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EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP - 2L SPORTING KANSAS CITY v HOUSTON DYNAMO Sat., Nov. 23, Sporting Park (6:30 p.m. CT; NBC; UDN; TSN2/RDS2) 1

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: HOU 6 wins, 22 goals … KC 4 wins, 19 goals … Ties 8

Nielsen

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78

Besler

Collin

Myers

16 Sinovic

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2013 HEAD-TO-HEAD: HOU 0 wins, 1 GF … KC 1 win, 2 GF … Ties 2 AT SPORTING PARK: 5/26: KC 1, HOU 1 (Kamara 68 -- Davis 46+) MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: HOU 3 wins, 6 GF … KC 1 win, 1 GF … 1 tie

Rosell

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6

Feilhaber

Nagamura

Sporting finished with a win and two draws -- both 0-0 results -- in the three matches in Houston this season. They have not lost to the Dynamo in any 8 37 competition since the first leg of last year's Eastern Conference Semifinals. “I Zusi Peterson can’t really admonish anybody for not giving everything they had,” SKC man9 ager Peter Vermes said. “I don’t necessarily think that they were dangerous and we Bunbury weren’t either. It was a game played between the boxes.” ... Kansas City has won just once in the last five meetings between the teams at Sporting Park – the 1-0 victory in 12 23 the second leg of last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinals (Houston won the first leg Bruin Barnes 2-0). “I thought we did one aspect of what we wanted to do, which is that we didn't want to give up any goals (in Houston),” Vermes said. “I thought that was an important 11 27 aspect of the game. It wasn't an easy game to play in, and we got a result. Now, it Garcia Davis doesn't mean anything. Now, it's just a final at home.” ... In the 46 all-time two-leg series 5 13 in MLS history, the teams that have hosted the second leg have advanced 25 times. Creavalle Clark And the home team in that return match has gone 28-8-10 all-time. Teams winning the first leg have won 20 series while teams losing the first leg have advanced 13 times. 26 8 "The reason the higher seed gets the second leg at home is for situations like this" said 2 32 Ashe Sarkodie defender Matt Besler. "The away team in the first leg can get a result like that and now Brunner Boswell we get to come home and play in front of fans for the last 90 minutes and hopefully get 1 the win." ... Three of Sporting’s four goals scored in this year’s MLS Cup Playoffs have Hall come from defenders (Aurelien Collin 2, Seth Sinovic 1). Four of Sporting's last five postseason goals have come from defenders. “Our objective wasn’t necessarily to score a goal, not losing of course, and that’s what we did,” Collin said of the first leg. REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. “We could have scored a couple. I could have scored one. We didn’t, but we didn’t AR1 (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; AR2 (opposite): Frank Anderson; lose. They have to come to our place. Everybody in the league knows it’s difficult to 4th: Edvin Jurisevic play in our place.” ... Sporting are hoping to have midfielders Peterson Joseph and Lawrence Olum both available. Olum suffered a fractured fibula in the East semifinals, SUSPENDED: none while Joseph has not trained since suffering a blackout during training two weeks ago. WARNINGS: none

SPORTING KANSAS CITY SUBSTITUTES FROM 2 Palmer-Brown DF 3 Opara DF 4 Ellis DF 12 Lopez MF 13 Olum MF 14 Dwyer FW 16 Bieler FW 17 Sapong FW 18 Kronberg GK 19 Joseph MF 21 Kempin GK 22 Saad FW 23 Bessone DF 24 Jerome DF 25 Duke MF 27 Miller MF 31 Gardner MF 33 Ruiz DF 94 Medranda MF

HOUSTON DYNAMO 3 4 6 7 9 10 14 15 17 19 20 21 22 24 25 28

SUBSTITUTES FROM Carr FW Taylor DF Chabala DF Cummings FW Salazar FW Lopez MF Johnson FW Weaver FW Carrasco MF Dixon MF Driver MF Arena DF Ownby FW Deric GK Ching FW Marscheider GK

