frank Yallop  Steve Nicol 

CURRENT/LAST  TEAM  Seattle*  LA Galaxy*  Dynamo*  Chivas USA  Chicago  New England 

WINS 

LOSSES 

DRAWS 

WIN % 

POINTS 

191  161  130  124  117  112 

132  98  91  94  108  108 

102  56  102  54  90  81 

.569  .600  .560  .555  .514  .507 

673  515  492  416  441  415 

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Davis registers 20th career multi‐assist game: Brad Davis earned his 20th career regular season multi‐assist game in the 3‐1  victory over Seattle on Aug. 17. It was Davis’ first two‐assist game of the season. The midfielder had three in 2012, including  two assists in consecutive games (7/21 vs. Montreal and 7/28 at Toronto FC). Davis is tied for fifth all‐time in multi‐assist  games among MLS players. The top five multi‐assist totals in Major League Soccer history: 

  PLAYER  Carlos Valderrama  Landon Donovan  Preki  Steve Ralston  Brad Davis  Marco Etcheverry 

     

MULTI‐ASSIST GAMES  27  24  22  21  20  20 

 

CAREER ASSISTS  114  117  112  135  103  101 


Dynamo snap MLS record home unbeaten streak: The 1‐0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on May 12, 2013 ended the Dynamo’s  league record home unbeaten streak at 36 games in all competitions (includes regular season, playoffs and CONCACAF  Champions League). The streak included: 30 regular season games, a 2011 playoff win over Philadelphia (31 overall), two  Champions League games in 2012 (33), playoff victories over Sporting KC and D.C. United in 2012 (35) and a Champions  League win over Santos Laguna on March 5 (36). Houston broke Real Salt Lake’s 34‐game record with a 2‐1 win over the  Chicago Fire on April 14, 2013 and set the current mark at 36 games with a 1‐1 draw against Colorado on April 28, 2013.  

The Dynamo also set new MLS regular season home unbeaten streak record: The loss to Sporting KC also snapped  Houston’s league record regular season home unbeaten streak at 30 games, which was set with a 1‐1 draw vs. Colorado on  April 28. The streak eclipsed Real Salt Lake’s previous regular season record of 29 games. The Dynamo had not lost a home  game in over 22 months, with their previous home defeat on June 18, 2011, a 2‐0 loss to Columbus. The chart below details  the longest regular season home unbeaten streaks in MLS history: 

 

  Team  Houston Dynamo  Real Salt Lake  Columbus Crew  LA Galaxy  San Jose Earthquakes  Houston Dynamo 

Regular season home  30  29  22  18  18  17 

Streak start date 7/9/2011 6/6/2009 6/28/2008 10/24/2010 9/25/2004 6/26/2008

Streak end date 5/12/13 5/14/2011 9/26/2009 10/16/2011 10/8/2005 6/20/2009

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The Dynamo have the best all‐time home win percentage in Major League Soccer history. Furthermore, Houston has lost  just 22 home games in nine seasons, an average of 2.44 home losses per year.     BEST ALL‐TIME HOME WIN PERCENTAGE IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER (Regular season; min. 50 home games):  TEAM  WINS  LOSSES DRAWS PERCENTAGE

Dynamo                    72  22 36 .692  .676  LA Galaxy  167  68  47  .667  Seattle Sounders  46  18  20  .655  Portland Timbers  27  10  18     Dominic Kinnear is the sixth longest‐tenured head coach in American pro sports: Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear  enters his 11th consecutive season as head coach of the Dynamo or their predecessor, the San Jose Earthquakes in 2014. Only  five head coaches/managers in American professional sports have been with their current organization longer than Kinnear.     The list below details the longest‐tenured head coaches in American professional sports:    FIRST SEASON  NAME  CLUB (LEAGUE)  NOTE  1996  Greg Popovich  San Antonio Spurs (NBA)     2000  Bill Belicheck  New England Patriots (NFL)     2000  Mike Scioscia  LA Angels of Anaheim (MLB)     2002  Ron Gardenhire  Minnesota Twins (MLB)     2003  Marvin Lewis  Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)     2004 

Dominic Kinnear 

2004 

Tom Coughlin 

San Jose Earthquakes/Houston  Dynamo (MLS)  New York Giants (NFL) 

   

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Friday, April 25)    OUT: Eric Brunner – R ankle sprain surgery; Ricardo Clark ‐‐ concussion   

Named head coach December  2003  Named head coach January 2004 


HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

GK  6‐4 

215  5‐12‐85 

rhymes with RALLY 

170  2‐2‐86 

Tally Hall 

Status

Eric Brunner 

6‐4 

Anthony Arena 

5‐11  170  8‐3‐90 

 

BREW‐ner   

Jermaine Taylor 

5‐10  195  1‐14‐85 

 

 

Warren Creavalle 

5‐11  170  8‐14‐90 

cruh‐VAL 

Omar Cummings 

5‐10  165  7‐13‐82 

 

 

Kofi Sarkodie 

5‐9 

165  3‐22‐91 

KO‐fee sar‐KO‐dee 

Bryan Salazar 

5‐9 

155  10‐17‐94 

Sal‐a‐zar 

10  Alexander López 

5‐9 

155  6‐5‐1992 

 

11  Brad Davis 

5‐11  170  11‐8‐81 

 

12  Will Bruin 

6‐2 

 

195  10‐24‐89 

  Homegrown Player 

Young Designated Player   

13  Ricardo Clark 

5‐10  160  2‐10‐83 

 

 

14  Jason Johnson 

6‐0 

180  10‐9‐90 

 

Generation adidas 

15  Mark Sherrod 

6‐3 

185  8‐13‐90 

Share‐id 

16  AJ Cochran 

6‐3 

195  2‐9‐93 

 

17  Servando Carrasco 

5‐10  175  8‐13‐88 

sir‐VAWN‐dough cuh‐ROSS‐coh 

18  David Horst 

6‐4 

210  10‐25‐85 

 

20  Andrew Driver 

5‐9 

152  11‐20‐87 

 

22  Brian Ownby 

5‐11  165  7‐14‐90 

Own‐be 

23  Giles Barnes 

5‐11  181  8‐5‐88 

 

24  Tyler Deric 

GK  6‐3 

185  8‐30‐88 

DARE‐ick 

26  Corey Ashe 

154  3‐14‐86 

ASH 

5‐7 

27  Boniek Garcia  

5‐9 

150  9‐4‐84 

Bone‐ee‐ECK 

28  Tony Cascio 

6‐0 

170  3‐28‐90 

KAS‐YO 

30  Michael Lisch 

GK  6‐4 

175  8‐30‐90 

Lish 

 

 

Head Coach – Dominic Kinnear (11th year overall, 130‐91‐102 MLS)  Assistant Coach – Wade Barrett  Assistant Coach – Steve Ralston  Goalkeepers Coach – Tim Hanley  Head Athletic Trainer – Theron Enns  Director, Soccer Operations – Nick Kowba  Assistant Athletic Trainer – Rory Blevins  Equipment Manager – Michael Porter 

 

  Generation adidas 

 

 

International  International    Designated Player   

 

 


Houston Dynamo Player Bios *All Dynamo career stats are regular season only 1 TALLY HALL GK 6-4 215 Born: 5/12/85, SeaTac, WA Age: 28 Last Club: Esbjerg fB (Denmark) - 2007-09 College: San Diego State University Dynamo career: Sixth year – 113 GP, 113 GS, 31 SHO Two-time MLS All-Star goalkeeper with great size and shotblocking ability. Returns as the starter in 2014 after starting 101 of 102 regular season games from 2011-13 and setting club record with 12 regular season shutouts in 2012. 2014 MLS: 7 GP, 630 mins, 1.71 GAA, 3 shutouts, 2-4-1 2013 MLS: 34 GP, 3,060 mins, 1.21 GAA, 9 shutouts, 14-11-9 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 5 GS, 480 mins, 1.00 GAA, 2 shutouts, 2-1-2

2013-14 CCL: 2 GS, 180 mins, 0.50 GAA, 1 shutout, 1-1-0

 Registered third shutout of 2014 season on Saturday at Philadelphia  Recorded 30th career regular season shutout in 1-0 win over Montreal on March 15  Earned 40th career shutout in all competitions in 4-0 win over New England on March 8  Part of U.S. national team camp in January 2014, including two-week trip to Brazil  2013: Recorded fifth career playoff shutout in first leg of Eastern Conference Championship vs. Sporting Kansas City to become the franchise leader in playoff shutouts, surpassing Pat Onstad, who kept four postseason clean sheets with Houston  Played every minute of 2013 regular season – 3,060 – to lead the Dynamo in regular season minutes. It is the third straight season Hall has led club in minutes and second time he played every minute of the season (2011)  Named to 2013 MLS All-Star team as part of inactive roster (second time as All-Star; 2011)  Participated in first U.S. senior national team training camp in January 2013 Most saves (’13): 8, 11/7/13 at New York; 6/19/13 at Montreal Impact Last shutout: 4/19/14 at Philadelphia Union Last goal: 10/21/09 at Isidro Metapán (CCL) Last assist: 4/2/11 at New York DF 6-4 170 2 ERIC BRUNNER Born: 2/2/86, Dublin, OH Age: 28 Last Club: Portland Timbers - 2011-12 Other Clubs: Columbus Crew (2009-10); New York Red Bulls (2008); Miami FC (2008) College: Ohio State University Dynamo career: Second year - 13 GP, 9 GS, 0 G, 0 A Pronunciation: BREW-ner

Experienced center back with strong aerial ability acquired from Portland in December 2012.

2014 MLS: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 13 GP, 9 GS, 889 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 5 GS, 475 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 3 GP, 3 GS, 270 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 5 GP, 5 GS, 450 mins, 0 G, 0 A    

Started all five playoff games in 2013 2013: Started two of final three regular season games Left game at Chicago on Sept. 1 with ankle injury Started second consecutive game in 2-1 win at New England Revolution on July 13  Started two consecutive games (5/26 vs. Sporting KC and 6/1 vs. Columbus )  Entered as substitute for Jermaine Taylor in two consecutive games (5/18 vs. New England and 5/12 vs. Sporting KC)  2013: Made first regular season appearance on March 23 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (90 minutes) Last start: 11/23/13 at Sporting Kansas City Last start: 11/23/13 at Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 5/20/12 vs. Chicago Last assist: 6/19/11 vs. New York 3 ANTHONY ARENA D 5-11 170 Born: 8/3/1990, Kenmore, WA Age: 23 Last Club: Wake Forest University Dynamo career: Second year – 1 GP, 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A Acquired: Selected by Houston in 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft (No. 18 overall) Key defender at Wake Forest adds depth at center back after being selected by Dynamo in 2013 Supplemental Draft. LOAN: Joined Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USL PRO on loan on March 24

2014 MLS: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 70 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 8 GP, 7 GS, 635 mins, 0 G, 0 A  2013: Made MLS debut vs. Columbus Crew on June 1, entering as a substitute for Eric Brunner  Made professional debut on May 29, starting and playing 90 minutes in 2-0 win over FC Tucson  2012: Made all four starts during Wake Forest’s post season, playing 19 games overall with 1 goal and 1 assist  Had a 50-start streak at Wake Forest


 Played 79 games for Demon Deacons, making 74 starts  Member of the United States’ U-18 and U-20 teams  Won eight consecutive state championships with club team Crossfire from 2000-07 Last start: 5/29/13 vs. FC Tucson (U.S. Open Cup) Last appearance: 6/01/13 at Columbus Crew Last goal: None as professional Last assist: None as professional DF 5-10 195 4 JERMAINE TAYLOR Born: 1/14/85, Portland, Jamaica Age: 29 Last Club: St. George’s SC (Jamaica) – 2009-11 Other Clubs: Harbour View F.C. (Jamaica) – 2004-09 Dynamo career: Fourth year – 73 GP, 69 GS, 1 G, 3 A Calm, experienced defender who is an anchor at center back and remains a fixture for Jamaica national team (73 caps).

2014 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 617 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 26 GP, 26 GS, 2,142 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 playoffs: Did not feature 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Missed 2013 playoffs after surgery to repair a Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in left foot  2013: Played 90 minutes in both September World Cup Qualifiers for Jamaica; assisted on Jermaine Anderson’s stoppage time equalizer for 1-1 draw versus Costa Rica  Departed game on May 18 with left shoulder injury  Played 90 minutes in both of Jamaica’s World Cup qualifiers in March (1-1 home tie vs. Panama on March 22 and 2-0 road loss at Costa Rica on March 26)  2012: Started at all 3 defensive positions (RB, CB, LB) Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 8/3/12 vs. New York Red Bulls (first in MLS) Last assist: 7/06/13 vs. Philadelphia Union DF 5-11 170 5 WARREN CREAVALLE Born: 8/14/90, Brooklyn, NY Age: 23 Last Club: University of Central Florida Dynamo career: Third year – 42 GP, 23 GS, 3 G, 2 A Pronunciation: Cruh-VAL Physical, versatile player who became central midfield regular in 2013 and can also play across back line. Selected by Houston in the second round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Central Florida.

2014 MLS: 4 GP, 1 GS, 125 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 27 GP, 17 GS, 1,629 mins, 3 G, 1 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 5 GS, 394 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 4 GP, 3 GS, 251 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made first start of season on Wednesday at New York  Made 2014 debut as substitute vs. FC Dallas on April 5 after missing first three games returning from offseason surgery to address tendonitis in both knees  Appeared in career-high 40 games (29 starts) across all competitions in 2013, including starts in all five playoff games  2013: Versatile player featured at center mid, right mid, right back, left back and center back in young pro career  Missed three games – May 5 at LA, May 8 at D.C. and May 12 vs. Sporting KC – with right hamstring strain  Scored equalizing goal in fourth minute of stoppage time for 1-1 draw at Toronto FC on 4/20  Scored first professional goal on March 23 vs. Vancouver  2012: Appeared in 11 games (5 starts) as a rookie  Played at Furman University (2008-09) and University of Central Florida (2010-11)  Played for U.S. U-20 national team on a tour of Spain against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Rayo Vallecano (2008) Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 6/1/13 at Columbus Crew Last assist: 3/2/13 vs. D.C United F 5-10 165 7 OMAR CUMMINGS Born: 7/13/82, Old Harbor, Jamaica Age: 31 Last Club: Colorado Rapids (2007-12) College: University of Cincinnati Dynamo career: Second year – 16 GP, 1 GS, 1 G, 0 A Fast, experienced forward acquired in December 2012 from Colorado. Jamaica international (35 caps, 7 goals) adds formidable presence to forwards corps.

2014 MLS: 5 GP, 0 GS, 71 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 11 GP, 1 GS, 190 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 1 GS, 194 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 169 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Scored closing goal in 4-0 win over New England on March 8, deflecting Ricardo Clark’s shot into net for 40th career MLS goal  Scored two goals in 2013 playoffs – both as substitute against New York Red Bulls – including series winner in 104th minute of second leg


 Scored the equalizing goal from a yard out in the 92nd minute in 2-2 first-leg draw vs. New York on Nov. 3 Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 3/8/14 vs. New England Revolution Last assist: 10/20/12 vs. Chivas USA DF 5-9 165 8 KOFI SARKODIE Born: 3/22/91, Dayton, OH Age: 23 Last Club: University of Akron Dynamo career: Third year – 56 GP, 53 GS, 0 G, 6 A Pronunciation: KO-fee sar-KO-dee Dynamic outside defender who likes to attack and led all Dynamo field players in minutes in 2013. Selected by Dynamo with No. 7 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft. United States U-23 international.

2014 MLS: 6 GP, 6 GS, 532 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 33 GP, 33 GS, 2,948 mins, 0 G, 4 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 5 GS, 480 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013-14CCL: 3 GP, 3 GS, 250 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Suspended for Wednesday’s loss at New York after receiving second yellow card (and red card) in 82nd minute on Saturday’s game at Philadelphia for time wasting (second career red card)  Matched a club record with 44 appearances in all competitions in 2013 (along with Bobby Boswell), equaling mark set by Brian Mullan in 2008  2013: Led Dynamo field players in regular season minutes (2,948) and only start missed was due to yellow card accumulation suspension  Assisted on Omar Cummings’ series-winning goal in second leg at New York on Nov. 6, lofting pinpoint cross to Cam Weaver, who headed to Cummings for winning goal  Set career-high with four assists in regular season  2012: Scored first MLS goal on Nov. 11, 2012 against D.C. in first leg of Eastern Conference Championship  Started at SEA on 3/25/11, becoming youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match at age 20 years, 3 days Last start: 4/19/14 at Philadelphia Union Last appearance: 4/19/14 at Philadelphia Union Last goal: 11/11/12 vs. D.C. United Last assist: 3/8/14 vs. New England Revolution

FW 5-9 155 HG 9 BRYAN SALAZAR Born: 10/17/94, Houston, TX Age: 19 Last Club: Houston Dynamo Academy U-18s Dynamo career: Second year – 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A *Signed as fifth Homegrown Player in club history on 2/14/13 Quick, creative, explosive attacking player who progressed from the Junior Academy to the senior team. LOAN: Joined Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USL PRO on loan on March 24 2013 MLS: Did not appear 2013 playoffs: Did not appear 2013 Open Cup: 1 GP, 1 GS, 60 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: Did not appear 2013 Reserves: 8 GP, 4 GS, 553 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Graduated from Fort Bend Bush High School in June 2013  2013: Made professional debut on May 29, starting and playing 60 minutes in 2-0 win over FC Tucson  Scored nine goals in six games at 2013 Dallas Cup, including two hat tricks as U-18 team reached final of U19 division (lost 2-1)  Scored 12 goals for Dynamo U-18 squad this season  Scored five goals in three games at the USSF Development Academy Winter Showcase in Dec. 2012  Spent six years in the Dynamo development program, progressing from the Dynamo Junior Academy as a 13year-old to playing for the Dynamo U-18 squad over the past two seasons Last start: 5/29/13 vs. FC Tucson (U.S. Open Cup) Last appearance: 7/24/13 vs. Stoke City Last goal: None as professional Last assist: None as professional MF 5-9 155 YDP 10 ALEXANDER LÓPEZ Born: 6/5/92, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Age: 21 Last Club: C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) 2010-13 Dynamo career: Second year – 2 GP, 1 GS, 0 G, 1 A Acquired: Transfer from C.D. Olimpia on Aug. 7, 2013 Young midfielder with experience with Honduran youth and senior national teams (8 caps), including 2012 Olympics and 2013 Gold Cup, who signed as a Young Designated Player from Olimpia of Honduras on Aug. 7, 2013.