The teams have played to consecutive scoreless draws. The first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship ended 0-0, as the final regular season meeting between the teams, Oct. 9 in Houston. "We knew it was going to come down to the game in Kansas City anyways, being how competitive and how close these teams are," said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. ... While both teams will be facing injury concerns in the second leg, the Dynamo's are more serious. Ricardo Clark was forced out of the first leg in the first half with a leg injury, while 9-goal scorer Will Bruin suffered a left foot injury during the game. “We’re going through this as if they’re going to play,” Kinnear said. “They’re not training, they’re working with the staff and we’ll see how they are closer to the game. If they’re not available to play, we’re OK with that. It’s not wonderful news, but that’s the way it goes." ... With Clark's exit, Brad Davis moved into a central midfield role, with Andrew Driver coming in on the flank. After Bruin came off at halftime, Cam Weaver -- who last started a game Sept. 14 -- came in up top. “You always prepare yourself because you never know what can happen,” Weaver said on Wednesday. “You never know what can happen during games. Guys get injured and you want to be prepared when your number’s called. You always have to be ready no matter what.” ... Only one player on each side of the tie was called up for national team duty. The Dynamo had Boniek Garcia join Honduras for a pair of friendlies -- though he didn't leave the USA. "He’s a freak when it comes to his work rate,” goalkeeper Tally Hall said. “He’s a guy that, fortunately for us, can handle a little extra workload. He’s going to come back and be 100 percent for the Dynamo.” ... Corey Ashe was suspended for the first leg, and Mike Chabala made his first start since Sept. 8, his only league start of the season. "When Jermaine [Taylor] was down obviously it could have created a little bit of a shuffle in the back line and with Corey [Ashe]'s suspension but Mike is ready and probably works harder than anybody here in practice, so it's never going to be a fitness problem. Like Eric Brunner, he's stepped into play these playoffs," said Kinnear.


SPORTING

2013 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS  

2013 SPORTING KANSAS CITY POSTSEASON STATISTICS UNF POS PLAYER 78 D Aurelien Collin 16 F Claudio Bieler 15 D Seth Sinovic 10 M Benny Feilhaber 7 D Chance Myers 17 F C.J. Sapong 8 F Graham Zusi 5 D Matt Besler 9 F Teal Bunbury 14 F Dom Dwyer 6 M Paulo Nagamura 1 G Jimmy Nielsen 13 M Lawrence Olum 3 D Ike Opara 37 F Jacob Peterson 20 M Oriol Rosell 22 F Soony Saad Team totals Opponent totals

GP 3 1 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 3 2 3 3

GS 3 0 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 0 2 3 0 3 3

MIN 300 36 300 190 300 226 300 300 153 111 187 300 90 10 154 300 43 300 300

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

A 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3

SHT 4 1 2 8 5 7 7 1 4 8 6 0 0 0 1 6 0 60 23

SOG 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 8

FC 7 1 5 1 0 2 5 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 40 51

FS 7 0 3 6 3 3 7 3 0 5 4 1 1 1 0 4 0 51 40

OFF 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5

PA 0 0 0

W 1 1 1

L 1 1 1

FS 2 4 8 7 8 4 3 2 4 5 4 2 4 0 1 59 56

OFF 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 10

CK 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 7

C 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6

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

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Seth Sinovic 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Graham Zusi 1, Aurelien Collin 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None SPORTING KANSAS CITYINDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP GS MIN 1 G Jimmy Nielsen 3 3 300 Team totals 3 3 300 Opponent totals 3 3 300

SHTS 8 8 17

SV 5 5 11

GA 3 3 4

GAA 0.90 0.90 1.20

PG 0 0 0

T 1 1 1

OT SO RECORD 1 1-0-0 1 1-0-0 1 0-1-0

2013 HOUSTON DYNAMO POSTSEASON STATISTICS UNF POS PLAYER 12 F Will Bruin 7 F Omar Cummings 13 M Ricardo Clark 11 M Brad Davis 27 M Boniek Garcia 26 D Corey Ashe 8 D Kofi Sarkodie 15 F Cam Weaver 23 F Giles Barnes 32 D Bobby Boswell 2 D Eric Brunner 6 D Mike Chabala 5 M Warren Creavalle 20 M Andrew Driver 1 G Tally Hall Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 4 4 4 4