2014 MLS: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 2 GP, 1 GS, 88 mins, 0 G, 1 A


2013 playoffs: Did not appear 2013-14 CCL: 4 GP, 4 GS, 322 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A  2013: Earned assist with corner kick delivery on Boswell’s header goal & played 69 minutes in 2-0 CONCACAF Champions League win vs. W Connection on Sept. 25  Made first MLS start vs. New York Red Bulls on Sept. 8; earned first Dynamo assist on Johnson’s goal  Made MLS debut as second-half substitute (28 minutes) at Montreal on Aug. 24  Made Dynamo debut as starter in Champions League game at W Connection on Aug. 20 (86 minutes)  OLIMPIA: Made first team debut with C. D. Olimpia in 2010 at age 19  Member of 2013 Gold Cup semifinalist team, started four matches (5 total appearances)  Part of quarterfinalist squad at 2012 Summer Olympics, appearing in three games, including quarterfinal loss to Brazil  Joined C.D. Olimpia's youth system at age 7  Started all three group matches for Honduras at 2009 U17 World Cup in Nigeria  Made Honduran senior team debut in 2010 Last start: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last appearance: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last goal: None Last assist: 9/25/13 vs. W Connection (CCL) MF 5-11 170 11 BRAD DAVIS Born: 11/8/81, St. Charles, MO Age: 32 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2005) Other Clubs: Dallas Burn - 2003-04, New York - 2002 College: Saint Louis University Dynamo career: Ninth year – 220 GP, 202 GS, 33 G, 85 A Original Dynamo player, 6-time MLS All-Star and winner of four team MVP awards. Club's all-time leader in games, starts, and assists, he recorded 16 assists in 2011 and finished as MLS MVP runner-up and named to MLS Best XI. United States international (14 caps).

2014 MLS: 4 GP, 4 GS, 311 mins, 0 G, 2 A 2013 MLS: 25 GP, 24 GS, 2,204 mins, 4 G, 9 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 5 GS, 473 mins, 1 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 23 mins, 0 G, 1 A  Earned assist for second straight game with set piece delivery to Ricardo Clark for headed goal on April 5

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vs. FC Dallas (103rd career regular season assist to pass Jaime Moreno for sixth on MLS all-time list) Started and played 59 minutes for U.S. men’s national in friendly vs. Mexico on April 2 (14th cap) Earned assist on Ricardo Clark’s goal at Vancouver on March 29 for 100th career assist in all competitions with Dynamo and 102nd career regular season assist to tie Jaime Moreno for fifth on MLS all-time list Made 200th career regular season start with Dynamo on March 15, the most in club history Earned assist on Chris Wondolowski’s opening goal and played first 75 minutes in U.S. national team’s 2-0 friendly win over Korea Republic on Feb. 1, 2014 2013: Scored equalizing goal in 36th minute of 2-1 secondleg win at New York on Nov. 6, intercepting pass on edge of penalty area and finishing from 15 yards (3rd career playoff goal and first since 2007) Delivered corner kick that was headed by Bobby Boswell and resulted in Omar Cummings’ equalizing goal in 2-2 first-leg draw vs. New York on Nov. 3 Appeared in four World Cup Qualifying matches for U.S. men’s national team in 2013 Davis was the club leader in assists for the sixth consecutive season and seventh time in eight years Entered as substitute (12th cap) in 56th minute and assisted on 2 goals during U.S. national team’s 3-2 World Cup qualifying win over Panama on Oct. 15 (Only 2-assist game for USMNT in current World Cup cycle and third 2–assist game for USMNT since 2010 cycle began) Recorded 100th career assist on Sept. 21 vs. Chivas USA to become the seventh player in MLS history to reach 100 Started and played first half of 2013 MLS All-Star game on July 31 vs. AS Roma (six-time All-Star) Made first career appearance in a World Cup qualifier (seventh overall cap) on March 26 at Mexico, entering in 71st minute of 0-0 draw at Azteca Stadium. 2012: Set career-high with 8 regular season goals Scored first-ever goal at BBVA Compass Stadium on 5/12/12, a stunning 30-yard bending strike for winning goal in 67th minute (MLS Goal of the Week nominee)

Last start: 4/5/14 vs. FC Dallas Last appearance: 4/5/14 vs. FC Dallas Last goal: 11/6/13 at New York Last assist: 4/5/14 vs. FC Dallas


12 WILL BRUIN FW 6-2 195 Born: 10/24/89, St. Louis, MO Age: 24 Last Club: Indiana University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 94 GP, 89 GS, 28 G, 13 A Powerful forward set franchise record with 16 goals in all competitions in 2012 and made U.S. national team debut in January 2013. United States international (2 caps).

2014 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 619 mins, 3 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 30 GP, 30 GS, 2,596 mins, 8 G, 7 A 2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 278 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 1 GS, 33 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Scored game-winning goal in 40th minute of 1-0 victory over Montreal on March 15  Scored two goals and added assist in 4-0 win over New England on March 8 to pass Dwayne De Rosario for third on club scoring list with 33 in all competitions (seventh career multi-goal game)  2013: Scored two goals in 3-0 Knockout Round win over Montreal on Oct. 31; second consecutive season with a two-goal game in Knockout Round  Second on team in goals (8) and assists (7) in 2013 regular season  Scored equalizing goal in 1-1 tie at New England on Sept. 28; 25th career regular season goal to pass Dwayne De Rosario for third on the franchise list  Member of the U.S. national team that won CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 28  Earned second cap for United States as second-half substitute in 6-0 win over Guatemala on July 5  Named MLS Player of the Week for week ending May 12 after two-goal, two-assist performance at D.C. United on May 8 (first career two-assist game) and became first Dynamo player with 2 goals & 2 assists in a single game  First MLS player with two goals and two assists in game since Jeff Cunningham in 1999  2012: Set franchise record with 16 goals in all competitions (12 in regular season; 4 in playoffs)  Tied MLS record for most goal in a season by a secondyear professional with 12 in 2012  Set club record with four goals in 2012 playoffs, including two goals in 2-1 Knockout Round win over Chicago in his first career playoff start Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last assist: 3/8/14 vs. New England Revolution Last two-goal game: 3/8/14 vs. New England Revolution Last hat trick: 4/29/11 vs. DC United (only in MLS)

MF 5-10 160 13 RICARDO CLARK Born: 2/10/83, Atlanta, GA Age: 31 Last Club: on loan at Stabæk Football (Norway) (2012) Other Clubs: New York MetroStars 2003-04, San Jose Earthquakes 2005, Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) ‘10-12 College: Furman University Dynamo career: Seventh year – 145 GP, 140 GS, 14 G, 13 A Dynamo original returned to the club in 2012 after a three-year stint in Europe. 2006 MLS Best XI, 2007 MLS All-Star First XI, 2010 World Cup veteran, United States international (34 caps).

2014 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 596 mins, 2 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 30 GP, 29 GS, 2,517 mins, 4 G, 4 A 2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 326 mins, 1 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 32 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Scored header goal from Davis set piece in 41st minute of 4-1 loss vs. FC Dallas on April 5 (second straight game with goal)  Scored header goal from Davis set piece in 75th minute of 2-1 loss at Vancouver on March 29 (20th career MLS regular season goal)  Assisted on closing goal in 4-0 win over New England on March 8, as shot from top of box was deflected by Cummings and carried into net  2013: Set career-highs with four regular season goals and four assists  Scored the first goal for Houston in 2-2 first-leg draw vs. New York on Nov. 3, controlling a New York clearance with his chest before drilling a low shot into the net (second career playoff goal; first since 2005)  Assisted on Will Bruin’s opening goal against Montreal on Oct. 31 with clever back-heel pass  Played 30 games in 2013 regular season for third time in his career and first since 2006  Scored winning goal, a beautiful, curling effort in sixth minute of 1-0 win over Montreal Impact on Oct. 4;  Recorded fourth assist of the season on Barnes’ second goal on Sept. 21 vs. Chivas USA to set a new career-high  Led the Dynamo to two MLS Cups (2006, 07) in his first stint with the team (2006-2009)  Named to the MLS Best XI in 2006  US international started two games in 2010 World Cup in South Africa  Started four games at 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, including starts in 2-0 semifinal win over Spain and 3-2 defeat to Brazil in Final Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls


Last goal: 4/5/14 vs. FC Dallas Last assist: 3/8/14 vs. New England Revolution FW 6-0 180 I/GA 14 JASON JOHNSON Born: 10/9/90, Happy News, Jamaica Age: 23 Last Club: Virginia Commonwealth University Second year – 13 GP, 4 GS, 1 G, 0 A Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2013 MLS SuperDraft (No. 13 overall). Jamaica international (3 caps). Fast striker/winger and Generation adidas member selected with No. 13 overall selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. LOAN: Joined Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USL PRO on loan on March 24

2014 MLS: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 13 GP, 4 GS, 428 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2013 playoffs: 1 GP, 0 GS, 8 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 4 GP, 4 GS, 320 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 7 GP, 6 GS, 585 mins, 2 G, 1 A  Made MLS playoff debut as substitute in second leg at Sporting Kansas City on Nov. 23  Made first career international start (3rd cap overall) at Trinidad and Tobago on Nov. 19 (45 minutes in 2-0 loss); also entered as substitute (72nd minute) in 1-0 home loss to Trinidad and Tobago on Nov. 15  Scored opening goal (1st career goal in international competition and second in all competitions in 2013 season) and played 90 minutes in 2-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over W Connection on Sept. 21  Scored first professional goal vs. New York on Sept. 8 – an equalizer in 18th minute, assisted by Alexander Lopez  Made first MLS start on June 1 at Columbus Crew  Made professional debut as substitute in 3-0 loss at Santos Laguna on March 13  VCU: Played three years at Virginia Commonwealth University, tallying 28 goals and 10 assists in 60  2012: Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year after notching 13 goals with six assists ... Earned NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region first team and first team AllAtlantic 10 Last start: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last appearance: 11/23/13 at Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 9/25/13 vs. W Connection (CCL) Last assist (MLS): None

FW 6-3 185 15 MARK SHERROD Born: 8/13/90, Knoxville, TN Age: 23 Last Club: University of Memphis Dynamo career: ROOKIE – 3 GP, 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A Pronunciation: Share-id Strong target forward with aerial ability selected by the Dynamo in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

2014 MLS: 3 GP, 0 GS, 6 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made MLS debut as substitute in 4-0 win over New England on March 8  COLLEGE: Finished his Memphis career ranked third in school history in goals (42)  2013: Team captain and First Team All-American Athletic Conference selection ... Started all 18 matches and scored team-leading 7 goals (2 assists)  2012: Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference-USA ... Started all 18 matches he played in for the Tigers and scored 12 goals ...  2011: Set school's single-season goals record (19 goals) on his way to Conference USA Player of the Year, Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference USA honors ... Led the nation in goals per game (1.06) and ranked third in total goals (19)  HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Carter High School in Knoxville and was named 2009 Gatorade Tennessee Boys' Soccer Player of the Year ... Finished career with 172 goals and 50 assists, both Carter High School records  CLUB SOCCER: Member of Knoxville Football Club ... Won 2007 and 2008 state championship Last start: None in MLS Last appearance: 3/29/14 at Vancouver Whitecaps Last goal: None in MLS Last assist: None in MLS DF 6-3 195 GA 16 AJ COCHRAN Born: 2/9/93, St. Louis, MO Age: 21 Last Club: University of Wisconsin Dynamo career: ROOKIE – 3 GP, 1 GS, 0 G, 0 A Strong center back and Generation adidas member selected by the Dynamo in first round (No. 16 overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

2014 MLS: 3 GP, 1 GS, 145 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made first MLS start (second appearance) on April 12 at New England


 Made MLS debut as substitute in 4-1 loss vs. FC Dallas on April 5  COLLEGE: 2013 Big Ten Defender of the Year … Started all 21 of the Badgers' contests and scored three goals … Helped anchor defense to seven shutouts  2012: First Team All-Big Ten, starting 19 games (1 goal, 2 assists)  INTERNATIONAL: Invited to camp with the United States U-20 national team in January 2012 … Traveled with the United States U-18 national team to Argentina and Chile in 2011  CLUB: Played in PDL in 2013, splitting time between Michigan Bucks and K-W United (Kitchener, ON, Canada) ... Played for St. Louis Scott Gallagher … Named to U.S. Soccer Development Academy select team  HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Mo., the same school as MLS players Brandon Barklage and Tommy Heinemann … Named 2010-11 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year … Helped lead Cadets to 3A state championship as a junior in 2009. Last start: 4/12/14 at New England Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: None in MLS Last assist: None in MLS MF 5-10 175 17 SERVANDO CARRASCO Born: 8/13/88, San Diego, CA Age: 25 Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC (2011-13) College: University of California Dynamo career: Second year – 6 GP, 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A Pronunciation: sir-VAWN-dough cuh-ROSS-coh Acquired: Acquired in trade with Seattle Sounders FC for Adam Moffat on Sept. 13, 2013 Young, versatile midfielder who joined Houston from Seattle via trade on Sept. 13, 2013

2014 MLS: 3 GP, 0 GS, 22 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS (w/ HOU): 3 GP, 0 GS, 26 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS (w/ SEA): 19 GP, 13 GS, 1,230 mins, 1 G, 1 A

2013 playoffs: 1 GP, 0 GS, 15 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made MLS playoff debut as substitute in 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City in second leg of Eastern Conference Championship on Nov. 23  Made Dynamo debut as substitute in 72nd minute of 1-0 win at Philadelphia, one day after he was acquired by Dynamo in trade with Seattle

 Made 19 appearance (13 starts) with Seattle Sounders FC, including 12 consecutive starts (14 straight appearances) from May 4 to Aug. 3  Personal: Born in San Diego but grew up in Tijuana, Mexico ... Has dual-citizenship in USA and Mexico Last start: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 6/8/13 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (with Seattle) Last assist: 5/11/13 vs. San Jose Earthquakes (with Seattle) DF 6-4 210 18 DAVID HORST Born: 10/25/85, Pine Grove, PA Age: 28 Last Club: Portland Timbers – 2011-13 Other Clubs: Real Salt Lake (2008-10); Puerto Rico Islanders (Loan; 2010); Austin Aztex (Loan; 2009) College: Old Dominion University Dynamo career: 2014 Debut – 6 GP, 6 GS, 0 G, 0 A Strong center back with aerial ability acquired in trade with Portland Timbers in December 2013.

2014 MLS: 6 GP, 6 GS, 510 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 108 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 5 GP, 4 GS, 303 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Missed April 12 game at New England after receiving red card vs. FC Dallas on April 5  Earned first career red card with challenge on Fabian Castillo in 60th minute of 4-1 loss vs. FC Dallas on April 5  2013: Missed remainder of 2013 regular season after surgery to repair a displaced tibial plateau fracture of his right leg on April 8... Sustained the injury in the first half against Houston on April 6 at JELD-WEN Field, in his second start of the season  2012: Appeared in 21 matches, logging 1,845 minutes and scoring one goal - all MLS career highs - in his second season in Portland  Member of 2009 Real Salt Lake squad that won MLS Cup  Drafted by Real Salt Lake with No. 14 overall selection in 2008 draft  Joined Puerto Rico Islanders (2010) and Austin Aztex (2009) on loan spells Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 6/24/12 vs. Seattle (with Portland; *lone MLS goal) Last assist: None in MLS


20 ANDREW DRIVER MF 5-9 152 I Born: 11/20/87, Oldham England Age: 26 Last Club: Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Premier League) Dynamo career: Second year - 33 GP, 26 GS, 3 G, 1 A

 Recalled from Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Tuesday  Made 2014 debut against Montreal Impact on March 15  LOAN: Helped lead Richmond Kickers to USL Pro regular season championship, with 7 goals and 6 assists in 19 games; Richmond finished regular season with 15-1-10 record  2012: Made seven appearances and notched two assists in rookie season  Made MLS debut as substitute at Vancouver on 6/10, and earned first career assist on Mac Kandji’s 83rd minute goal  Played four years at the University of Virginia (2008-11)  Scored 19 goals and added 10 assists in 72 games  Played for USA at FIFA U-20 World Cup (scored one goal in group stage match against Cameroon)  2007 Virginia High School Player of the Year

Wide midfielder who joined the Dynamo on loan in February 2012 from Scottish club Heart of Midlothian, where he signed with the senior team from the Academy in 2006 and made 168 appearances in seven years with the club.

2014 MLS: 7 GP, 6 GS, 493 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 26 GP, 20 GS, 1,694 mins, 3 G, 1 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 1 GS, 212 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made first MLS Cup Playoff start in 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City in second leg of Eastern Conference Championship on Nov. 23  Scored winning goal on May 5 at Galaxy, a shot from top of box into bottom corner for first game-winner  Scored goal in Dynamo debut on March 17 at FC Dallas, an MLS Goal of the Week nominee…  2012-13: Appeared in 28 games (17 starts) for Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) ... Scored 2 goals and added 1 assist ... Made two appearances in Europa League  2011-12: Appeared in 22 games (8 starts) and scored 1 goal ... Started in Hearts' historic 5-1 win in Scottish Cup Final against Edinburgh rivals Hibs on May 19, 2012  Born in Oldham, England, a suburb of Manchester, Driver and his family moved to East Lothian, Scotland, a suburb of Edinburgh at age 11 Last start: 4/19/14 at Philadelphia Union Last appearance: 4/19/14 at Philadelphia Union Last assist: 4/20/13 at Toronto FC Last goal: 7/24/13 vs. Stoke City F.C. 22 BRIAN OWNBY MF 5-11 165 Born: 7/16/90, Glen Allen, VA Age: 23 Last Club: University of Virginia Dynamo career: Third year – 12 GP, 0 GS, 0 G, 2 A Pronunciation: Own-be Hard-working outside midfielder selected by Houston in the first round of 2012 Supplemental Draft out of the University of Virginia.

2014 MLS: 2 GP, 0 GS, 21 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 3 GP, 0 GS, 52 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 playoffs: Did not appear 2013 Richmond Kickers (loan): 19 GP, 1,347 mins, 7 G, 6 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 4 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 6 GP, 6 GS, 608 mins, 3 G, 0 A

Last start: 5/29/13 vs. FC Tucson (U.S. Open Cup) Last appearance: 3/29/14 at Vancouver Whitecaps Last goal: None as professional Last assist: 6/20/12 vs. Toronto FC MF 5-11 181 I 23 GILES BARNES Born: 8/5/88, London, England Age: 25 Last Club: Doncaster Rovers F.C. (England) 2011-12 Other Clubs: West Bromich Albion (2010-11), Derby County (2005-09) Dynamo career: Third year – 44 GP, 40 GS, 9 G, 5 A

  Quick, explosive forward/attacking midfielder with set-piece ability and English Premier League experience.

2014 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 617 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 33 GP, 32 GS, 2,561 mins, 9 G, 4 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 4 GS, 341 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 0 GS, 53 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Registered first assist of 2014 season with deft layoff for Will Bruin in 1-0 win over Montreal on March 15  Won Dynamo Budweiser Golden Boot with nine regular season goals in 2013  Scored the game-winning, playoff-clinching goal in 2-1 win at D.C. United on Oct. 27  Barnes was the sixth Golden Boot winner in Dynamo history, joining Brian Ching (2010, 2009, 2008), Bruin (2012), Geoff Cameron (2011), Joseph Ngwenya (2007) and Dwayne De Rosario (2006)  Tallied first two-goal game with Dynamo on Aug. 17 vs. Seattle, including sensational 30-yard strike that won MLS Goal of the Week


 Spent 2011-12 season with Doncaster Rovers of the English Championship, tallying one goal and four assists in 36 appearances in all competitions  138 total appearances in all competitions in England, including 35 games in the English Premier League  12 appearances for England’s U-19 national team  Joined Derby County of England in 2005 at age 17 and helped the Rams gain promotion to the EPL in 2007

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 390 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 185

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First ever Academy product and second home-grown player in league history. Promising goalkeeper with good reflexes who tallied 11 shutouts in 22 Reserve League games from 2011-12

2014 MLS: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins 2013 MLS: Did not appear 2013 Open Cup: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 1.50 GAA, 1 shutout, 1-1-0 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0.50 GAA, 1 shutout, 1-1-0

2013 Reserves: 5 GP, 5 GS, 450 mins, 1.40 GAA, 2 shutout, 3-2-0  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Árabe Unido on Oct. 24 in the CONCACAF Champions League  Recorded shutout in 2-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over W Connection on Sept. 25  Registered clean sheet in 2-0 win over Stoke City on July 24 in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup  Played 90 minutes in 2-0 U.S. Open Cup win over FC Tucson (first career U.S. Open Cup win and shutout) on May 29  2012: Made first MLS start of 2012 on Oct. 27 at Colorado  CCL: Helped lead Dynamo to quarterfinals with start in all four games as Dynamo went unbeaten to win Group 3 Last start: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last appearance: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last shutout: 9/25/13 vs. W Connection (CCL) Most saves (Career): 5, 10/23/10 vs. Seattle

Speedy left-footed player with one-on-one attacking and defending ability who has emerged as one of league's elite left backs after converting from midfield in 2011.

2014 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 630 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 30 GP, 29 GS, 2,585 mins, 0 G, 2 A

Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 10/27/13 at D.C. United Last assist: 3/15/14 vs. Montreal Impact GK 6-3 24 TYLER DERIC Born: 8/30/88, Houston, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: North Carolina Dynamo career: Sixth year – 3 GP, 3 GS, 1 SHO Pronunciation: DARE-ick

DF 5-7 154 26 COREY ASHE Born: 3/14/86, Orange County, CA Age: 28 Last Club: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Eighth year – 197 GP, 142 GS, 1 G, 16 A

 Earned assist on Will Bruin’s second goal on March 8 vs. New England with perfectly placed cross to back post (25th career assist in all competitions)  2013: Appeared in 30+ games for the third straight season  Served one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation in first leg of Eastern Conference championship against Sporting KC after receiving second yellow card of 2013 playoffs on Nov. 6 at New York  Started and played first 66 minutes of 2013 MLS All-Star game on July 31 vs. AS Roma  Returned to Dynamo after spending nearly three weeks with U.S. national team for CONCACAF Gold Cup  2012: Tied career-high with 30 starts and set career-high with 2,625 regular season minutes played  2011: Named MLS All-Star for the first time Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 9/22/09 vs. Árabe Unido (CCL) Last assist: 3/8/14 vs. New England Revolution


27 BONIEK GARCIA MF 5-9 150 DP Born: 9/4/84, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Age: 29 Last Club: C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) 2003-12 Dynamo career: Third year – 46 GP, 45 GS, 8 G, 12 A Acquired: Transfer from C.D. Olimpia on June 7, 2012 Dynamic two-way midfielder who is a fixture for Honduran national team (92 caps) and was named Dynamo Players' Player of the Year in 2012.

2014 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 611 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 22 GP, 21 GS, 1,899 mins, 3 G, 6 A 2013 playoffs: 5 GP, 5 GS, 480 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 0 GS, 66 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Missed penalty kick in 82nd minute of 4-1 loss vs. FC Dallas on April 5  Scored in 4-0 win over New England on March 8 with nifty touch at top of box before burying chance for MLS Goal of the Week nominee  Earned assist on Jerry Bengtson’s opening goal and played 45 minutes in Honduras’ 2-1 friendly win over Venezuela on March 5 (92nd cap)  Scored opening goal in 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City in second leg of Eastern Conference Championship (third career playoff goal)  Appeared in all ten matches of final World Cup Qualifying round in 2013, including 90-minute appearance in 2-2 draw at Jamaica on Oct. 15, sealing third-place finish in CONCACAF qualifying and Honduras’ third trip to World Cup  2012: Ignited Houston's run to the playoffs with 4 goals and 6 assists in 17 regular season games  Dynamo went 9-4-6 with +10 goal difference in regular season after Garcia's debut Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 3/8/14 vs. New England Revolution Last assist: 10/4/13 vs. Montreal Impact MF 6-0 28 TONY CASCIO Born: 03/28/90, Gilbert, AZ Last Club: Colorado Rapids – 2012-13 College: University of Connecticut Dynamo career: 2014 Debut – 5 GP, 4 GS, 0 G, 0 A Pronunciation: KAS-YO

   

170 Age: 24

Versatile midfielder acquired by the Dynamo on loan from the Colorado Rapids on Jan. 21, 2014.

2014 MLS: 5 GP, 4 GS, 336 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 13 GP, 4 GS, 530 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Loaned to Dynamo from Colorado Rapids via the Intraleague loan mechanism as first loan between two MLS clubs in league history  2013: Appeared in 13 matches (4 starts) and scored one goal with Colorado Rapids  2012: Enjoyed productive rookie season, scoring three goals and tallying three assists in 29 games (18 starts)  Drafted by Colorado Rapids with No. 14 overall selection in 2011 draft  Named NSCAA All-America and Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 Last start: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 4/23/14 at New York Red Bulls Last goal: 6/29/13 at Montreal (with Colorado) Last assist: 9/5/12 vs. Portland GK 30 MICHAEL LISCH Born: 8/30/90, Austin, TX Last Club: University of New Mexico Dynamo career: ROOKIE

6-4

175 Age: 23

Goalkeeper with long frame and extensive college experience drafted by Dynamo in third round of 2014 MLS SuperDraft. LOAN: Joined Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USL PRO on loan on April 3

2014 MLS: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins  COLLEGE: Spent four years at Wake Forest (2009-12) and transferred to the University of New Mexico  2013: Helped lead New Meixco to 14-6-2 record and tallied 11 shutouts … Led Lobos to C-USA championship and a national semifinal berth  PERSONAL: Attended Westlake High School in Austin  Played with Austin Aztex in PDL for former Dynamo forward Paul Dalglish LEGEND: GK-goalkeeper; DF-defender; MF-midfielder; FWforward; I-international; DP-Designated Player; YDP-Young Designated Player; HG-home-grown; GA Generation adidas; USOC-U.S. Open Cup; CCL-CONCACAF Champions League


HOW THE 2014 DYNAMO WERE ASSEMBLED Date 12/16/05 1/12/07 1/23/09 2/27/09 1/13/11 1/13/11 2/16/11 1/12/12 1/17/12 6/7/12 8/8/12 8/29/12 12/3/12 12/22/12 1/17/13 2/14/13 2/20/13 3/1/13 8/7/13 9/13/13 12/17/13 1/16/14 1/16/14 1/21/14 1/21/14

Player Brad Davis Corey Ashe Tally Hall Tyler Deric Kofi Sarkodie Will Bruin Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Brian Ownby Boniek Garcia Ricardo Clark Giles Barnes Eric Brunner Omar Cummings Jason Johnson Bryan Salazar Andrew Driver Anthony Arena Alexander López Servando Carrasco David Horst AJ Cochran Mark Sherrod Tony Cascio Michael Lisch

Transaction type Moved with club from San Jose (SJ acquired 05 trade) 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Round 2 (pick 26) Signed as discovery player on free transfer from Esbjerg (Denmark) Signed as home-grown player (first in club history) 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Round 1 (pick 7) 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Round 1 (pick 11) Transferred from St. George’s (Jamaica) 2012 MLS SuperDraft Round 2 (pick 37) 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft Round 1 (pick 7) Transferred from C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) Signed as free agent (originally moved with club from San Jose) Signed as free agent Traded from Portland for allocation money Traded from Colorado for Nathan Sturgis and allocation money 2013 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 (pick 13) Signed as home-grown player Loaned from Heart of Midlothian (Scotland) 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft Round 1 (pick 18) Transferred from C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) Traded from Seattle for Adam Moffat and 2nd round pick in 2014 Draft Traded from Portland for fourth round pick in 2014 Draft 2014 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 (pick 16) 2014 MLS SuperDraft Round 2 (pick 32) Acquired via loan from Colorado Rapids in exchange for international roster slot

2014 MLS SuperDraft Round 3 (pick 54)

Acquisitions by first season* with club 2006 1 2007 1 2008 0 2009 2 2010 0 2011 3 2012 5 2013 8 2014 5 *For players that re-joined Dynamo (i.e. Clark), first season is classified by their year of return **Returning players are classified by how they re-joined club

Acquisitions by method** MLS SuperDraft MLS Supplemental Draft Trade Home-Grown Player San Jose original Transfer Loan Trialist Free agent

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2014 DYNAMO GAME-BYGAME LINEUPS  

(Formations listed right-to-left)   Dynamo vs. New England – March 8, 2014  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  David Horst  Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Tony Cascio (Andrew Driver 57)  Ricardo Clark  Boniek Garcia   Brad Davis  Giles Barnes (Omar Cummings 78)  Will Bruin (Mark Sherrod 90)    Dynamo vs. Montreal – March 15, 2014  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  David Horst  Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver (Brian Ownby 82)  Ricardo Clark  Boniek Garcia   Brad Davis (Servando Carrasco 86)  Giles Barnes (Mark Sherrod 89)  Will Bruin     Dynamo at Vancouver – March 29, 2014  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  David Horst  Jermaine Taylor (Brian Ownby 77)   Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver (Mark Sherrod 86)  Ricardo Clark  Boniek Garcia (Omar Cummings 71)   Brad Davis   Giles Barnes   Will Bruin    

             

            Dynamo vs. FC Dallas – April 5, 2014  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  David Horst (Ejected 60)  Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver (AJ Cochran 62)  Ricardo Clark (Warren Creavalle 85)  Boniek Garcia   Brad Davis (Tony Cascio 45)  Giles Barnes   Will Bruin     Dynamo at New England – April 12, 2014  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Jermaine Taylor   AJ Cochran  Corey Ashe  Tony Cascio (Warren Creavalle 69)  Ricardo Clark   Boniek Garcia   Andrew Driver (Omar Cummings 75)  Giles Barnes   Will Bruin     Dynamo at Philadelphia – April 19, 2014  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie (Ejected 82)  Jermaine Taylor   David Horst  Corey Ashe  Tony Cascio (Omar Cummings 75)  Ricardo Clark (Servando Carrasco 89)   Boniek Garcia   Andrew Driver (Warren Creavalle 65)  Giles Barnes   Will Bruin                      

              Dynamo at New York – April 23, 2014  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Warren Creavalle (Servando Carrasco 73)  David Horst  Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Tony Cascio   Ricardo Clark (AJ Cochran 63)   Boniek Garcia   Andrew Driver   Giles Barnes   Will Bruin (Omar Cummings 80)           


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PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014, 12 NOON (PT) VP Communications: Chris Metz - (503) 553-5433, cmetz@timbers.com Manager, Media Relations: Marc Kostic - (503) 553-5415, mkostic@timbers.com Coordinator, Media Relations: Mark Nelson - (503) 553-5529, mnelson@timbers.com

TIMBERS

DYNAMO

2014 SCHEDULE 2014 MLS RECORD: 0-3-4 (Home: 0-0-4 Away: 0-3-0) 2014 ALL-COMPETITIONS RECORD: 0-3-4 (Home: 0-0-4 Away: 0-3-0)

VS.

2-4-1 (7pts)

0-3-4 (4pts)

MATCH INFORMATION Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014 Kickoff: 12 noon (Pacific) Location: BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas) Forecast: 86 degrees, partly cloudy Referee: Dave Gantar Assistant Referees: Phil Briere, Fabio Tovar Fourth Official: Ismail Elfath Local TV: KPTV FOX 12 Talent: Keith Bleyer (play-by-play), Ross Smith (analyst) English Radio: 750 The Game (KXTG 750AM) Talent: Jake Zivin (play-by-play), Andrew Gregor (analyst) Spanish Radio/TV: La Pantera (KWBY 940AM)/UniMás Radio Talent: Juan de Dios Andrade (play-by-play), Edgar Palacios (analyst)

MLS WEEK 8 SCHEDULE Wednesday, April 23

TIME (PT)

Houston at New York

4:30 p.m.

NATIONAL TV

Saturday, April 26

Colorado at Seattle Philadelphia at Montreal FC Dallas at D.C. United Sporting Kansas City at New England New York at Columbus Vancouver at Real Salt Lake Chivas USA at San Jose

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Univisión Deportes

12 noon

OPPONENT PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO @Colorado @FC Dallas SEATTLE CHIVAS USA @Real Salt Lake @Houston D.C. UNITED LA GALAXY COLUMBUS @New York @Chivas USA VANCOUVER @Real Salt Lake FC DALLAS SPORTING KC @LA Galaxy @Seattle COLORADO @Montreal @LA Galaxy CHIVAS USA @New England SEATTLE @Vancouver SAN JOSE @Colorado VANCOUVER @Toronto FC @San Jose SAN JOSE REAL SALT LAKE @FC Dallas

TIME/RESULT TV/ATTENDANCE T 1-1 20,814 T 1-1 20,814 L 0-2 15,135 L 1-2 16,045 T 4-4 20,814 T 1-1 20,814 L 0-1 20,496 12 p.m. KPTV 7:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS 11:30 a.m. NBC Sports Network 7:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS 4 p.m. ROOT SPORTS 7:30 p.m. KPTV 6 p.m. ROOT SPORTS 7 p.m. ROOT SPORTS 7 p.m. ESPN2 8 p.m. KPTV 8 p.m. NBC Sports Network 7 p.m. ESPN2 8 p.m. NBC Sports Network 5 p.m. ROOT SPORTS/Univisión 11:30 a.m. NBC 7:30 p.m. KPTV 4:30 p.m. KPTV 2 p.m. ESPN2 7:30 p.m. KPTV 2 p.m. ESPN2 6 p.m. KPDX 2 p.m. NBC Sports Network 10 a.m. ROOT SPORTS 8 p.m. NBC Sports Network 7:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS 7 p.m. NBC Sports Network 5:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

*dates and times subject to change

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Saturday, April 26

Portland at Houston

DATE Sat., March 8 Sun., March 16 Sat., March 22 Sat., March 29 Sat., April 5 Sat., April 12 Sat., April 19 Sun., April 27 Sat., May 3 Sun., May 11 Sat., May 17 Sat., May 24 Wed., May 28 Sun., June 1 Sat., June 7 Wed., June 11 Fri., June 27 Fri., July 4 Sun., July 13 Fri., July 18 Sun., July 27 Sat., Aug. 2 Sat., Aug. 9 Sat., Aug. 16 Sun., Aug. 24 Sat., Aug. 30 Sun., Sept. 7 Sat., Sept. 13 Sat., Sept. 20 Sat., Sept. 27 Sat., Oct. 4 Wed., Oct. 8 Fri., Oct. 17 Sat., Oct. 25

UniMás

LAST MATCH RECAP The Timbers produced a number of dangerous chances and maintained the majority of possession, but Real Salt Lake was able to claim all three points at home as a result of a second-half goal by midfielder Ned Grabavoy in a 1-0 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium on April 19. The Timbers forced Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando into making four saves throughout the match. Rimando was named MLS Player of the Week for Week 7 of the season following his performance against Portland. Real Salt Lake was able to take a lead in the 78th minute on Grabavoy’s first goal of the season. Portland pushed for the equalizer and nearly found it late in the match only to have Rimando turn in two key saves to help the home side to victory.