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

MIN 278 174 326 383 390 300 390 82 251 390 385 90 319 142 390 390 390

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

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

SHT 8 5 5 2 5 1 3 3 5 3 1 0 1 3 0 45 51

SOG 4 2 2 1 4 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 18

FC 6 3 6 7 8 1 6 7 5 2 1 1 3 0 0 56 59

CK 0 0 0 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 13

C 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Omar Cummings 1, Will Bruin 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Cam Weaver 1, Kofi Sarkodie 1, Ricardo Clark 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Boniek Garcia 1-1 HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP GS 1 G Tally Hall 4 4 Team totals 4 4 Opponent totals 4 4

MIN 390 390 390

SHTS 18 18 19

SV 13 13 12

GA 3 3 7

GAA 0.69 0.69 1.62

PG 0 0 1

PA 0 0 1

W 2 2 0

L 0 0 2

T 2 2 2

SO 2 2 1

OT RECORD 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0

WHERE THE GOALS CAME FROM F A GOALS SCORED 4 3 MINUTES PER GOAL 75 100 HOW SCORED RIGHT FOOT 0 3 LEFT FOOT 4 0 HEADERS 0 0 OTHER 0 0 TYPE OF PLAY OPEN PLAY 2 2 CROSS 1 0 CORNER 0 0 REBOUND 0 0 PENALTIES 0 0 DIRECT FROM FREE KICK 0 0 FREE KICK (INDIRECT) 1 1 OWN GOALS 0 0 DISTANCE INSIDE GOAL AREA 1 1 INSIDE PENALTY AREA 3 2 OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA 0 0

DYNAMO

WHERE THE GOALS CAME FROM F A GOALS SCORED 7 3 MINUTES PER GOAL 56 130 HOW SCORED RIGHT FOOT 6 1 LEFT FOOT 1 1 HEADERS 0 1 OTHER 0 0 TYPE OF PLAY OPEN PLAY 4 2 CROSS 1 1 CORNER 1 0 REBOUND 0 0 PENALTIES 1 0 DIRECT FROM FREE KICK 0 0 FREE KICK (INDIRECT) 0 0 OWN GOALS 0 0 DISTANCE INSIDE GOAL AREA 2 1 INSIDE PENALTY AREA 4 2 OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA 1 0

SPORTING v DYNAMO

RECORD AT HALFTIME KC HOU LEAD 1-0-0 1-0-0 TIED 0-1-1 1-0-1 TRAIL 0-0-0 0-0-1 RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL KC HOU SCORE 1-0-0 1-0-0 ALLOW 0-1-0 1-0-1 GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG KC 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 1.20 HOU 4 1 0 2 1 0 7 1.62 GOALS ALLOWED GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG KC 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.90 HOU 4 2 0 2 0 0 3 0.69 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED 1- 16- 31- 46- 61- 76TOT 15 30 45 60 75 90 KC 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 HOU 7 0 2 1 1 1 1 GOALS ALLOWED 1- 16- 31- 46- 61- 76TOT 15 30 45 60 75 90 KC 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 HOU 3 0 3 0 0 0 0

OT 1 1

OT 0 0


GAME NOTES WWW.SPORTINGKC.COM/MEDIA-GUIDE Sporting Kansas City vs Houston Dynamo Sporting Park (6:30 p.m. CT) English TV: NBC Sports Network English Radio: Sports Radio 810 WHB Spanish TV: Univision Deportes Spanish Radio: La Gran D 1340 AM

SPORTING KANSAS CITY ROSTER No. Pos. 1 GK 2 DEF 3 DEF 4 DEF 5 DEF 6 MID 7 DEF 8 MID 9 FWD 10 MID 12 MID 13 DEF 14 FWD 15 DEF 16 FWD 17 FWD 18 GK 19 MID 20 MID 21 GK 22 FWD 23 DEF 24 DEF 25 MID 27 DEF 31 DEF 33 DEF 37 DEF 78 DEF 94 MID