Providence Park opened on April 14, 2011, in front of a sold-out crowd in the Timbers first-ever home match as an MLS team. The club proceeded to sell out 51 consecutive regular-season home games in the team’s first three MLS seasons. Last year, the club earned an 11-1-5 overall regular-season home record in 17 games, which was the best home record in MLS. Currently, the Timbers have compiled an MLS-club record 19-game unbeaten streak at Providence Park. For the 2014 season, the stadium’s capacity was expanded to 20,814.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR-SEASON HOME SELLOUTS:

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PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 CATEGORICAL WON-LOST-TIED Overall: vs. Eastern: vs. Western: Day Games: Night Games: On Grass: On Turf: Pre-All-Star: Post-All-Star: Scoring First: Opponent Scoring First: One-Goal Games: Leading at Half: Trailing at Half: Tied at Half: Leading at 75’: Trailing at 75’: Tied at 75’: Outshooting Opponent: Outshot by Opponent: Shots Even: When Scoring 0 Goals: When Scoring 1 Goal: When Scoring 2 Goals: When Scoring 3 Goals: When Scoring 4+ Goals: When Allowing 0 Goals: When Allowing 1 Goal: When Allowing 2 Goals: When Allowing 3 Goals: When Allowing 4+ Goals: Pacific Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone: Central Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone: Green-Green-Green Unis: Green-White-Green Unis: Rose City Red Unis: Retro-Inspired Unis: On ESPN/ESPN2: On NBC Sports Network: On NBC: On ROOT SPORTS: On FOX 12: On KPDX TV: On UniMás: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: March: April: May: June: July: August: September: October:

HOME 0-0-4 0-0-2 0-0-2 0-0-2 0-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-4 0-0-4 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-3 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0-2 0-0-2 0-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-2 0-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-3 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-3 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-4 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-2 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-3 0-0-1 0-0-2 0-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

ROAD 0-3-0 0-0-0 0-3-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 0-0-0 0-3-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-3-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

OVERALL 0-3-4 0-0-2 0-3-2 0-1-2 0-2-2 0-3-0 0-0-4 0-3-4 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-3-3 0-2-0 0-0-1 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-0-2 0-1-2 0-2-0 0-1-2 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-1-3 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-1-3 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-4 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-2 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-2-2 0-1-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-3-3 0-0-1 0-2-2 0-1-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

HEAD COACH CALEB PORTER Head coach Caleb Porter guided the Portland Timbers on a record-setting, turnaround season in 2013, his first season in MLS and as the club’s head coach. He was announced as the Timbers head coach on Aug. 29, 2012, and joined the club ahead of the 2013 MLS campaign. Porter received the Slats Gill Award for Sportsperson of the Year at the Oregon Sports Awards on March 9, 2014, becoming the fourth soccer-related figure to receive the award since it was founded in 1957. Porter was named the 2013 MLS Coach of the Year after leading Portland to a 14-5-15 (57pts) record, finishing the regular season in first place in the Western Conference and with the third-best record in the league – just two points shy of MLS Supporters’ Shield-winners New York Red Bulls. In 2013, the Timbers set new single-season club marks in points, wins, goals (54), goal differential (+21), shutouts (15) and fewest goals allowed (33). Under Porter, the Timbers assembled one of the biggest turnaround seasons in MLS history in 2013. In comparison to Portland’s 2012 totals, the Timbers assembled a 23-point improvement in points and an MLS-record 43-goal improvement in goal differential. Portland’s five losses during the 2013 regular season are tied for the fewest in MLS history in a 34-game season. In 2013, the Timbers ranked third in MLS in goals scored and conceded the second-fewest goals at 33, giving the club a league-best, plus21 goal differential. The club also led the league with 15 shutouts, tied for third-most in a single season in MLS history. During the regular season, the Timbers assembled one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MLS history at 15 games. The Timbers recorded a 15-game, home unbeaten streak during the 2013 regular season, posting a league-best 11-1-5 home record at Providence Park. The club also set an MLS single-season record with 11 home shutouts. Among Porter’s achievements during the 2013 season, the club’s 57 points accrued are the most earned by a first-year head coach in MLS since the league’s inaugural season in 1996. Porter’s winning percentage (.632) in 2013 ranked among the best in league history for first-year MLS head coaches, and the Timbers’ 15-game unbeaten streak is the longest by an MLS head coach in his first full season at the helm. Under Porter in 2013, Portland qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since joining the league in 2011. By defeating rival Seattle Sounders FC in the Western Conference Semifinal, the Timbers became just the fifth club in MLS history to reach the conference championship in their MLS Cup Playoff debut, and the first since Real Salt Lake in 2008. Additionally, the Timbers made their deepest run in club history in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2013 under Porter’s guidance, reaching the semifinals of the tournament. Prior to joining the Timbers, Porter was one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history during his tenure as head coach at the University of Akron from 2006-12. He compiled a career mark of 123-18-17 at Akron and owned the highest winning percentage (.832) among all active Division I coaches. Porter garnered numerous honors while at Akron, including 2009 NSCAA National Coach of the Year. From Kalamazoo, Mich., Porter led the Zips to back-to-back NCAA College Cup appearances in 2009 and 2010, and the school’s first national title in any sport in 2010. In all, he guided Akron to seven Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular-season championships, five MAC tournament titles and five consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament’s Round of 16 (2008-12). Porter set multiple NCAA records while at Akron, including a 48-match, home unbeaten streak (44-0-4) from 2008-11 and a 47-match unbeaten streak (44-0-3) in conference play from 2006-12. Porter’s coaching career also includes time as the head coach of the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team during 2012 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying and he spent three years as an assistant coach on the U.S. U-18 National Team from 2009-11. Prior to joining Akron, Porter was an assistant coach for six years (2000-05) at Indiana University. As a player, Porter was the 27th overall pick by the San Jose Clash in the 1998 MLS College Draft. He spent time with San Jose and the Tampa Bay Mutiny before a knee injury ended his professional playing career in 2000. Porter also played for the U.S. National B Team from 1996-97, winning a bronze medal at the 1997 World University Games. He had a successful collegiate playing career at Indiana, where he was a three-year captain and a three-time All-Big Ten honoree. Porter led the Hoosiers to four conference titles, and four NCAA tournament appearances. As a senior, Porter captained IU to 23 consecutive wins before losing to eventual national champion UCLA in the national semifinals and was the runner-up for the 1997 Hermann Trophy.


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 ALL-TIME SERIES NOTES Sunday’s match marks just the fifth all-time meeting between the Timbers and Houston, dating back to the 2011 season. While Portland trails the all-time MLS series with a 1-2-1 record, the Timbers are unbeaten in back-to-back games against the Dynamo. Last season, Portland started their current MLS-club record 19-game, home unbeaten streak with a 2-0 win over Houston on April 6, 2013, at Providence Park. Diego Chara and Darlington Nagbe both provided assists as forward Ryan Johnson netted a brace for the Timbers. In their first appearance at BBVA Compass Stadium, and just the second-ever MLS match played at the venue, the Timbers played to a scoreless draw against Houston on May 12, 2012. In their only other trip to Houston, the Timbers conceded two early goals and fell short in a comeback attempt in a 2-1 loss against the Dynamo at Robertson Stadium on Aug. 14, 2011.

LAST TIME VS. HOUSTON Two second-half goals from forward Ryan Johnson and a solid defensive performance guided the Timbers to a 2-0 shutout victory over the Houston Dynamo before a sellout crowd of 20,674 at Providence Park on April 6, 2013. The Timbers held firm defensively in the first half despite having two players leave the match due to injury, as the Dynamo attempted just one shot on goal. Houston was one of the league’s best defensive teams in the second half at that point in the 2013 season, but the Timbers unlocked the Dynamo back line for two goals in the second half on Johnson’s strikes in the 55th and 73rd minutes on their way to their first win of the 2013 campaign and head coach Caleb Porter’s first career win as an MLS head coach.

SCORING HOU - None POR - R. Johnson (Chara) 55, R. Johnson (Nagbe) 73 Shots 8 10

Saves Fouls 4 11 2 10

Offsides 5 2

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

PORTLAND 2 Ryan Johnson 2 Darlington Nagbe 6 Lovel Palmer 2 Three players tied 8 Diego Chara 8 Darlington Nagbe

HOUSTON 1 Four players tied 2 Brad Davis 6 Ching/Davis 4 Brian Ching 7 Calen Carr 6 Carlo Costly

Wins Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

1 Donovan Ricketts 1 Perkins/Ricketts 11 Troy Perkins 4 Troy Perkins

2 Tally Hall 2 Tally Hall 14 Tally Hall 3 Tally Hall

Cautions Ejections

1 Three players tied n/a

1 Four players tied n/a

MATCH PREVIEW Portland enters Sunday’s match with a two-game unbeaten streak against Houston dating back to 2012. The Timbers are coming off a hard-fought, 1-0 loss at Real Salt Lake on April 19, where despite controlling the majority of possession and forcing goalkeeper Nick Rimando into four saves, Portland conceded the game-winning goal to midfielder Ned Grabavoy in the 78th minute at Rio Tinto Stadium. Houston is playing on short rest after a midweek loss at New York Red Bulls. After winning their first two matches of the season by a combined score of 5-0, the Dynamo are on a five-game winless streak, including three straight losses from March 29-April 12.

LONGEST INDIVIDUAL STREAKS

Portland Timbers 2, Houston Dynamo 0 April 6, 2013 at Providence Park (Portland, Ore.) Att: 20,674

HOU POR

SERIES LEADERS

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LINEUPS POR: GK Ricketts, D Jewsbury, D Horst (Jean-Baptiste, 18), D Silvestre, D Harrington, M Chara, M Valeri (Alhassan, 29), M Johnson, W. ©, F Nagbe, F Johnson, R. (Piquionne, 88), F Wallace HOU: GK Hall, D Ashe, D Taylor, D Boswell, D Sarkodie, M Davis ©, M Moffat (Creavalle, 64), M Driver, M Clark (Cummings, 81), F Weaver (Ching, 71), F Barnes

ALL-TIME MLS SERIES RESULTS ALL-TIME RECORD Regular Season: 1-2-1; Home: 1-1-0; Away: 0-1-1 Aug. 14, 2011 at Robertson Stadium (Houston, Texas) Houston 2, Portland 1 (Jewsbury, 56) Oct. 14, 2011 at Providence Park (Portland, Ore.) Houston 2, Portland 0 May 15, 2012 at BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas) Portland 0, Houston 0 April 6, 2013 - Portland 2, Houston 0 (Portland, Ore.) Portland 2, Houston 0 (R. Johnson 55, 73)

PLAYERS Consecutive Games with Goal: ........................3, 2x (last: Valeri, Sept. 7-20, 2013) Consecutive Games with Assist: ............. 4, 2x (last: Valeri, July 27-Aug. 21, 2013) Consecutive Games with Point: ...................... 5, Jewsbury, April 30-May 29, 2011 Consecutive Games with Shot: .......................... 17, Cooper, July 16-Oct. 22, 2011 Consecutive Games with SOG:............................... 6, Cooper, Aug. 24-Oct. 2, 2011 Consecutive Games with Corner Kick: .......22, Jewsbury, March 19-Aug. 17, 2011 Consecutive Games with Offside: .....8, 2x (last: R. Johnson, Mar. 3-Apr. 27, 2013) Consecutive Games with Foul Com.: ..........18, Chara, Oct. 7, 2012-June 19, 2013 Consecutive Games with Foul Suff.: ....11, 2x (last: Nagbe, May 25-Aug. 17, 2013) Consecutive Games with Caution: ........ 3, 4x (last: Songo’o, July 21-Aug. 5, 2012) Chara, June 17-30, 2012 Boyd, April 14-28, 2012 Marcelin, July 10-30, 2011 Consecutive Games with Ejection:............... 1, 8x (last: Ricketts, March 22, 2014) Zemanski, Aug. 30, 2013 Kah, July 7, 2013 Chara, July 7, 2012 Palmer, June 24, 2012 Alhassan, Sept. 24, 2011 Brunner, July 10, 2011 Hall (two cautions), Aug. 6, 2011 Consecutive Starts:............................................ 55, Nagbe, July 28, 2012-present Consecutive Minutes: ............................ 1800, Jewsbury, March 19-July 30, 2011 GOALKEEPERS Scoreless Streak (minutes):....... 401, Ricketts (May 18-25; June 15-July 7, 2013) Consecutive Shutouts: ................................4, Ricketts, May 25; June 15-23, 2013 Consecutive Starts:................................... 51, Perkins, April 23, 2011-Aug.5, 2012 Consecutive Minutes in Goal:.............3307, Perkins, April 23, 2011-April 28, 2012


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 MLS CAREER LEADERS

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-GAME HIGHS

PLAYERS Games played .................................................................... Darlington Nagbe - 102 Games started ........................................... Jack Jewsbury, Darlington Nagbe - 93 Minutes played ....................................................................... Diego Chara - 8,241 Goals .................................................................................... Darlington Nagbe - 17 Assists ................................................................ Jack Jewsbury, Diego Valeri - 13 Game-winning goals.......................................Jack Jewsbury, Rodney Wallace - 3 Game-winning assists ................................................................ Kalif Alhassan - 5 Shots.................................................................................. Darlington Nagbe - 148 Shots on goal ....................................................................... Darlington Nagbe - 52 Corner kicks ..........................................................................Jack Jewsbury - 171 Offsides......................................................................................Jorge Perlaza - 48 Fouls suffered .................................................................... Darlington Nagbe - 198 Fouls committed ........................................................................ Diego Chara - 236 Cautions....................................................................................... Diego Chara - 27 Ejections ...................................................................................... 8 players tied - 1

PLAYERS Goals: ........................................... 2, 8x (last: Chara, 04/05/14 vs. Seattle (9’, 55’) Valeri, 10/26/13 at Chivas USA (16’, 29’) R. Johnson 4/6/13 vs. Houston (55’, 73’) W. Johnson, 3/30/13 at Colorado (55’, 71’) Mwanga, 9/19/12 at San Jose (45’, 62’) Boyd, 7/14/12 vs. LA Galaxy (3’, 70’) Nagbe, 3/31/12 vs. Real Salt Lake (48’, 65’) Perlaza, 4/14/11 vs. Chicago (29’, 47’)

GOALKEEPERS Games played in goal .................................................................. Troy Perkins - 51 Games started in goal.................................................................. Troy Perkins - 51 Minutes played in goal ........................................................... Troy Perkins - 4,567 Wins ..................................................................................... Donovan Ricketts - 16 Saves ......................................................................................... Troy Perkins - 157 Shutouts .............................................................................. Donovan Ricketts - 16 * - as of April 27, 2014

2013 AWARD WINNERS Following a successful 2013 season in which Portland set single-season MLS club records in points (57), wins (14), goals (54), goal differential (+21), shutouts (15) and fewest goals conceded (33), while also completing one of the biggest turnarounds, year-over-year, in MLS history - the team received multiple honors from the league:

Assists: ................................................................ 3, Wallace, 6/23/13 vs. Colorado Points: .................................... 5, Valeri, 10/26/13 at Chivas USA (2 goals, 1 assist) Shots:....................................................................7, Songo’o, 8/5/12 vs. FC Dallas Shots on Goal:........................................ 3, 18x (last: Valeri, 3/29/14 vs. FC Dallas) Valeri, 3/16/14 vs. Chicago Wallace, 10/26/13 at Chivas USA R. Johnson, 8/17/13 vs. FC Dallas Valeri, 5/12/13 vs. Chivas USA Nagbe, 5/2/13 vs. New England Wallace, 4/27/13 at Sporting KC Valeri, 4/21/13 vs. San Jose Valeri, 3/3/13 vs. New York Songo’o, 10/7/12 at Seattle Boyd, 7/28/12 vs. Chivas USA Jewsbury, 7/14/12 vs. LA Galaxy Wallace, 5/05/12 vs. Columbus Boyd, 4/14/12 at LA Galaxy Nagbe, 3/31/12 vs. Real Salt Lake Boyd, 3/12/12 vs. Philadelphia Cooper, 10/02/11 at Vancouver Alhassan, 9/21/11 vs. San Jose Corner Kicks: .....................................................11, Valeri, 5/12/13 vs. Chivas USA Offsides:..............................................4, 10x (last: Urruti, 4/12/14 vs. Chivas USA)

2013 MLS Coach of the Year - Caleb Porter 2013 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year - Donovan Ricketts 2013 MLS Newcomer of the Year - Diego Valeri 2013 MLS XBox Fair Play Award - Darlington Nagbe 2013 MLS Best XI - GK Donovan Ricketts, M Will Johnson, M Diego Valeri

TIMBERS MEDIA SOURCES TALK TIMBERS The Timbers’ weekly radio talk show, presented by JELD-WEN Windows & Doors airs regularly Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT on 750 AM The Game. Hosted by Fletcher Johnson, “Talk Timbers” features interviews with club officials, coaches, players and special guests. The show provides team news and the latest information from around the league. Tune in to the show live on 750 AM The Game or listen online at www.750thegame.com. Available podcasts can be downloaded at www.timbers.com/timbers-podcast-network. TIMBERS IN 30 The Timbers’ weekly television show features exclusive, inside access to the club and airs each Friday at 6:30 p.m. PT on KPTV Fox 12. The show focuses on the inner-workings and personalities of the club and provides detailed team and game analysis with in-studio appearances from Timbers players and coaches each week. Previously aired shows and “Timbers In 30” features can be found at www.timbers.com.

Fouls Committed:................................................. 7, Songo’o, 9/19/12 at San Jose Fouls Suffered:..............................................6, 3x (last: Nagbe, 4/5/14 vs. Seattle) Cautions/Yellow Cards: ................................................. 2, Hall, 8/6/11 at San Jose Ejections/Red Cards:.......................1, 8x (last: Ricketts, 3/22/14 at Colorado, (71’) Zemanski, 8/30/13 at Real Salt Lake, (45+3’) Kah, 7/7/13 at Columbus (11’) Chara, 7/7/12 vs. Real Salt Lake (74’) Palmer, 06/24/12 vs. Seattle (90’+2) Alhassan, 09/24/11 at New York (64’) Hall, 8/06/11 at San Jose (90’) Brunner, 7/10/11 vs. Seattle (81’) GOALKEEPERS Shots Faced: ...................................................... 11, Perkins, 4/14/12 at LA Galaxy Saves: ................................................ 7, 3x (last: Ricketts, 06/15/13 vs. FC Dallas) Perkins, 5/15/12 at Houston Perkins, 07/16/11 at Chicago Goals Allowed: ........................................5, 2x (last: Perkins, 7/21/12 at FC Dallas) Perkins, 7/14/12 vs. LA Galaxy

* - as of April 27, 2014


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 SCOUTING THE DYNAMO Head coach Dominic Kinnear’s side is coming off a 4-0 loss against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The Dynamo are winless in their last five matches (0-4-1) after starting the season with back-to-back wins. Houston has qualified for the postseason in seven of the past eight seasons, winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships in 2006 and 2007, while twice earning runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2012. Midfielder Brad Davis has only appeared in four of the team’s matches this season, missing time due to an ankle injury. Forward Will Bruin leads the team with three goals and one assist in seven games, while midfielder Ricardo Clark has chipped in two goals. Goalkeeper Tally Hall has registered three shutouts.

POSSESSION Despite falling in a hard-fought, 1-0 loss against Real Salt Lake, the Timbers maintained the majority of possession for large stretches of the match against the league’s best possession team from 2013. Heading into Sunday’s match, the Timbers have registered 50.7 percent of the total possession through seven matches this season. Houston has gained just 47.74 percent of possession in its first seven games.

THE IRONMAN Timbers midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe has started 55 straight league games for the club dating back to the 2012 MLS season. In his fourth year with the team, Nagbe has appeared in 74 of the team’s 75 regular-season games since the start of the 2012 MLS season. Nagbe became the first Timbers MLS player to reach 100 appearances for the team, hitting the century mark on April 5 against Seattle Sounders FC. Nagbe is the club’s MLS career leader in goals (17) and appearances (102).

CREATING CHANCES According to Opta, midfielder Diego Valeri (16) and midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe (13) each rank among league leaders in total scoring chances created through seven games. San Jose midfielder Shea Salinas leads the league with 20 chances created.

CHARA IN CHARGE According to Opta, midfielder Diego Chara leads MLS with 37 total tackles and 31 successful tackles this season. Last season, Chara finished as the league leader with 94 succesful tackles. The Colombian midfielder is also nearing his 100th career MLS appearance for the Timbers. Heading into Sunday’s match, Chara has appeared in 94 matches for the Timbers.

DUELING TIMBERS According to Opta, Portland has earned a league-high 55.63 percent success rate on duels through seven games. A duel consists of any instance in a match that features two players going head-to-head in a 1-v-1 situation, including aerial challenges, dribbles and fouls suffered/committed. Midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe leads MLS with 69 duels won, while midfielder Diego Chara is third with 57. Of players that have contested at least 60 duels this season, Nagbe ranks as the most successful (62.16 percent).

TIMBERS INJURY REPORT OUT: M Rodney Wallace (L ACL surgery) QUESTIONABLE: M Steve Zakuani (hamstring soreness) * - As of April 23, 2014

UPCOMING MILESTONES Defender Jack Jewsbury’s next goal will mark his 25th career MLS goal. Jewsbury has scored 10 of his 24 career goals with the Timbers, making 93 appearances for the club since 2011. Both defender Jack Jewsbury and midfielder Diego Chara are set to make their 95th career appearance for the Timbers. Each player has been with the team since its first MLS season in 2011. Chara is currently the team’s MLS club leader in minutes played with 8,241, while Jewsbury ranks second with 8,219. With an appearance Sunday against Houston, Jewsbury would not only mark his 95th regular-season appearance with the Timbers, but also his 290th career MLS appearance since his rookie season in 2003. With an appearance on Sunday at Houston, defender Michael Harrington would notch his 190th career MLS appearance. Sunday’s match marks the 110th regular-season match for the Timbers as an MLS club, which helps put into perspective midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe’s MLS-club record 102 appearances.

BBVA COMPASS STADIUM The Timbers are one of only three teams that Houston has not defeated at BBVA Compass Stadium. Portland has faced Houston one time at BBVA Compass Stadium, playing the Dynamo to a scoreless draw in only the second-ever MLS match at the venue on May 15, 2012. The Dynamo are 22-5-10 in regular-season games at BBVA Compass Stadium and have not beaten Portland, Colorado or Toronto FC at the venue in regular-season play.

LONG DISTANCE According to Opta, Portland’s three goals from outside the penalty box against Seattle Sounders FC on April 5 marked the first time a team has registered three goals from outside the box in a single game since the start of the 2010 MLS season. Midfielder Will Johnson scored from outside the box against Chivas USA on April 12, making that five of Portland’s eight total goals, including an FC Dallas own goal on March 29, have come from outside the box this season.

OUTSIDE THE BOX According to Opta, the Timbers have taken 52 shots from outside the penalty box this season, which is nine more than the next closest team. In 2013, the Timbers tallied nine goals from outside the penalty box.

PASSING ACCURACY Among Timbers players, midfielder Will Johnson leads the club with a passing accuracy rate of 85.98 percent on 321 total passes through seven games this season. Johnson has registered the most passes on the team with midfielder Diego Chara a close second with 308 total passes attempted (83.12 percent accuracy).

TIMBERS ON LOAN Earlier this week, the Timbers sent defender Rauwshan McKenzie on loan to USL PRO side Orange County Blues FC, while recalling rookie forward Schillo Tshuma from the third-division club. McKenzie joins rookie defender Taylor Peay with Orange County. Rookie midfielder Aaron Long was recalled to the Timbers from USL PRO club Sacramento Republic FC, while midfielder George Fochive was sent on loan to Sacramento, joining goalkeeper Jake Gleeson. Defender Bryan Gallego, who was previously on loan with Sacramento, was recalled from Republic FC and loaned to USL PRO side Arizona United SC.


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014

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DONOVAN RICKETTS - GK

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ALVAS POWELL - D

Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 DOB: 07/06/77 Birthplace: Montego Bay, Jamaica Acquired: Trade with Montreal Impact, 08/07/12 Last MLS win: 11/07/13 POR vs. SEA (PLAYOFFS) Last MLS shutout: 10/26/13 POR @ CHV

Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 DOB: 07/18/94 Birthplace: St. Thomas, Jamaica Acquired: Signed on loan from Portmore United FC, 06/28/13 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

2014: Compiled a league-best, 221-minute shutout streak March 16-April 12 ... Returned to the lineup following a league-imposed, two-game suspension, against Chivas USA April 12 ... Missed matches against FC Dallas (March 29) and Seattle (April 5) ... Was nominated for MLS Save of the Week in each of the first two weeks. 2013: Named the 2013 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and to the Best XI ... Started 32 games during the regular season, compiling a 13-5-14 record and a league-best 14 shutouts ... Ranked among league leaders in wins, goals-against average (0.97), saves (92) and saves percentage (72.3) ... Was named an MLS All-Star as voted by MLS players and selected to the inactive roster ... Selected as the Timbers 2013 Defender of the Year ... Owned three of the longest shutout streaks in the league at 312, 323 and 401 minutes ... His 401-minute streak without allowing a goal (May 18-25; June 15-July 7) set a Timbers MLS club record for longest individual shutout streak ... Contributed greatly to the Timbers setting a new MLS single-season record with 11 home shutouts during the regular season ... Featured in all but one of the club’s 15 shutouts during the regular season, which is tied for third-most in a single season in MLS history ... Was a 10-time MLS Save of the Week winner during the regular season, receiving honors in Weeks 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 21, 22, 32, 33, and was a nominee on three other occasions (Week 2, 19, 20). INTERNATIONAL: A longtime member of the Jamaica National Team ... Made his debut in 2000 ... Ricketts featured in Jamaica’s qualifying bids for the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and started the last three 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mexico (Feb. 6), Panama (March 22) and Costa Rica (March 26).

2014: Made his second consecutive start, playing the full 90 against Chivas USA April 12 ... Has appeared in five of the team’s seven matches, three times as a sub ... Made his first appearances of the season, playing 11 minutes as a substitute on March 22 against Colorado. 2013: Made five league appearances (4 starts) in his rookie campaign with the Timbers, logging 382 minutes ... Selected as the club’s 2013 Up-and-Coming Player of the Year ... Made his MLS debut Aug. 3, starting and playing 63 minutes of a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC ... Became the youngest player in Timbers MLS history to start and play in a match at 19 years, 16 days ... Started four straight regular-season matches Aug. 3-25 ... Was a second-half sub in a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake in the semifinal of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 7, making his first U.S. Open Cup appearance ... Made his first-team debut in a 1-0 win over EPL side Norwich City FC in a friendly July 24 at Providence Park. INTERNATIONAL: Has earned 11 caps for the Jamaica National Team ... Named to the Jamaica National Team for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Oct. 11-15 against the United States and Honduras ... Called up by the Jamaica National Team for World Cup qualifiers Sept. 6 at Panama and Sept. 10 vs. Costa Rica ... Started against Panama, playing 44 minutes before leaving due to an injury and aiding in a shutout against Panama ... Featured in a pair of friendlies against Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19, 2013 ... Called up for a pair of friendlies on March 2 against Barbados and March 5, 2014, against St. Lucia.

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WILL JOHNSON - M

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MICHAEL HARRINGTON - D

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 DOB: 01/21/87 Birthplace: Toronto, Canada Acquired: Trade with Real Salt Lake, 12/03/12 Last MLS goal: 04/12/14 POR vs. CHV Last MLS assist: 11/07/13 POR vs. SEA (PLAYOFFS)

Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 Birthplace: Greenville, N.C. Acquired: Trade with Sporting KC, 12/03/12 Last MLS goal: 10/05/08 SKC vs. CHI Last MLS assist: 04/05/14 POR vs. SEA

2014: Scored his first goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against Chivas April 12 ... His seventh-minute tally was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for Week 6 ... Was named to the MLS Team of the Week following his Week 6 performance against Chivas USA ... Started each of the first seven matches of the season. 2013: Set new MLS career marks for goals (9), assists (5), points (23) and minutes played (2,520) in his first season in Portland ... Scored a goal in back-to-back playoff games Nov. 7-10 ... Finished tied for second on the team in goal-scoring during the regular season with nine goals ... Voted by fans as the 2013 Timbers Supporters’ Player of the Year ... Voted to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Fan XI as one of league’s top vote-getters by fans ... Started in the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 31 against AS Roma at Sporting Park ... Helped the club finish the regular season with a 450-minute, home shutout streak (Sept. 7-Oct. 19), starting in all five matches ... Scored his ninth goal of the season on a free kick in a 5-0 road win over Chivas USA in the regular-season finale Oct. 26 ... Recorded the first two-goal performance of his MLS career in a 2-2 comeback draw on the road March 30 at Colorado ... Named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 5 by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) ... Became the fifth Timbers MLS player to record mutliple goals in a single game. INTERNATIONAL: Has 31 caps with the Canada National Team since making his senior debut as an 18-year-old on Nov. 16, 2005, in a 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg … Has been a staple in the team’s midfield since 2011 … Amassed seven caps in 2012, appearing in five 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers … Scored in a 3-0 win over Cuba on Oct. 12, 2012, at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario.

2014: Has started all seven of the club’s regular-season matches, playing the full 90 in six of those appearances ... Tallied his first assist of the season with a pass inside the box to Diego Valeri against Seattle April 5. 2013: Started 33 of the club’s 34 matches during the regular season, missing just the June 23 match vs. Colorado due to injury ... Started all four playoff matches ... He led the club with 2,951 minutes played and set new career highs in games and minutes played during the 2013 regular season ... Was one of six Portland players on the fan ballot for the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game ... Featured in 14 of the club’s 15 shutouts during the regular season, and helped the club set an MLS single-season record with 11 home shutouts during the regular season ... Aided in five straight shutouts for the Timbers at home Sept. 7-Oct. 19, against Toronto FC, Colorado, LA Galaxy, Seattle and Real Salt Lake - a 450 minute, home shutout streak. 2012: Started nine of the 11 games he appeared in during the 2012 season with Sporting Kansas City ... Helped Sporting KC allow the fewest goals in MLS (27) during the regular season ... Assisted on the game-winning goal by Kei Kamara in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on May 27 ... Finished the season ranked ninth on Sporting KC’s all-time, regular-season minutes played chart with 11,633, tied for ninth with Josh Wolff in regular-season games started for the club with 128 and eighth in regular-season games played at 149. INTERNATIONAL: Called into training camp with the U.S. Men’s National Team from Jan. 6-Feb. 1, 2014.

DOB: 01/24/86


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014

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DARLINGTON NAGBE - M/F

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STEVE ZAKUANI - M

Height: 5-9 Weight: 165 DOB: 07/19/90 Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia Acquired: Selected in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 01/13/11 Pronunciation: NAG-be Last MLS goal: 11/02/13 POR @ SEA (PLAYOFFS) Last MLS assist: 04/12/14 POR vs. CHV

Height: 6-0 Weight: 160 DOB: 02/09/88 Birthplace: Kipak, Republic of Congo Acquired: Selected in Stage 1 of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Process, 12/12/13 Pronunciation: ZAK-uh-WAH-nee Last MLS goal: 09/22/12 SEA vs. SJ Last MLS assist: 03/16/13 SEA vs. POR

2014: Started each of the first seven matches of the season ... Has started 55 consecutive regular-season games for Portland ... Made his 100th career MLS appearance for Portland on April 5 against Seattle ... Tallied his first assist of the season, setting up Will Johnson’s opener in a 1-1 draw against Chivas April 12. 2013: Was named the Xbox Individual Fair Play award winner ... Set new career highs in goals (9), assists (4), points (22), and minutes (2,848) while become the first MLS Timbers player to start all 34 regular-season games ... Started four playoff games, scoring one goal ... Dating to 2012, he has started 48 consecutive league games for the Timbers ... Is the Timbers MLS career leader in goals (17) and games played (95) ... Was voted the 2013 Timbers Players’ Player of the Year by his teammates for his efforts during the regular season ... Listed at No. 1 on the 2013 “24-Under-24”, MLSsoccer.com’s annual series that lists the top players in MLS under the age of 24. 2012: Finished second on the team in goals scored ... Became the first player in the club’s MLS history to score in three straight matches, Aug. 15 at Toronto FC, Aug. 19 at New York and Aug. 25 vs. Vancouver ... Had a four-game point streak (3g, 1a), the longest by a Timbers player in 2012, from Aug. 15-31 ... Became the youngest player to appear in 50 games for the MLS Timbers on Aug. 15 at 22 years, 27 days. 2011: Appeared in 28 matches (21 starts) as a rookie ... Finished the season with seven points (2 goals, 3 assists) ... His July 2 strike against Sporting KC won the AT&T Goal of the Year award and was his first goal of the season ... Made his MLS debut as a 66th-minute sub in a 1-1 draw at New England on April 2.

2014: Earned his first start for the TImbers, playing 65 minutes on March 22 against Colorado ... Made two consecutive substitute appearances in each of the first two games of the year ... Made his Timbers MLS debut as a second-half substitute on March 8 against Philadelphia ... Deflected shot helped set up game-tying goal in second-half stoppage time against the Union. 2013: Appeared in eight regular-season matches, making six starts ... Logged an assist in a 1-1 draw against Portland on March 16 ... Appeared in three matches during the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League, recording an assist in a 3-1 win vs. Mexican club Tigres UANL on March 12 ... Missed a majority of the season due to injuries. 2012: Overcame a fractured right tibia and fibula during the 2011 season, making his first MLS appearance for Seattle Sounders FC in 14 months on Sept. 7 vs. Colorado ... In his first start of the season Sept. 9, assisted on the go-ahead goal in a 1-1 draw at FC Dallas ... In total, made eight regular-season appearances (4 starts) ... Scored in a 2-1 loss vs. San Jose on Sept. 22 ... Logged 250 minutes over four games (3 starts) in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL), recording one goal and one assist ... Tallied his first career CCL goal Oct. 24 vs. Marathon ... Appeared in three MLS Cup Playoff games, including both matches against the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference Championship. 2011: Played in just six regular-season games for Seattle before suffering a fractured right tibia and fibula at Colorado on April 22.

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DIEGO VALERI - M

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FREDERIC PIQUIONNE - F

Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 DOB: 05/01/86 Birthplace: Valentín Alsina, Argentina Acquired: Contract purchased from Atlético Lanús as a Designated Player, 08/06/13 Last MLS goal: 04/05/14 POR vs. SEA Last MLS assist: 10/26/13 POR @ CHV

Height: 6-2 Weight: 170 DOB: 12/08/78 Birthplace: Nouméa, New Caledonia Acquired: Signed, 02/28/13 Pronunciation: pick-EE-own Last MLS goal: 11/10/13 POR @ RSL (PLAYOFFS) Last MLS assist: 07/27/13 POR @ SJ

2014: Started each of the first seven matches of the season ... Scored a goal in a 4-4 draw with Seattle on April 5 ... Tied for the team lead with 18 shots through six matches ... Attempted six shots in a 1-1 draw against Chicago on March 16. 2013: Named MLS Newcomer of the Year ... Played in 31 games (28 starts) during the regular season and finished as the club’s Golden Boot winner with 10 goals and 13 assists ... His 13 assists on the campaign led MLS ... His 13 assists rank as the second-most in Timbers single-season history, behind only John Bain’s 14 assists in 1980 (NASL) ... Became the first Timbers MLS player to record 10 or more goals and assists in a single season ... Named an MLS All-Star through a vote of MLS players and was selected to the inactive roster ... Scored in three straight matches Sept. 7-20, providing the game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw Sept. 14 at Chivas USA and the game-winner in a 1-0 vitory against Colorado on Sept. 20 ... Matched a Timbers MLS-club record by registering an assist in a fourth straight game on Aug. 21 against Real Salt Lake ... Directly factored in on nine straight goals (2 goals, 7 assists) across all competitions for the Timbers from July 13-Aug. 21 ... Became the fourth player in Timbers MLS history to score in his debut game, tallying a goal March 3 against New York. INTERNATIONAL: Has three caps (all starts) with the Argentina National Team … Earned his first cap March 16, 2011, playing the full 90 of a 4-1 victory in a friendly against Venezuela ... Started and played 90 minutes of a friendly against Ecuador on April 20, 2011, which finished in a 2-2 draw ... Featured in a 4-2 win over Paraguay on May 25, 2011, helping Argentina win the Copa Chaco – a friendly competition.

2014: Played three minutes as a sub on March 29 against FC Dallas ... Made his first appearance of the season, entering as an 86th-minute sub in a 1-1 draw against Chicago on March 16. 2013: Made 21 appearances (7 starts) during the regular season, scoring one goal and five assists ... Tallied 14 substitute appearances this season ... Appeared in two playoff games, making one start and scoring one goal ... Played for Martinique in the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Canada on July 7 ... Tallied his first career MLS goal and the 100th MLS goal in club history in a 3-0 win over Colorado on June 23 ... Earned an assist in a 2-0 win over Tampa Bay in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on June 12 ... Registered the first multi-assist game of his MLS career on June 8 against Chicago ... Scored four goals in 45 minutes in a 5-1 win over Wilmington in the U.S. Open Cup on May 29 ... Named the U.S. Open Cup Player of the Round for the third round ... Earned his first career MLS assist on May 25 at D.C. United ... Made his first career MLS start on May 8 at FC Dallas ... Made his Timbers debut on March 16 against Seattle, entering the match in the 70th minute. 2011-12: Played in 20 league games for West Ham during the Championship season. INTERNATIONAL: Earned his first cap with the France National Team in a friendly against Austria on March 28, 2007 … Made his debut with Martinique in 2002 ... Lived and played soccer in Martinique prior to starting his professional career … Rejoined Martinique for the 2012 Caribbean Cup, helping lead the team to a top-four finish and qualifying for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014

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GASTîN FERNçNDEZ - F

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KALIF ALHASSAN - M

Height: 5-8 Weight: 160 DOB: 10/12/83 Birthplace: Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina Acquired: Signed, 01/15/14 Pronunciation: gast-OWN fer-NAN-dez Last MLS goal: 03/16/14 POR vs. CHI Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Birthplace: Accra, Ghana Acquired: Signed, 12/15/10 Pronunciation: KA-leaf ALL-ha-sahn Last MLS goal: 10/13/13 POR vs. SEA Last MLS assist: 04/05/14 POR vs. SEA

2014: Scored a goal in his first two matches for the Timbers (March 8, March 16), becoming the first MLS Timbers player to record a goal in each of his first two games for the club ... Scored a 79th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Chicago on March 16 ... Became the fifth player to record a goal in his Timbers debut, scoring the game-tying goal in second-half stoppage time of a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia on March 8 ... Has appeared in six games (4 starts). 2013-14: Made one appearance for Estudiantes de la Plata of Argentina’s first division, entering as a halftime sub Dec. 8, 2013 in a loss to Tigre, before signing with the Timbers. 2012-13: Played in 23 league games (18 starts) in his fifth season with Estudiantes. 2011-12: Recorded a second straight 10-goal season with Estudiantes ... Tallied 10 goals over a career-high 34 appearances ... Recorded a two-goal performance in a 3-0 win over Atletico Rafaela on Oct. 16, 2011 ... Notched three goals over the final five matches of the Clausura season, contributing to wins over Banfield (May 19, 2012) and Newell’s Old Boys (June 10, 2012) ... Competed in the 2011 Copa Sudamericana. 2010-11: Was one of the leading goal-scorers for Estudiantes, finishing the season with 10 goals in 25 league appearances ... Was one of the top goal-scorers in Argentina’s Primera División, recording a team-best six goals for Estudiantes during the Apertura tournament as the club won the season title with a first-place finish and a record of 14-2-3 (45pts) ... Played in five matches during the 2011 Copa Libertadores as Estudiantes reached the Round of 16 ... Competed in the 2010 Copa Sudamericana.