Name Pronunciation Jimmy Nielsen neel-sen Erik Palmer-Brown Ike Opara oh-PAR-ah Kevin Ellis Matt Besler BEEZ-ler Paulo Nagamura POW-lo na-ga-MOO-ra Chance Myers Graham Zusi ZOO-see Teal Bunbury BUN-buh-ree Benny Feilhaber FAIL-hob-ber Mikey Lopez Lawrence Olum OH-lumm Dom Dwyer Seth Sinovic sin-OH-vick Claudio Bieler bee-AY-lurr C.J. Sapong sah-PONG Eric Kronberg Krawn-berg Peterson Joseph Oriol Rosell ew-REE-all rohz-EL Jon Kempin Soony Saad soo-NEE sod Federico Bessone beh-SOHN-eh Mechack Jerome ME-shack Christian Duke Kyle Miller Josh Gardner Brendan Ruiz Jacob Peterson Aurelien Collin au-REEL-ee-en Jimmy Medranda muh-DRAHN-dah

2013 REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

17-10-7 (58 pts) 14-11-9 (51 pts) RECORD 34 34 GAMES PLAYED 2nd in East 4th in East CONFERENCE POSITION 47 41 GOALS 1.38 1.21 GOALS/GAME 30 41 ALLOWED 0.88 1.21 ALLOWED/GAME +17 0 GOAL DIFFERENTIAL 501 (155) 472 (143) SHOTS (ON GOAL) 30.9% 30.3% ON GOAL % 511 372 FOULS COMMITTED 452 377 FOULS SUFFERED 67 40 CAUTIONS 1 3 EJECTIONS

2013 REGULAR SEASON INDIVIDUAL LEADERS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

GP W L T P 34 17 9 8 59 34 17 10 7 58 34 14 11 9 51 34 14 11 9 51 34 14 13 7 49 34 14 13 7 49 34 12 12 10 46 34 12 17 5 41 34 6 17 11 29 34 3 24 7 16 GP W L T P 34 14 5 15 57 34 16 10 8 56 34 15 11 8 53 34 15 12 7 52 34 14 11 9 51 34 14 11 9 51 34 13 12 9 48 34 11 12 11 44 34 6 20 8 26

HOUSTON DYNAMO

Giles Barnes 9 10 Claudio Bieler GOALS Brad Davis 8 8 Graham Zusi ASSISTS Will Bruin 98 70 Claudio Bieler SHOTS Will Bruin 30 27 Claudio Bieler SHOTS ON GOAL 4 Claudio Bieler GAME-WINNING GOALS three players tied 3 5 Graham Zusi GAME-WINNING ASSISTS Boniek Garcia 4 Ricardo Clark 51 54 Graham Zusi FOULS SUFFERED Kofi Sarkodie 38 66 Oriol Rosell FOULS COMMITTED 12 Aurelien Collin CAUTIONS Kofi Sarkodie 7 1 C.J. Sapong EJECTIONS three players tied 1 0.88 Jimmy Nielsen GOALS AGAINST AVG 17 Jimmy Nielsen WINS 13 Jimmy Nielsen SHUTOUTS 68 Jimmy Nielsen SAVES

Tally Hall 1.21 Tally Hall 14 Tally Hall 9 Tally Hall 95

COACHES - MLS RECORDS

2013 REGULAR SEASON MLS STANDINGS Eastern Conf. 1. New York Red Bulls 2. Sporting Kansas City 3. New England Revolution 4. Houston Dynamo 5. Montreal Impact 6. Chicago Fire 7. Philadelphia Union 8. Columbus Crew 9. Toronto FC 10. D.C. United Western Conf. 1. Portland Timbers 2. Real Salt Lake 3. LA Galaxy 4. Seattle Sounders 5. Colorado Rapids 6. San Jose Earthquakes 7. Vancouver Whitecaps 8. FC Dallas 9. Chivas USA

HOUSTON DYNAMO

PETER VERMES

DOMINIC KINNEAR

YEAR WITH TEAM REG. SEASON RECORD PLAYOFFS RECORD

5th season 62-45-37 4-3-1

8th season 128-87-101 15-9-7

SPORTING KC INJURY REPORT

As of November 20, 2013 OUT: •

Peterson Joseph (illness)