2014: Has made three straight starts, April 5-19 ... Played 45 minutes on March 29 against FC Dallas ... Played 17 minutes as a second-half sub in a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia on March 8 ... Became the first MLS Timbers player to appear in each of the team’s four season-opening matches since 2011. 2013: Finished the regular season with career highs in goals (3) and points (9) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Seattle on Oct. 13 ... Appeared as a sub in all four postseason games, registering one assist ... Tallied a Timbers MLS-club record fifth game-winning assist on June 15 against FC Dallas ... Recorded an assist on March 3 against New York, becoming the only Portland player to record at least one point in each of the first three home openers. 2012: Played in 16 matches during the regular season, recording one goal and two assists ... Hampered by multiple injuries during the season ... Assisted on the game-winning goal and scored his first MLS goal in a 3-1 win over Philadelphia in the Timbers’ season opener March 12 at Providence Park; it was the first three-point performance of his MLS career ... Was named the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) Player of the Week for Week 1, becoming the first MLS Timbers player to earn NASR Player of the Week honors. 2011: Named the Timbers’ Young Player of the Year ... Finished second on the team with six assists, including three game-winning assists, in 32 matches ... Became the third player in MLS history, joining LA’s Carlos Hermosillo (1998) and New York’s Jorge Rojas (2008), to record assists in each of his first three home matches and went on to tally five overall in the Timbers’ first five home fixtures.

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SCHILLO TSHUMA - F

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DOB: 10/15/90

JACK JEWSBURY - M

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 DOB: 09/21/92 Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Acquired: Selected in the first round (17th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, 01/16/14 Pronunciation: SHEE-lo CHOO-ma Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 DOB: 04/13/81 Hometown: Springfield, Mo. Acquired: Trade with Sporting Kansas City, 03/01/11 Last MLS goal: 10/21/12 POR @ VAN Last MLS assist: 11/10/13 POR @ RSL (PLAYOFFS)

2014: Currently on loan with Orange County Blues FC of USL PRO ... Was named honorable mention on the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 3 after starting and playing 74 minutes on April 5 in a 2-0 loss against OKC Energy. COLLEGE: Scored six goals and one assist in 25 games (1711 minutes) as a sophomore at the University of Maryland ... Finished the season ranked No. 19 on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s list of the top players in the highly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference ... 2012: Started 21 games and played in all 24, netting 10 goals and two assists ... Received ACC All-Freshman team honors ... Named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team after scoring two goals against Georgetown in College Cup semifinal ... Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s All-Freshman Team... Second-team All-ACC honors ... Named to ACC Championship All-Tournament team.

2014: Started each of the first four matches of the season ... Made his fifth start of the season April 19 at Real Salt Lake. 2013: Started all 26 of his appearances during the regular season, including 21 starts on the backline ... Started all four playoff matches, logging two assists ... Named the Timbers Unsung Hero for the 2013 campaign ... Played in 13 of the club’s 15 shutouts during the regular season, and contributed to the Timbers setting a new MLS singleseason record with 11 shutouts at home ... Helped the club record five straight shutouts at home to end the regular season, starting in four of those games ... Surpassed 20,000 minutes played in his MLS career on June 23 against Colorado at Providence Park ... Earned his first assist of the season on May 25 at D.C. United. 2012: Finished second on the team in games played (32), minutes played (2,765) and tied for third in scoring with 10 points from three goals and four assists ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Oct. 21 at BC Place, giving the club its only road win of the season and clinching the Cascadia Cup - the club’s first as an MLS side ... Was also the first Timbers MLS player to surpass 5,000 minutes-played for the club on Sept. 5 vs. Colorado. 2011: Set career marks in points (22), goals (7) and assists (8) ... Was the only player in MLS in 2011 with multiple four-game points streaks (April 30-May 29 and July 30Aug. 20) ... Became the Timbers’ first MLS All-Star when he played in the AT&T 2011 MLS All-Star Game on July 27 ... Logged two, three-point games in 2011, with one of those performances coming in his 200th MLS match April 17 against FC Dallas ... Voted by his teammates as the Timbers’ 2011 Player’s Player of the Year.


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BEN ZEMANSKI - M

Height: 5-11 Weight: 150 Birthplace: Akron, Ohio Acquired: Trade with Chivas USA, 02/13/13 Last MLS goal: 06/08/13 POR @ CHI Last MLS assist: 06/23/13 POR vs. COL

DOB: 05/12/88

2014: Made his first appearance of the season, entering as an 85th-minute sub April 5 in a 4-4 draw against Seattle. 2013: Finished the regular season tied for the team lead with 16 substitute appearances ... Made 25 appearances (9 starts), recording one goal and two assists in league play ... Appeared as a sub in two playoff games ... Appeared in eight games for the Timbers Reserves, tallying one assist ... Played 90 minutes in back-to-back games from Aug. 17-21 ... Played 66 minutes in a 2-1 loss at San Jose on July 27 ... Logged 63 minutes in a 1-0 exhibition win over Norwich City on July 24 ... Played 45 minutes as a sub on July 20 against Philadelphia ... Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss at Columbus on July 7 ... Started and played 45 minutes in a 1-0 exhibition win over Monarcas Morelia on July 3 ... Earned an assist in a 3-0 win over Colorado on June 23 ... Scored his first MLS goal since July 6, 2011, with a 58th-minute tally in a 2-2 draw against Chicago on June 8 ... Started consecutive matches at right back (March 16-30) ... Earned his first start for the Timbers on March 16 at Seattle ... Made his Portland debut as a halftime substitute March 9 of a 2-1 loss to Montreal ... Assisted on the club’s lone goal by Ryan Johnson in the 80th minute. 2012: Made 22 league appearances with the Chivas USA, including 18 starts… Missed nearly two months due to a knee injury ... Notched two assists, including one on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over the Timbers on July 28. 2011: Appeared in a career-high 28 games for Chivas USA, making 23 starts and logging 2,056 minutes.

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BRYAN GALLEGO - D

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STEVEN EVANS - M

Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 DOB: 09/19/91 Birthplace: Portland, Ore. Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player, 01/08/13 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

2013: Ranked second on the Timbers Reserves with 1,035 minutes played, starting 12 of the team’s 14 games ... Played 45 minutes in a 1-0 exhibition win over Norwich City on July 24 ... Started and played 90 minutes of a 1-0 exhibition win over Monarcas Morelia on July 3 ... Played 14 minutes as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on June 12 ... Registered the game-winning assist for the Timbers Reserves in a 1-0 win against the Seattle Sounders FC Reserves on March 17. 2012: Named the club’s 2012 Timbers U-23s Player of the Year … Played 17 games during the Premier Development League campaign, scoring four goals and logging one assist … Helped lead the Timbers U-23s to a second-place finish in the Northwest Division and to the Western Conference semifinals … Scored two of his four goals in a 4-0 win over the Kitsap Pumas May 24 at Providence Park … Played in the team’s first-ever appearance in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, starting a firstround match against PSA Elite on May 15.

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MICHAEL NANCHOFF - M

Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 DOB: 03/10/93 Birthplace: Kinnelon, N.J. Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player, 01/15/14 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 5-8 Weight: 150 Birthplace: North Royalton, Ohio Acquired: Signed, 02/21/13 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

2013: Played in 10 matches for the Timbers U-23s during the Premier Development League regular season ... As one of the team’s captains, led the team’s defense that recorded a Northwest Division-best six shutouts and allow the fewest goals in the division (12) ... Helped the U-23s to a second-place finish in the division and reach the Western Conference final ... Featured in both of the team’s first- and second-round matches in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. COLLEGE: Played three collegiate seasons at the University of Akron from 2011-13 ... Played in 20 games as junior in 2013, serving as captain on a defense that recorded nine shutouts and allowed one goal or less in 19 games during the season ... Started all 22 games during the 2012 season as a sophomore, helping the Zips generate 16 shutouts, including eight straight ... Scored his lone collegiate goal Aug. 31, 2012, against SIU-Edwardsville ... Was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection ... In total, appeared in 64 games, recording one goal and one assist during his collegiate career.

2014: Made his first appearance of the season, playing 13 minutes as a second-half substitute and registering one shot in a loss at Real Salt Lake April 19. 2013: Spent the second half of the season on loan with Swedish second-division club Jönköpings Södra IF where he recorded two goals and one assists in league play ... Made his regular-season debut, playing eight minutes as a second-half sub on July 7 at Columbus ... Started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 exhibition win over Monarcas Morelia on July 3 ... Recorded a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on June 12 ... Recorded four goals and one assist in MLS Reserve League play. 2012: Appeared in nine games (1 start) for Whitecaps FC during the regular season ... Logged a season-high 59 minutes on July 14, 2012, against Chicago. 2011: Battling injuries during his first MLS season, Nanchoff appeared in five matches for Vancouver as a rookie

DOB: 09/24/88


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JORGE VILLAFA„A - M/D

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TAYLOR PEAY - D

Height: 5-9 Weight: 150 DOB: 09/16/89 Birthplace: Anaheim, Calif. Acquired: Via trade from Chivas USA along with the No. 2 selection in Stage 1 of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Process, 12/12/13 Pronunciation: HOR-hay vee-ya-FAH-nyah Last MLS goal: 05/09/13 CHV vs. RSL Last MLS assist: 07/12/13 CHV @ PHI

Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 DOB: 09/05/91 Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah Acquired: Selected in the second round (No. 26 overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, 01/16/14 Pronunciation: pay Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

2013: Compiled one goal and a career-best four assists over 20 regular-season appearances (15 starts) in his seventh season with Chivas USA .. Recorded assists in three of his first five appearances of the campaign (March 24, March 30, April 27), including one in a 4-1 route of Chicago on the road March 24 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Vancouver on March 30 ... Scored the club’s lone goal in a loss to Real Salt Lake on May 19. 2012: Saw action in 14 regular-season games for Chivas USA ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute by Juan Pablo Angel, helping the club to a 2-1 win against Montreal ... Notched the equalizer in the 69th minute of a 1-1 draw Oct. 7 against FC Dallas ... Played the full 90 in eight of his nine league starts. 2011: Was a regular starter for Chivas USA, playing in 25 games (24 starts), registering a career-high 1,793 minutes ... Notched the initial go-ahead goal in a 3-3 draw on the road against Columbus on May 28 ... Four games later, assisted on a game-tying goal by Justin Braun in an eventual 3-2 road loss to Philadephia on June 25 ... Started and played the full 90 in his 50th MLS appearance Aug. 27 against Real Salt Lake.

2014: Currently on loan with Orange County Blues FC of USL PRO. COLLEGE: Played in all 22 of the Huskies’ games, starting all but one ... scored six goals on the season en route to winning the Pac-12 ... named First Team All-Pac-12 ... key member of the Husky defense that allowed 17 goals ... Named First Team AllPac-12, First Team All-Far West Region... 2012: Started 19 of his 20 games played... Scored one goal on the season, a game-winner on opening weekend against Cal Poly... 2011: Played in 11 games, making six starts ... was part of the defense that didn’t allow a shot against Loyola Chicago (Sept. 2) in the Portland/Nike Invitational ... helped the team record nine shutouts... 2010: Was one of two freshmen to play in all 17 games ... made 10 starts on the year ... made his first career start as a Husky on Sept. 3 vs. Evansville in Portland, Ore. ... scored his first career collegiate goal in the 4-1 upset at No. 15 Portland on Sept. 18 ... took four total shots on the season ... recorded his first career assist at San Diego State on Oct. 13.

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DIEGO CHARA - M

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RODNEY WALLACE - M

Height: 5-8 Weight: 150 DOB: 04/05/86 Birthplace: Cali, Colombia Acquired: Signed, 04/13/11 Pronunciation: dee-EH-goh char-ah Last MLS goal: 04/05/14 POR vs. SEA Last MLS assist: 11/02/13 POR @ SEA (PLAYOFFS)

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 DOB: 06/17/88 Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica Acquired: Trade with D.C. United, 11/24/10 Last MLS goal: 10/26/13 POR @ CHV Last MLS assist: 11/07/13 POR vs. SEA (PLAYOFFS)

2014: Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first seven matches of the season ... Tallied the first two-goal performance of his MLS career April 5 in a 4-4 draw against Seattle, which was also his 28th birthday ... His 55th-minute strike was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for Week 5. 2013: Started all 31 of his appearances during the regular season ... Started all four playoff matches, recording one assist ... Recorded three assists and set a new career high in minutes (2,737) ... Tallied the game-winning assist on April 27 in a 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City ... Registered his second assist of the season on the first of two Ryan Johnson goals (55th minute) in a 2-0 win over Houston on April 6 at Providence Park ... Assisted on Ryan Johnson’s 80th-minute goal against Montreal on March 9, recording his fifth-career MLS assist and his first since Oct. 2, 2011. 2012: Started all 28 of his regular-season apearances and logged an MLS-career high 2,473 minutes ... Was named the Players’ Player of the Year and the Supporters’ Player of the Year. 2011: Became the first Designated Player in Timbers MLS history on April 13 ... Made his club debut as a second-half sub April 23 at LA Galaxy ... Recorded his first MLS goal in a 2-1 win over Vancouver, scoring the quickest goal in Timbers MLS history in just the second minute of play ... Recorded the game-winning assist in the first MLS match at BC Place on Oct. 2. INTERNATIONAL: Joined the Colombian National Team for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Oct. 11, 2011, and played the final 21 minutes in a 2-1 win ... Made his senior debut on Nov. 17, 2010, starting a friendly against Peru in Bogota.

2014: Currently recovering from offseason ACL surgery. 2013: Logged new career highs in goals (7), assists (6) and points (20) during the regular season ... Started in 21 of his 27 matches during the regular season ... Led the team with three game-winning goals during the regular season ... Started all four playoff matches ... His six assists were second-most on the team ... Was named an MLS All-Star through a vote of the players and selected to the inactive roster for the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game ... Tallied his career-best seventh goal of the season as part of a 5-0 road win over Chivas USA on Oct. 26 ... Was called up by the Costa Rica National Team for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Oct. 11-15 against Honduras and Mexico ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 20 at Providence Park - his sixth assist and second game-winning assist of the season ... He logged four of his six assists on the campaign in games against the Rapids ... Named to Costa Rica’s 23-player roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Became the second player to appear in all three MLS home openers in the club’s history entering as a sub on March 3 against New York. INTERNATIONAL: Appeared in five matches as Costa Rica earned the gold medal at the 2013 Copa Centroamericana in January ... Scored the game-winning goal against El Salvador in the semifinals Jan. 25 ... Made two appearances during the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Featured in three 2014 FIFA World Cup third-round qualifying matches ... Made debut, scoring the game-winning goal for Costa Rica in a 1-0 win over the United States on Sept. 2, 2011 ... Has 16 total caps for Costa Rica.


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NORBERTO PAPARATTO - D

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AARON LONG - M

Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 DOB: 01/03/84 Birthplace: Adrogué, Buenos Aires, Argentina Acquired: Signed, 01/15/14 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 6-1 Weight: 173 DOB: 10/12/92 Birthplace: Oak Hills, Calif. Acquired: Selected in the second round (No. 36 overall) at the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, 01/16/14 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

2014: Started and played 90 minutes in four of the team’s first seven matches ... Made his MLS and Timbers debut on March 8 against Philadelphia ... Recorded one shot against the Union.

2014: Appeared in two matches (1 start) while on loan with USL PRO co-affiliate Sacramento Republic FC ... Saw time against LA Galaxy II (March 29) and Orange County Blues FC (April 12). COLLEGE: Named to the All-Big West First Team for UC-Riverside ... Led the Highlanders with six goals and 13 points ... Scored the game-winning goal in UC Riverside’s 4-3, double overtime victory at UNLV on September 9 ... Named Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on September 10 ... 2011: Was one of three Highlanders to start at least 18 matches on the season, and one of five to play in all 19 matches on the year ... Both of his goals on the season were game-winners: in a 3-0 win over Sacramento State on September 1 and in a 3-1 victory vs. No. 7 UC Santa Barbara on September 28 ... His lone assist of the season came on Cesar Diaz Pizarro’s gamewinning goal in UCR’s 1-0 win over Saint Mary’s on September 11 ... 2010: Saw his first action and earned his first start as a member of the Highlanders in a 3-2 loss at San Jose State on September 1 ... Scored the first goals of his career , including the game-winner, in a 5-0 win over Alabama A&M on September 4 ... Recorded the first assist of his career on a Cesar Diaz goal in UCR’s 1-0 win over Biola on September 13 ... Was one of just three Highlanders to play in all 17 matches ... His 14 starts were tied for fifth most on the team.

Paparatto, 30, has played the last seven seasons in Argentina’s first division with Club Atlético Tigre, making more than 100 appearances and scoring one goal in league play. He helped guide Tigre to three of its best seasons in club history in the Primera División, including a tie for first place following the 2008 Apertura tournament. Paparatto aided in Tigre making its first appearances in international competition, twice playing in the Copa Sudamericana and earning a berth in the 2013 Copa Libertadores. The Adrogué, Argentina, native was named Tigre’s captain ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, starting all 17 of his league appearances and contributing to six shutouts in the Inicial season.

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GEORGE FOCHIVE - M

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RAUWSHAN MCKENZIE - D

Height: 5-9 Weight: 172 DOB: 03/24/92 Birthplace: Washington, D.C. Acquired: Selected in the third round (No. 39 overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, 01/21/14 Pronunciation: fo-SHEE-vay Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Birthplace: Hartford, Conn. Acquired: Signed, 05/22/13 Pronunciation: rah-shawn Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: 05/23/12 CHV @ NY

2014: Currently on loan to USL PRO co-affiliate Sacramento Republic FC. COLLEGE: Played two seasons at UConn after transferring from Division 2 Hawaii Pacific University ... 2013: Started all 23 matches (2 goals, 1 assist) ... 2012: Started all 22 matches he played in for Huskies ... 2011: Started all 16 matches for Hawaii Pacific University (1 goal, 3 assists) and earned First Team All-PacWest honors .... 2010: Registered 4 goals and 2 assists in 11 matches (10 starts) as a freshman at HPU.