QUESTIONABLE: • • •

Lawrence Olum (fractured fibula) Josh Gardner (left ankle sprain) Paulo Nagamura (left ankle strain)


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes

KANSAS CITY CONNECTIONS • • • • • • • • • •

Brad Davis, Graham Zusi, and Matt Besler all featured for the United States Men’s National Team in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Benny Feilhaber and Brian Ching were both on the United States team for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Teal Bunbury and Kofi Sarkodie were teammates at Akron from 20082009. Peter Vermes and Dominic Kinnear both played in the inaugural season (1996) of Major League Soccer. Josh Gardner is from Houston, Texas. Omar Cummings and Josh Gardner both played collegiately at Cincinnati. Benny Feilhaber and Giles Barnes were teammates at English club Derby County. Will Bruin and Jacob Peterson both played collegiately at Indiana. Benny Feilhaber, Jimmy Nielsen and Tally Hall all played in the Danish Superliga. Corey Ashe and Mikey Lopez both played collegiately at North Carolina.

LAST TIME THEY MET AT SPORTING PARK The two teams last met in MLS regular season action at Sporting Park on May 26, 2013 with the match ending in a 1-1 draw. Houston’s Brad Davis scored in first half stoppage time but Sporting KC’s Kei Kamara leveled the match in the 68th minute. The draw extended Sporting KC’s unbeaten streak to three matches against the Houston Dynamo. November 23 will be the fifth meeting between the two sides in MLS this season.

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NOTEWORTHY MILESTONES... • • • • • • • •

Sporting KC has sold-out 34 straight MLS home matches. Peter Vermes is in his fifth season as manager, second longest in club history behind Bob Gansler. Peter Vermes’ MLS regular season winning percentage (.559) is best in club history Jimmy Nielsen’s career regular season GAA (0.99), shutouts (45), wins (57), matches started (128), minutes played (11,497), and winning percentage (.575) are best for goalkeepers in club history. Graham Zusi is in fourth place on Sporting KC’s all-time assists chart with 31. Sporting KC has the most ties in MLS history among all teams (116) Claudio Bieler is the fourth player in club history to score 10 or more goals in their first season with the club (Preki and Digital Takawira in 1996, Miklos Molnar in 2000). Claudio Bieler’s 11 goals this season are the most by a Designated Player in a single season in club history.

SPORTING KC NEWS & NOTES Sporting KC earns clean sheet in first leg at Houston Sporting Kansas City earned a 0-0 draw in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium against the Houston Dynamo on November 9. Jimmy Nielsen made three saves for his 49th shutout in MLS competition (including playoffs) and lowered his career goals against average in the postseason to 0.84.

Sporting Park to host MLS Cup if Sporting KC advances If Sporting KC are to advance to MLS Cup, the match would be hosted on December 7 at Sporting Park. The stadium would be the first ever to host the MLS All-Star Game, U.S. Men’s National Team, and MLS Cup in the same year.

Sporting KC advances to CCL Quarterfinals Sporting Kansas City advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League following their 0-0 draw against CD Olimpia on October 23 at Sporting Park. Sporting KC finished first in their group with a 2-0-2 record (8 points) and will face Mexican club Cruz Azul in the quarterfinals, which will be played in March 2014.

Sporting KC sets attendance record in 2013 MLS regular season Sporting Kansas City has set a new club attendance record of 335,058 (19,709 per match) for the 2013 Major League Soccer regular season. The number improves on last season’s record attendance of 19,404. Sporting KC sold out all 17 regular season home matches this season and dating back to 2012 has sold out 34 consecutive MLS matches. Along with the season record, the club broke the single-game record with 21,304 in attendance on August 3 versus the New York Red Bulls.