2014: Currently on loan to USL PRO side Orange County Blues FC. 2013: Registered his first Timbers MLS start on Aug. 30 against Real Salt Lake, paying 90 minutes ... Started 10 of 14 games for the Timbers Reserves, logging one goal during the season ... Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 exhibition win over Norwich City on July 24 ... Played 90 minutes of a 1-0 exhibition win over Monarcas Morelia on July 3 ... Signed with the Timbers on May 22, 2013. 2012: Appeared in 20 matches, including 19 starts, for Chivas USA ... Logged 1,732 minutes during the season ... Registered career highs in shots (5), shots on goal (2) ... Earned his first career MLS assist and point on May 23, 2012, in a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls ... Assisted on forward Juan Pablo Ángel’s opening goal in the 47th minute. 2011: Started each of his two appearances for Real Salt Lake in 2011, playing 90 minutes at New England (April 9) and at D.C. United (Sept. 24). 2010: Appeared in four regular-season games for Real Salt Lake, including two starts, logging 224 minutes ... Started two matches during the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League group stage, both against Mexican club Cruz Azul (Aug. 25, 2010; Oct. 19, 2010). 2009: Played five games (all starts) for the Kansas City Wizards ... Made his professional debut on July 4, 2009, playing 90 minutes against the Houston Dynamo. 2008: Drafted in the fourth round (53rd overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards.

DOB: 11/19/86


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ANDREW WEBER - GK

Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Birthplace: Austin, Texas Acquired: Signed, 01/10/14 Pronunciation: WEB-er Last MLS win: 07/28/13 SEA vs. CHV Last MLS shutout: n/a

DOB: 08/09/83

2014: Stopped four shots in a 4-4 draw April 5 against Seattle, his second straight start ... Made two saves in his first career start for the Timbers in a 2-1 loss March 29 against FC Dallas ... His 28th-minute save against FC Dallas forward Blas Pérez was nominated for MLS Save of the Week for Week 4 ... Made his Timbers debut, playing 18 minutes after starter Donovan Ricketts was issued a red card ... Was an unused sub in each of the team’s first two matches of the season. 2013: Made three MLS appearances (2 starts) while on loan with Seattle Sounders FC ... Posted a 1-1-1 record in those appearances, recording five saves and a 1.20 goals-against average ... Joined Seattle on July 11 and played in three straight matches July 13-28 ... Played in two games for the Sounders FC Reserves in the MLS Reserve League ... Played a majority of the season with Phoenix FC Wolves of USL PRO, starting 14 league games and recording three shutouts for the club in its inaugural season. 2012: Started three MLS matches for Seattle Sounders FC ... Featured in three straight matches during the regular season June 20-30, earning a 0-1-1 record ... Played in one game during Seattle’s run in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recording four saves in a shutout in a 1-0 victory against San Jose in the quarterfinal June 26 ... Made his second career CONCACAF Champions League appearance during the 2012-13 tournament, starting and making three saves in a 3-1 victory Aug. 2 against Caledonia ... Played in five games for Seattle across all competition, compiling a 2-1-1 record and a 1.11 goals-against average ... Additionally, played in three games for the Sounders FC Reserves in the MLS Reserve League.

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PA MODOU KAH - D

Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Birthplace: Banjul, The Gambia Acquired: Signed, 05/03/13 Pronunciation: paw KAW Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 07/30/80

2014: Started and played 90 minutes in five straight matches ... Missed match against Chicago on March 16 with hamstring injury ... Started the season-opener against Philadelphia on March 8, but left the match with an injury in the 34th minute. 2013: Started each of his 20 appearances for the club during the regular season and each of his four MLS Cup Playoff appearances ... Helped the club record shutouts in 11 of his 20 games played ... Contributed to the Timbers setting a new MLS singleseason record with 11 home shutouts during the season ... The club’s 15 shutouts overall during the regular season are tied for the second-most in MLS history in a single season ... Started all five matches of the club’s 450-minute, home shutout streak Sept. 7-Oct. 19 to end the regular season ... ... Missed match against the LA Galaxy on July 13 after receiving a straight red card in the 11th minute of a 1-0 loss at Columbus on July 7 ... Started and played 83 minutes in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals win over FC Dallas on June 26 ... Made his Timbers and MLS debut, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 2-0 shutout against D.C. United on May 25 ... Made his Timbers Reserves debut, starting and playing 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves on May 19.

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MAXIMILIANO URRUTI - F

Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 DOB: 02/22/91 Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina Acquired: Trade with Toronto FC, 09/07/13 Pronunciation: Max-a-mill-ee-ano Urr-oo-tee Last MLS goal: 04/05/14 POR vs. SEA Last MLS assist: n/a

2014: Scored his first goal of the season in a 4-4 draw April 5 against Seattle ... his 57th-minute strike was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for Week 5 ... Started, played 90 minutes and forced an FC Dallas own goal March 29 in a 2-1 loss at Toyota Stadium. 2013: Registered one goal in five appearances during the regular season after joining the club on Sept. 7 in a trade with Toronto FC ... Made two substitute appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs ... Missed the last two regular-season matches with a hamstring strain ... Tallied his first career MLS goal, the game-winner in a 1-0 victory against the LA Galaxy on Sept. 29 ... Started four straight games Sept. 20-Oct. 13 ... Recorded his first start for the Timbers, playing 61 minutes in a 1-0 win over Colorado on Sept. 20 ... Made his Timbers debut on Sept. 14 at Chivas USA, entering the match as a 72nd-minute substitute in a 1-1 draw ... Played 72 minutes for the Timbers Reserves on Sept. 15 at the Chivas USA Reserves ... Acquired by the Timbers on Sept. 7, 2013, in a trade with Toronto FC in exchange for forward Bright Dike, a first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money ... Appeared in two matches, logging 37 minutes, for Toronto FC after joining the club on Aug. 16, 2013. 2012-13: Scored five goals in 28 matches for Newell’s Old Boys, helping the club win Argentina’s Primera Division Torneo Final championship ... Appeared in six games during the 2013 Copa Libertadores, helping the club reach the semifinals of the presitgious South American tournament. 2011-12: Made 24 starts, recording seven goals, for Newell’s Old Boys

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JAKE GLEESON - GK

Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand Acquired: Signed, 02/17/11 Pronunciation: GLEE-son Last MLS win: 04/17/11 POR vs. FCD Last MLS shutout: n/a

DOB: 06/26/90

2014: Currently on loan with USL PRO co-affiliate Sacramento Republic FC ... Named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 2 after making five saves in a seasonopening 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy II. 2013: Did not make a regular-season appearance for the first team ... Appeared in nine games (6 starts) for the Timbers Reserves this season, logging 675 minutes in goal ... Made two saves in a 1-0 exhibition win over Norwich City on July 24. 2012: Played in three matches (2 starts) with the Timbers Reserves in the MLS Reserve League ... Did not make an MLS appearance during the regular season ... Made his season debut Aug. 26 for the Timbers Reserves against the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves. 2011: Made his professional debut with the Timbers in the second half of a 2-0 loss at Toronto FC on March 26 ... Earned his first start and win in the Timbers home opener at JELD-WEN Field, a 4-2 win over Chicago (April 14) ... Recorded back-toback wins against Chicago (April 14) and FC Dallas (April 17) ... Was named the Timbers/MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year ... Registered a perfect 5-0-0 record in MLS Reserve League action, seeing time in six matches during the Timbers Reserves’ seven-match unbeaten streak to finish the season ... Finished his rookie season with a record of 7-0-1 in MLS competitions. INTERNATIONAL: Helped the New Zealand U-23 National Team qualify for the London 2012 Olympics ... Earned his first senior cap with New Zealand on June 5, 2011, coming on as a 77th minute sub in a friendly against Australia in Adelaide, Australia.


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014

98

FUTTY DANSO - D

Height: 6-3 Weight: 185 DOB: 04/27/83 Birthplace: Serekunda, The Gambia Acquired: Signed, 12/15/10 Pronunciation: FOOT-ee DAN-sue Last MLS goal: 11/07/13 POR vs. SEA (PLAYOFFS) Last MLS assist: 10/26/13 POR @ CHV

2014: Has appeared in five games (4 starts) this season ... Played 90 minutes in back-to-back games, April 12-19 ... Made his first start of the season, playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Chicago on March 16. 2013: Started 15 of his 16 appearances during the regular season ... Started each of the last six games of the regular season, contributing to five shutouts in that span ... Started all four playoff games, scoring one goal ... Featured in all five games of the club’s 450-minute home shutout streak Sept. 7-Oct. 19 ... Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy on July 13 ... Scored the game-winning goal on a 40th-minute penalty kick in a 1-0 exhibition win over Monarcas Morelia on July 3, wore the captain’s armband in the match ... Aided in home shutouts on April 14 (San Jose), May 2 (New England), May 12 (Chivas USA) and June 15 (FC Dallas) ... Scored on a header in a 5-1 win over the Wilmington Hammerheads on May 29 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup ... Made his season debut April 14, starting in a 1-0 win over San Jose at Providence Park. 2012: Started nine of his 10 appearances during the regular season. 2011: Made his MLS debut April 14 in the Timbers’ home opener against Chicago ... Scored a career-high three goals ... Committed seven fouls in 24 matches, which ranked among the fewest by a MLS defender in 2011 with at least 1,500 minutes played ... Had a MLS-best streak of 604 minutes without committing a foul. INTERNATIONAL: Made his senior international debut for The Gambia on March 29, 2011, in a friendly against Equatorial Guinea ... Scored his first international goal against Burkina Faso in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Oct. 8.


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 GAME-BY-GAME BOX SCORES TIMBERS 1 vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION 1 March 8, 2014 • Providence Park (Portland, Ore) • Att: 20,814

TIMBERS 1 vs. CHICAGO FIRE 1 March 16, 2014 • Providence Park (Portland, Ore) • Att: 20,814

TIMBERS 0 at COLORADO RAPIDS 2 March 22, 2014 • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colo.) • Att: 15,135

SCORING POR - Fernández 90+4 • PHI - McInerney (Edu, Maidana), 64

SCORING POR - Fernández 79 • CHI - Larentowicz (penalty kick), 19

SCORING POR - None • COL - Sánchez (penalty kick), 73, Brown 75

STATS

STATS

STATS

POR PHI

Shots Saves 15 4 10 1

Fouls Offsides 18 2 16 4

Corners 7 6

POR CHI

Shots Saves 21 3 14 6

Fouls Offsides 16 5 21 0

Corners 5 8

POR COL

Shots Saves 7 5 13 3

Fouls Offsides 9 8 14 1

Corners 2 8

LINEUP POR: GK Ricketts, D Jewsbury (Zakuani, 85), D Paparatto, D Kah (Danso, 34), D Harrington, M Chara, M Valeri, M Johnson ©, F Nagbe, F Fernández, F Urruti (Alhassan, 73)

LINEUP POR: GK Ricketts, D Jewsbury, D Paparatto, D Danso, D Harrington, M Chara, M Valeri (Piquionne, 86), M Johnson ©, F Nagbe, F Urruti (Zakuani, 61), F Fernández

LINEUP POR: GK Ricketts, D Jewsbury (Powell, 79), D Danso, D Kah, D Harrington, M Johnson ©, M Chara, M Valeri (Weber, 72), F Nagbe, F Fernández, F Zakuani (Urruti, 65)

Subs not used: GK Weber, M Nanchoff, M Zemanski, F Piquionne

Subs not used: GK Weber, D McKenzie, D Powell, M Nanchoff, M Zemanski

Subs not used: D McKenzie, M Nanchoff, M Zemanski, F Piquionne

Referee: Ioannis Stavridis Time of Game: 1:51 Weather: Rain, 50 degrees

Referee: Marcos de Oliveira Time of Game: 1:55 Weather: Cloudy, 61 degrees

Referee: Mark Geiger Time of Game: 1:52 Weather: Snow, 30 degrees

TIMBERS 1 at FC DALLAS 2 March 29, 2014 • Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas) • Att: 16,045

TIMBERS 4 vs. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 4 April 5, 2014 • Providence Park (Portland, 0re.) • Att: 20,814

TIMBERS 1 vs. CHIVAS USA 1 April 12, 2014 • Providence Park (Portland, 0re.) • Att: 20,814

SCORING POR - Chara 9, Valeri (Harrington) 14, Chara (Alhassan) 55, Urruti 57 • SEA - Cooper (Anibaba, Pineda) 3, Dempsey (Martins, Alonso) 24, Dempsey (Martins, Neagle) 85, Dempsey (penalty kick) 87

SCORING POR - Johnson (Nagbe) 7 • CHV - Torres (Barrera, JeanBaptiste) 79

STATS

POR CHV

SCORING POR - Own goal (Matt Hedges) 66 • FCD - Perez (Acosta, Benitez) 45, Diaz 84

STATS

STATS POR FCD

Shots Saves 15 2 9 3

Fouls Offsides 13 1 19 2

Corners 2 0

LINEUP POR: GK Weber, D Jewsbury (Piquionne, 87), D Paparatto, D Kah, D Harrington, M Chara, M Valeri, M Johnson ©, F Nagbe (Powell, 45), F Urruti, F Fernández (Alhassan, 62) Subs not used: GK Withrow, D Danso, M Nanchoff, M Zemanski

Fouls Offsides 21 1 17 3

Corners 6 5

LINEUP POR: GK Weber, D Powell, D Kah, D Paparatto, D Jewsbury, M Johnson © (Zakuani, 89), M Valeri, M Chara, F Alhassan, F Urruti (Piquionne, 84), F Nagbe (Zemanski, 85)

Referee: Hilario Grajeda Time of Game: 1:53; Weather: Cloudy, 52 degrees

TIMBERS 0 at REAL SALT LAKE 1 April 19, 2014 • Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, Utah) • Att: 20,496 SCORING POR - None • RSL - Grabavoy (Velasquez) 78

STATS Shots Saves 9 2 12 4

Shots Saves 19 4 22 1

Subs not used: GK Gleeson, D Danso, D Jewsbury, F Fernández

Referee: Sorin Stoica Time of Game: 1:56 Weather: Clear, 70 degrees

POR RSL

POR SEA

Fouls Offsides 11 1 18 0

Corners 7 5

LINEUP POR: GK Ricketts, D Jewsbury (Powell, 83), D Danso, D Kah, D Harrington, M Johnson ©, M Valeri (Fernández, 61), M Chara, F Alhassan (Nanchoff, 77), F Urruti, F Nagbe Subs not used: GK Weber, D Paparatto, M Zemanski, F Villafaña Referee: Drew Fischer Time of Game: 1:50 Weather: Partly Cloudy, 70 degrees

Shots Saves 8 1 13 2

Fouls Offsides 12 6 16 0

Corners 2 10

LINEUP POR: GK Ricketts, D Powell, D Danso, D Kah, D Harrington, M Johnson ©, M Valeri, M Chara, F Alhassan (Fernández, 62), F Urruti, F Nagbe Subs not used: GK Weber, D Jewsbury, D Paparatto, M Nanchoff, M Zemanski, F Piquionne Referee: Baldomero Toledo Time of Game: 1:53 Weather: Partly Cloudy, 63 degrees


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 REGULAR-SEASON STATISTICS NO 21 10 4 8 37 6 5 11 44 13 98 23 2 7 9 17 14

POS M F M M F M/F D M D D D D D M F M M

PLAYER Diego Chara Gast贸n Fern谩ndez Will Johnson Diego Valeri Maximiliano Urruti Darlington Nagbe Michael Harrington Kalif Alhassan Pa Modou Kah Jack Jewsbury Futty Danso Norberto Paparatto Alvas Powell Steve Zakuani Frederic Piquionne Michael Nanchoff Ben Zemanski Own goals received Timbers Opponents

NO 1 33

POS GK GK

GP 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 5 4 5 4 3 1 1

GS 7 4 7 7 6 7 7 3 6 5 4 4 2 1 0 0 0

7 7

GOALKEEPER GP Donovan Ricketts 5 Andrew Weber 3 Own goals committed Timbers Opponents

GS 5 2

7 7

MIN 630 389 629 579 513 580 579 274 484 424 416 360 153 100 13 13 5

G 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

A 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P 4 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SH 2 6 18 19 17 6 2 6 2 2 2 4 3 3 1 1 0

SOG 2 4 4 8 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0

CK 0 9 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

OFF 0 4 1 1 13 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

FC 26 4 9 5 10 2 7 2 8 5 5 5 8 0 1 0 1

FS 14 11 12 10 12 27 4 7 3 7 1 4 2 2 0 0 0

C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

630 630

8 12

3 13

19 37

94 93

28 34

31 42

24 10

100 121

121 100

13 17

1 2

MIN 431 198

SH 18 16

SV 13 8

GA GAA 4 0.84 8 3.64 0

SHO 0 0

PG 1 2

PA 1 3

W 0 0

L 1 2

T 3 1

630 630

34 28

21 20

12 1.71 8 1.14

0 2

3 0

4 0

0 3

3 0

4 4

TIMBERS TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Timbers Opponents

1 3 4

2 5 8

T 8 12

SHOTS Timbers Opponents

1 40 40

2 54 53

T 94 93

SOG Timbers Opponents

1 11 14

2 17 20

T 28 34

FOULS COM. Timbers Opponents

1 54 53

2 46 68

T 100 121

CORNERS Timbers Opponents

1 15 20

2 16 22

T 31 42

OFFSIDES Timbers Opponents

1 16 4

2 8 6

T 24 10

YELLOW CARDS 1 Timbers 5 Opponents 7

2 8 10

T 13 17

RED CARDS Timbers Opponents

1 0 0

2 1 2

T 1 2


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 TIMBERS GAME-BY-GAME Timbers GP MIN G March 8 vs. Philadelphia 1 90 1 March 16 vs. Chicago 1 90 1 March 22 at Colorado 1 90 0 March 29 at FC Dallas 1 90 1 April 5 vs. Seattle 1 90 4 April 12 vs. Chivas USA 1 90 1 April 19 at Real Salt Lake 1 90 0

A 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

P SH SOG CK OFF 2 15 2 7 2 2 21 7 5 5 0 7 3 2 8 2 15 3 2 1 10 19 6 6 1 3 8 3 2 6 0 9 4 7 1

Totals

3

19

7

630

8

94

28

31

Timbers GP MIN SH SV GA GAA SHO PG March 8 vs. Philadelphia 1 90 6 4 1 1.00 March 16 vs. Chicago 1 90 4 3 1 1.00 1 March 22 at Colorado 1 90 7 5 2 2.00 1 March 29 at FC Dallas 1 90 4 2 2 2.00 April 5 vs. Seattle 1 90 8 4 4 4.00 1 April 12 vs. Chivas USA 1 90 2 1 1 1.00 April 19 at Real Salt Lake 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 Totals