Sporting KC announces 2013 Team Awards Sporting Kansas City announced the team’s annual awards on October 19 during Pitch Black, presented by Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, at Sporting Park. Sporting Kansas City players, coaches, media members and fans voted on the following awards: • • • • •

2013 Most Valuable Player, presented by Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City: Graham Zusi 2013 Offensive Player of the Year, presented by Providence Medical Center: Graham Zusi 2013 Defensive Player of the Year, presented by Ivy Funds: Matt Besler 2013 Goal of the Year, presented by Power Partners: Benny Feilhaber, Aug. 31st vs. Colorado Rapids at Sporting Park 2013 Newcomer of the Year, presented by UMB Bank: Ike Opara


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes

ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RESULTS DATE

09/26/1996 09/29/1996 10/02/1996 10/10/1996 10/13/1996 10/04/1997 10/08/1997 09/16/2000 09/20/2000 09/24/2000 09/29/2000 10/03/2000 10/06/2000 10/15/2000 09/22/2001 09/26/2001 09/29/2001 09/25/2002 09/28/2002 10/02/2002 11/04/2003 11/08/2003 11/15/2003 10/24/2004 10/30/2004 11/05/2004 11/14/2004 10/27/2007 11/03/2007 11/10/2007 11/01/2008 11/08/2008 10/30/2011 11/02/2011 11/06/2011 11/04/2012 11/06/2012 11/02/2013 11/06/2012 11/09/2013

OPP (RD)

SCORE

DAL (Q) W 3-2 at DAL (Q) L 1-2 at DAL (Q) W 3-2 (SO) at LA (S) L 1-2 LA (S) L 1-2 (SO) COL (Q) L 0-3 at COL (Q) L 2-3 COL (Q) W 1-0 at COL (Q) T 0-0 (OT) COL (Q) W 3-2 LA (S) T 0-0 (OT) at LA (S) L 1-2 (OT) LA (S) W 2-0 (ST) CHI (F) W 1-0 at MIA (Q) L 0-2 MIA (Q) W 3-0 at MIA (Q) L 1-2 at LA (Q) L 2-3 (OT) LA (Q) W 4-1 at LA (Q) L 2-5 at COL (Q) T 1-1 COL (Q) W 2-0 at SJ (S) L 2-3 (OT) at SJ (Q) L 0-2 SJ (Q) W 3-0 LA (S) W 2-0 D.C. (F) L 2-3 CHV (Q) W 1-0 at CHV (Q) T 0-0 at HOU (S) L 0-2 CLB (Q) T 1-1 at CLB (Q) L 0-2 at COL (Q) W 2-0 vs COL (Q) W 2-0 vs HOU (S) L 0-2 at HOU (Q) L 0-2 vs HOU (Q) W 1-0 at NE (Q) L 2-1 vs NE (Q) W 3-1 at HOU (S) T 0-0

ATTENDANCE

4,466 10,125 9,802 25,212 11,041 10,174 13,117 8,682 8,789 4,156 11,815 20,849 8,320 39,159 6,281 5,803 8,119 14,585 9,484 14,713 6,434 10,712 16,108 8,659 10,222 11,931 25,797 12,442 19,711 30,972 10,385 11,153 8,601 18,565 20,839 20,689 20,894 15,164 19,031 22,107

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE •

Eastern Conference Championship

Sporting Kansas City vs Houston Dynamo (Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Network, Univision Deportes)

Western Conference Championship

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake (Nov. 24, 8 p.m. CT, ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

MLS Cup

ALL-TIME POSTSEASON LEADERS

East Champion vs West Champion (Dec. 7, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN, UniMas)

CAREER

GAMES PLAYED MINUTES GOALS ASSISTS SHOTS SHOTS ON GOAL FOULS COMMITTED FOULS SUFFERED OFFSIDE CORNER KICKS CAUTIONS EJECTIONS

23 Garcia/Zavagnin 2135 Nick Garcia 8 Preki 4 Klein/Preki 54 Preki 30 Preki 42 Matt McKeon 37 Kerry Zavagnin 9 Vitalis Takawira 27 Preki 6 Nick Garcia 1 Gomez/Johnston

GAME 2 three players tied 2 Graham Zusi 10 Onandi Lowe 5 three players tied 6 three players tied 8 Vitalis Takawira 3 Lowe/Johnson 8 Chris Henderson 1 84 Times 1 Johnston/Gomez