7

630 34 21

12 1.71

0

3

FS 16 21 14 19 17 16 18

C 1 1 1 3 4 2 1

E

24 100 121

13

1

PA

FC 18 16 9 13 21 12 11

W

1 2

L

T 1 1

1 1

1

1 1 1

4

0

3

4

1

Opponents Philadelphia Chicago Colorado FC Dallas Seattle Chivas USA Real Salt Lake Totals

Opponents Philadelphia Chicago Colorado FC Dallas Seattle Chivas USA Real Salt Lake Totals

GP MIN G 1 90 1 1 90 1 1 90 2 1 90 2 1 90 4 1 90 1 1 90 1 7

630 12

A 2 0 0 2 6 2 1 13

P SH SOG CK OFF 4 10 6 6 4 2 14 4 8 0 4 13 7 8 1 6 9 4 0 2 14 22 8 5 3 4 13 2 10 0 3 12 3 5 0 37

93

34

42

GP MIN SH SV GA GAA SHO PG 1 90 2 1 1 1.00 1 90 7 6 1 1.00 1 90 3 3 0.00 1 1 90 3 3 1 1.00 1 90 6 1 4 4.00 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 1 90 4 4 0 0.00 1 7

630 28 20

8 1.14

2

0

FS 18 16 9 13 21 12 11

C 3 4 2 3 3 2

E

10 121 100

17

2

PA

FC 16 21 14 19 17 16 18

W

L

1 1

T 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 0

3

0

4

* - all stats MLS play only


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 TIMBERS GOAL CHART PENALTY KICKS None

GOAL SCORERS 21 10 4 37 8 OG

Chara Fernández Johnson Urruti Valeri Own Goal

2 2 1 1 1 1

21

R

21

R

R

4

Total

R

OG

37

8

KEY Right foot (5) Left foot (1) Header (1) Body (0) Free kick (0) Penalty kick (0)

R L H B F P

H

1010

PENALTY KICKS

L

MIN

OPP

PLAYER

GOALKEEPER RESULT

HOME (4 games) Minute 0-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 TOTAL Timbers 3 0 0 2 0 2 7 Opponents 1 2 0 0 1 3 7

MIN 19 73 75 87

OPP CHI COL COL SEA

PLAYER Larentowicz Sánchez Brown Dempsey

GOALKEEPER RESULT Ricketts Goal Weber Goal Weber Save Weber Goal

ROAD (3 games) Minute 0-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 TOTAL Timbers 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Opponents 0 0 1 0 2 2 5

AGAINST: DATE 3/16 3/22 3/22 4/5

8

SCORING BREAKDOWN

FOR: DATE

R

MISCELLANEOUS STATS INDIVIDUAL Braces: Hat tricks: Quickest goal: Quickest road goal: Latest game-winning goal: Substitue goals: Substitute assists: Goal on home debut:

8x (last: Chara, April 5, 2014 vs. Seattle) n/a 2’, Chara, Aug. 20, 2011 vs. Vancouver 8’, Dike, Aug. 19, 2012 at New York 90+4’, Jean-Baptiste, July 13, 2013 vs. LA Galaxy 12x (last: Valeri, Sept. 14, 2013 at Chivas USA) 5x (last: Valeri, Sept. 7, 2013 vs. Toronto FC) 8x (last: Fernández, March 8 vs. Philadelphia)

Braces against: 9x (last: Myers, April 27, 2013 at Sporting KC) Hat tricks against: 1, Saborio, July 7, 2012 at RSL Quickest goal against: 0:28, Séne, March 24, 2012 at New England Quickest goal against at Providence Park: 3’, Cooper, April 5, 2014 vs. Seattle Latest game-winning goal against 93’, Beckerman, March 31, 2012 vs. RSL Substitute goals against: 16x (last: Grossman, Aug. 21, 2013 vs. Real Salt Lake) Substitute assists against: 17x (last: Velasquez, April 19, 2014 at Real Salt Lake) Goal on debut vs. Timbers: 8x (last: Sanchez, March 22 at Colorado)

TEAM Longest overall win streak: 2 games, 6x (last: Sept. 20-Oct. 6, 2013) Longest home win streak: 5 games, April 14-May 21, 2011 Longest road win streak: 1 game, 4x (last: April 27, 2013 at Sporting KC) Longest overall unbeaten streak: 15 games, March 16-June 23, 2013 Longest home unbeaten streak 19 games, (last: April 6, 2013-present) Longest road unbeaten streak: 11 games, Oct. 21, 2012-June 23, 2013 Longest overall winless streak: 8 games, July 7-Aug. 19, 2012 Longest home winless streak: 6 games - May 29-June 30, 2011 Longest road winless streak: 16 games - March 17-Sept. 21, 2012 Largest margin of victory: 5 goals, Oct. 26, 2013 at Chivas USA Largest margin of defeat: 5 goals (last: July 21, 2012 at FC Dallas) Largest margin overcome: 2 goals, 2x (last: March 30 at Colorado, T 2-2) Most goals scored: 5 goals, Oct. 26, 2013 at Chivas USA, W 5-0 Most goals against: 5 goals, 2x (last: July 21, 2012 at FC Dallas) Most goals in a half: 3 goals, 4x (last: Oct. 26, 2013 at Chivas USA) Most goals against in a half: 4 goals (July 14, 2012 vs. LA Galaxy)

* - all stats MLS play only


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 2014 TIMBERS STARTS BY POSITION

Left Forward 10 - Gastón Fernández (3) 6 - Darlington Nagbe (3) 7 - Steve Zakuani (1)

Center Forward 37 - Maximiliano Urruti (6) 10 - Gastón Fernández (1)

Right Forward 6 - Darlington Nagbe (4) 11 - Kalif Alhassan (3)

Center Midfield 8 - Diego Valeri (7) Right Midfield 21 - Diego Chara (4) 4 - Will Johnson (3)

Left Midfield 4 - Will Johnson (4) 21 - Diego Chara (3)

Left Back 5 - Michael Harrington (7)

Left Center Back 44 - Pa Modou Kah (5) 98 - Futty Danso (1) 23 - Norberto Paparatto (1)

Right Center Back 98 - Futty Danso (3) 23 - Norberto Paparatto (3) 44 - Pa Modou Kah (1)

Goalkeeper 1 - Donovan Ricketts (5) 33 - Andrew Weber (2)

SUBSTITUTE APPEARANCES Frederic Piquionne - 3 Alvas Powell - 3 Steve Zakuani - 3 Kalif Alhassan - 2 Gastón Fernández - 1 Futty Danso - 1 Michael Nanchoff - 1 Maximiliano Urruti - 1 Andrew Weber - 1 Ben Zemanski - 1

* - all stats MLS play only

2014 SAVE OF THE WEEK AWARDS WEEK 1 2 4 5

PLAYER Donovan Ricketts Donovan Ricketts Andrew Weber Andrew Weber

NOMINATED/WON Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated

2014 GOAL OF THE WEEK AWARDS

MLS TEAM OF THE WEEK WEEK 5 6

Right Back 13 - Jack Jewsbury (5) 2 - Alvas Powell (2)

PLAYER M Diego Chara M Will Johnson

REASON 2G 1G

Honorable Mention: M/F Darlington Nagbe (Week 5)

WEEK 5 5 5 6

PLAYER Diego Chara Diego Valeri Maximiliano Urruti Will Johnson

NOMINATED/WON Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 TRANSACTIONS JAN. 22, 2013 Select goalkeeper David Meves (first round) and forward Chris Hegngi (second round) in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. JAN. 31, 2013 Club and forward Kris Boyd come to a mutual agreement to terminate the player’s contract. FEB. 6, 2013 Signed 2013 SuperDraft pick Dylan Tucker-Gangnes. FEB. 11, 2013 Acquired allocation money from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for midfielder Eric Alexander. FEB. 13, 2013 Acquired midfielder Ben Zemanski from Chivas USA in exchange for allocation money and right of first refusal to Jonathan Bornstein. Acquired first right of refusal for midfielder Michael Nanchoff from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2015 MLS Supplemental Draft. FEB. 20, 2013 Signed defender Mikael Silvestre. FEB. 21, 2013 Signed midfielder Michael Nanchoff. Acquired the natural second-round picks in the 2014 and 2015 MLS SuperDrafts of Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for the first right of refusal for midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker. FEB. 28, 2013 Acquired a first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado in exchange for forward Danny Mwanga. Signed forward Frederic Piquionne. MAY 3, 2013 Signed defender Pa Modou Kah.

TRANSACTIONS DEC. 9, 2013 Club exercised contract options for nine players: midfielders Will Johnson, Michael Nanchoff, Rodney Wallace and Ben Zemanski; defenders Futty Danso, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Pa Modou Kah and Rauwshan McKenzie; and goalkeeper Jake Gleeson. Club declined the 2014 contract options on defenders David Horst and Ryan Miller. Waived defender Dylan Tucker-Gangnes and forward Brent Richards. DEC. 12, 2013 Acquired midfielder/defender Jorge Villafaña, No. 2 selection in Stage 1 of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Process from Chivas USA in exchange for defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste and the No. 17 selection in Stage 1 of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Process. Selected midfielder Steve Zakuani with the No. 2 pick in Stage 1 of the MLS Re-Entry Process. DEC. 13, 2013 Acquired allocation money from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for midfielder Sal Zizzo. DEC. 17, 2013 Acquired fourth-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft from Houston in exchange for the rights to defender David Horst. JAN. 7, 2014 Re-signed forward Frederic Piquionne. JAN. 10, 2014 Signed goalkeeper Andrew Weber, announced that forward Sebastián Rincón will not return for the 2014 season. JAN. 15, 2014 Signed forward Gastón Fernández. Signed defender Norberto Paparatto. Loaned forward Jose Valencia to Club Olimpo Bahia Blanca (Argentina).

MAY 15, 2013 Club and defender Hanyer Mosquera come to a mutual agreement to terminate the player’s contract. MAY 22, 2013 Signed defender Rauwshan McKenzie. JUNE 28, 2013 Acquired defender Alvas Powell on loan from Portmore United (Jamaica).

Signed defender Bryan Gallego as a Homegrown player. JAN. 16, 2014 Selected forward Schillo Tshuma (No. 17 overall), defender Taylor Peay (No. 26) and midfielder Aaron Long (No. 36) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. JAN. 21, 2014 Selected midfielder George Fochive (No. 39), forward Victor Chavez (No. 71) and midfielder Nikita Kotlov (No. 73) in the final two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft.

Waived midfielder Mobi Fehr. JULY 9, 2013 Loaned midfielder Michael Nanchoff to Swedish second-division club Jönköpings Södra IF. AUG. 6, 2013 Purchased the contract of midfielder Diego Valeri from Club Atlético Lanús (Argentina), signed the player to a new multiyear contract. SEPT. 5, 2013 Acquired midfielder Brad Ring from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick. SEPT. 9, 2013 Acquired forward Maximiliano Urruti from Toronto FC in exchange for forward Bright Dike, a first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.

JAN. 27, 2014 Club and defender Mikael Silvestre mutually agree to part ways. FEB. 11, 2014 Signed 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick Taylor Peay. FEB. 25, 2014 Signed 2014 MLS SuperDraft picks Aaron Long and George Fochive.


PORTLAND TIMBERS AT HOUSTON DYNAMO SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER #

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

DOB

BIRTHPLACE

COLLEGE

11 21 98 15 10 26 16 90 5 13 4 44 24 31 6 17 23 20 9 2 1 12 37 8 19 22 33 7 14

Alhassan, Kalif Chara, Diego Danso, Futty Evans, Steven Fernández, Gastón Fochive, George Gallego, Bryan Gleeson, Jake Harrington, Michael Jewsbury, Jack Johnson, Will Kah, Pa Modou Long, Aaron McKenzie, Rauwshan Nagbe, Darlington Nanchoff, Michael Paparatto, Norberto Peay, Taylor Piquionne, Frederic Powell, Alvas Ricketts, Donovan Tshuma, Schillo Urruti, Maximiliano Valeri, Diego Villafaña, Jorge Wallace, Rodney Weber, Andrew Zakuani, Steve Zemanski, Ben

M M D M F M D GK D M M D M D M/F M D D F D GK F F M M/D D GK M M

5-10 5-8 6-3 6-1 5-7 5-9 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-8 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-4 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-11

160 150 185 180 160 172 165 200 170 185 160 175 173 185 165 150 180 180 170 165 210 160 165 165 150 165 190 160 150

10/15/90 04/05/86 04/27/83 09/19/91 10/12/83 03/24/92 03/10/93 06/26/90 01/24/86 04/13/81 01/21/87 07/30/80 10/12/92 11/19/86 07/19/90 09/24/88 01/03/84 09/05/91 12/08/78 07/18/94 07/06/77 09/21/92 02/22/91 05/01/86 09/16/89 06/17/88 08/09/83 02/09/88 05/12/88

Accra, Ghana Cali, Colombia Serekunda, The Gambia Portland, OR Buenos Aires, Argentina Washington, D.C. Kinnelon, N.J. Wellington, New Zealand Greenville, NC Springfield, MO Woodridge, IL Banjul, The Gambia Oak Hills, Calif. Hartford, Conn. Lakewood, OH North Royalton, OH Adrogué, Argentina Salt Lake City, Utah Nouméa, New Caledonia St. Thomas, Jamaica Montego Bay, Jamaica Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Rosario, Argentina Valentín Alsina, Argentina Anaheim, Calif. Rockville, MD Austin, Texas Kipak, Republic of Congo Akron, OH

n/a n/a So. Polytechnic St. Univ. Univ. of Portland n/a Univ. of Connecticut Univ. of Akron n/a Univ. of North Carolina Saint Louis Univ. n/a n/a UC-Irvine Michigan State Univ. Univ. of Akron Univ. of Akron n/a Univ. of Washington n/a n/a Univ. of the West Indies Univ. of Maryland n/a n/a n/a Univ. of Maryland Univ. of New Mexico Univ. of Akron Univ. of Akron

COACHES & STAFF HEAD COACH: Caleb Porter ASSISTANT COACH: Sean McAuley ASSISTANT COACH: Cameron Knowles GOALKEEPER COACH: Mike Toshack ATHLETIC TRAINER: Nik Wald, ATC

DIRECTOR OF SPORT SCIENCE: Nick Milonas PLAYER LIASON/VIDEO ANALYST: Pablo Moreira ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER: Joel Marick ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER: Alex Margarito HEAD EQUIPMENT MANAGER: Sam Younie TEAM MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Dr. Jonathan Greenleaf

NUMERICAL ROSTER # 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 31 33 37 44 90 98

PLAYER Donovan Ricketts Alvas Powell Will Johnson Michael Harrington Darlington Nagbe Steve Zakuani Diego Valeri Frederic Piquionne Gastón Fernández Kalif Alhassan Schillo Tshuma Jack Jewsbury Ben Zemanski Steven Evans Bryan Gallego Michael Nanchoff Jorge Villafaña Taylor Peay Diego Chara Rodney Wallace Norberto Paparatto Aaron Long George Fochive Rauwshan McKenzie Andrew Weber Maximiliano Urruti Pa Modou Kah Jake Gleeson Futty Danso

POS GK D M D M/F M M F F M M M M M D M M/D D M M D M M D GK F D GK D

PRONUNCIATION

NAG-be ZAK-uh-WAH-nee pick-EE-own gast-OWN fer-NAN-dez KUH-leaf AL-hass-on SHEE-lo CHOO-ma

HOR-hay vee-ya-FAH-nyah pay chara

fo-SHEE-vay rah-shawn WEB-er Max-a-mill-ee-ano Urr-oo-tee pah kah Foot-y DAN-sue

NATIONALITY Jamaica Jamaica Canada United States United States DR Congo/England Argentina France/New Caledonia Argentina Ghana Zimbabwe United States United States United States United States United States United States/Mexico United States Colombia United States Argentina United States United States United States United States Argentina Norway/The Gambia New Zealand The Gambia

LAST CLUB Montreal Impact Portmore United Real Salt Lake Sporting Kansas City Univ. of Akron (NCAA) Seattle Sounders FC Atlético Lanús (Argentina) West Ham United (England) Estudiantes de la Plata (Argentina) Portland Timbers (USSF D-2) Univ. of Maryland (NCAA) Sporting Kansas City Chivas USA Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Chivas USA Univ. of Washington (NCAA) Deportes Tolima (Colombia) D.C. United Tigre (Argentina) UC-Riverside (NCAA) Univ. of Connecticut (NCAA) Chivas USA Phoenix FC Wolves (USL PRO) Toronto FC Al-Wehda (Saudi Arabia) Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) Portland Timbers (USSF D-2)


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1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 31 33 37 44 90 98

Player

Donovan Ricketts Alvas Powell Will Johnson Michael Harrington Darlington Nagbe Steve Zakuani Diego Valeri Frederic Piquionne Gaston Fernandez Kalif Alhassan Schillo Tshuma Jack Jewsbury Ben Zemanski Steven Evans Bryan Gallego Michael Nanchoff Jorge Villafana Taylor Peay Diego Chara Rodney Wallace Norberto Paparatto Aaron Long George Fochive Rauwshan McKenzie Andrew Weber Maximiliano Urruti Pa Modou Kah Jake Gleeson Mamadou Danso

1 2 3 4 PHI CHI COL DAL 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-2 90G 90G 71G 11 45 90M 90M 90D 39D 90F 45F 65F 72M 90M 3 90F 62F 28

56

90D 90D

5 6 SEA CHV 4-4 1-1 90G 90D 90D 89M 90M 90D 90D 85F 90F 1 90M 90M 6 28 90F 62F

5

90D 90D

7 RSL 0-1 90G 7 90M 90D 90M 61M 29 77M 83D

13

90D 90D

18 90G 90G 73F 61F 25 90F 84F 90F 90F 34D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D

90D 90D

90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M

85D 90D 79D 87D

90M 90M 90D 90D 90F 90F 5 29 90M 86M 4 90F 90F 17

PORTLAND TIMBERS

"00" = 100 minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position


Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game

log: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 03/08/2014 03/16/2014 03/22/2014 03/29/2014 04/05/2014 04/12/2014 04/19/2014

POR POR POR POR POR POR POR

vs vs at at vs vs at

PHI CHI COL DAL SEA CHV RSL

1 1 2 2 4 1 1

T T L L T T L

94+ 79

own goal (Hedges) 66 Chara 1 (unassisted) 9; Valeri 1 (Harrington 1) Johnson 1 (Nagbe 1) 7

Fernandez 1 (unassisted) Fernandez 2 (unassisted)

PORTLAND TIMBERS 1 1 0 1 4 1 0

14; Chara 2 (Alhassan 1)

55; Urruti 1 (unassisted)

57


Game Guide: Portland Timbers @ Houston Dynamo - Apr. 27, 2014