GOALS SCORED IN POSTSEASON BY INTERVAL KC

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 OT Tot. 6 11 7 9 12 6 2 53

GOALS ALLOWED IN POSTSEASON BY INTERVAL KC

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 OT Tot. 3 11 5 8 14 9 0 53

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS FORMAT WHO QUALIFIES: Ten teams, the top five in points from each conference at the end of the regular season, qualify for the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs. The fourth and fifth place teams in each conference will play a single knockout game, the winner of which will advance to the Conference Semifinals and face the first place team in the conference. The four Conference Semifinals will be decided by two-game aggregate series, with the lower seed hosting the first leg and the higher seed hosting the second leg. If the aggregate score is tied after 180 minutes of play, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety, followed by penalty kicks, if necessary. The two Conference Championships will be decided by a two-game aggregate series, with the lower seed hosting the first leg and the higher seed hosting the second leg. If the aggregate score is tied after 180 minutes of play, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety, followed by penalty kicks, if necessary. MLS Cup will be a single championship match hosted by the finalist with the most regular season points. If the two finalists have the same number of regular season points, the tiebreakers for playoff qualification will be applied to determine the host team. If the score is tied after 90 minutes of play, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety, followed by kicks from the penalty mark, if necessary. MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: • 10 clubs will qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs – the top five in points from each conference at the end of the regular season. • The 4th- and 5th- place teams will play a single knockout game, the winner of which will advance to the Conference Semifinals and face the 1st-place team in the conference. • The Conference Semifinals will be decided by a two-game, aggregate-goal format. • The Conference Championships will be decided by a two-game, aggregate-goal format. • MLS Cup will be hosted by the finalist that finished the regular season with the most points in the standings.


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS BRACKET

ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RECORDS YOUNGEST PLAYER TO ... play in a game start a game play a complete game score a goal record an assist score twice in a game play a game as GK start a game as GK play a CG as GK record a shutout record a win

Soony Saad Oriol Rosell Oriol Rosell Francisco Gomez Francisco Gomez Teal Bunbury Garth Lagerwey Garth Lagerwey Garth Lagerwey Tony Meola Garth Lagerwey

19 20 20 21 21 21 23 23 23 31 23

yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs.,

74 days 123 days 123 days 243 days 243 days 245 days 289 days 289 days 289 days 208 days 289 days

10/30/2011 11/07/2012 11/07/2012 09/24/2000 09/24/2000 10/30/2011 09/26/1996 09/26/1996 09/26/1996 09/16/2000 09/26/1996

KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC

at COL vs HOU vs HOU vs COL vs COL vs COL vs DAL vs DAL vs DAL vs COL vs DAL

OLDEST

Preki Preki Preki Preki Preki Miklos Molnar Jimmy Nielsen Jimmy Nielsen Jimmy Nielsen Jimmy Nielsen Jimmy Nielsen

40 40 40 39 40 30 36 36 36 36 36

yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs., yrs.,

144 days 144 days 144 days 100 days 144 days 118 days 95 days 95 days 95 days 95 days 92 days

11/15/2003 11/15/2003 11/15/2003 10/02/2002 11/15/2003 10/06/2000 11/09/2013 11/09/2013 11/09/2013 11/09/2013 11/06/2013

KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC

at SJ at SJ at SJ at LA at SJ vs LA vs HOU vs HOU vs HOU vs HOU vs NE

PLAYER TO ... play in a game start a game play a complete game score a goal record an assist score twice in a game play a game as GK start a game as GK play a CG as GK record a shutout record a win


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes

2013 SPORTING KANSAS CITY GOAL CHART 46 48 40 45 15

50 21

44

49 43 41 42

20

30

32 16 51 7 33 35 29 10 9 2 1 14 31 39 12,18,19 13

17 17

28

47 38

22

8 23 35

6

24

11 4

25

3

5

26

36 17 27 37

GOAL INFORMATION 1- Graham Zusi, Mar. 2, at Philadelphia Union, 41 2- Oriol Rosell (Zusi), Mar. 2, at Philadelphia Union, 66 + 3- Claudio Bieler (Myers/Zusi), Mar. 2, at Philadelphia Union, 83 4- Claudio Bieler (Sapong), Mar. 9, at Toronto FC, 77 5- Claudio Bieler (Feilhaber), Mar. 30, vs Montreal Impact, 5 6- Graham Zusi (Feilhaber), Mar. 30, vs Montreal Impact, 80 7- Claudio Bieler (Saad), Apr. 5, vs D.C. United, 89 8- Aurelien Collin (Zusi), Apr. 17, at NY Red Bulls, 13 * 9- Chance Myers (Besler), Apr. 27, vs Portland Timbers, 1 # 10- Chance Myers (Collin/Feilhaber), Apr. 27, vs Portland Timbers, 29 + 11- Claudio Bieler (Zusi), May 5, vs Chivas USA, 41 12- Claudio Bieler, May 5, vs Chivas USA, 57 ^ 13- Graham Zusi (Gardner/Nagamura), May 5, vs Chivas USA, 65 14- C.J. Sapong (Jerome/Rosell), May 5, vs Chivas USA, 87 15- Aurelien Collin (Sinovic), May 12, at Houston Dynamo, 73 # 16- Ike Opara (Zusi), May 19, at D.C. United, 60 * 17- Kei Kamara (Bieler/Peterson), May 26, vs Houston Dynamo, 68 18- Claudio Bieler , June 1, vs Montreal Impact, 45+4 ^ 19- Kei Kamara, June 22, at FC Dallas, 43 ^ 20- Je-Vaughn Watson (own goal), June 22, at FC Dallas 57 * 21- Kei Kamara (Saad), June 29, vs Columbus Crew 34 22- Claudio Bieler, June 29, vs Columbus Crew 50 23- Kei Kamara (Bieler), June 29, vs Columbus Crew 80 24- Aurelien Collin, July 3, vs Vancouver Whitecaps, 35 25- Benny Feilhaber, July 7, at Chicago Fire, 6 # 26- Graham Zusi (Sinvoic), July 7, at Chicago Fire, 8 27- Soony Saad (Sinovic), July 13, vs Toronto FC, 21

28- Soony Saad, July 13, vs Toronto FC, 51 29- Claudio Bieler (Feilhaber/Kamara), July 13, vs Toronto FC, 63 30- Soony Saad (Bieler), July 20, at Real Salt Lake, 67 + 31- Ike Opara (Zusi), July 20, at Real Salt Lake, 90+7 * 32- Kei Kamara, August 3, vs New York, 45 33- Dom Dwyer (Kamara), August 3, vs New York, 90+2 34- Kei Kamara (Saad), August 10, vs New England, 27 35- Kei Kamara (Saad), August 10, vs New England, 50 36- Benny Feilhaber, August 10, vs New England, 90+2 + 37- Benny Feilhaber (Dwyer), August 31, vs Colorado, 33 38- Graham Zusi (Sapong/Myers), August 10, vs Colorado, 88 39- Claudio Bieler, September 7, vs Columbus, 7 ^ 40- Soony Saad (Bieler), September 7, vs Columbus, 41 41- C.J. Sapong (Rosell), September 7, vs Columbus, 55 42 - C.J. Sapong (Dwyer/Zusi), September 21, at Toronto FC, 18 43 - C.J. Sapong (Myers), September 21, at Toronto FC, 53 44 - Ike Opara (Zusi), October 5, at Columbus Crew, 17 45 - Dom Dwyer, October 18, vs D.C. United, 7 46 - Graham Zusi (Olum, Besler), October 26, at Philadelphia, 47 # 47 - Lawrence Olum (Bunbury), October 26, at Philadelphia, 90+2 48 - Aurelien Collin (Sapong/Myers), November 2, at New England, 69 49 - Aurelien Collin, November 6, vs New England, 41 50 - Seth Sinovic (Zusi, Collin), November 6, vs New England, 79 51 - Claudio Bieler (Feilhaber), November 6, vs New England, 113

LEGEND + - Free Kick * - Corner Kick ^ - Penalty Kick # - Throw-in


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SPORTING KANSAS CITY TRANSACTION TRACKER Players In

Players Out

Josh Gardner (trade)

Julio Cesar (waived)

Ike Opara (trade)

Cyprian Hedrick (waived)

Yann Songo’o (signing)

Konrad Warzycha (waived)

Claudio Bieler (signing)

Neven Markovic (waived)

Mikey Lopez (SuperDraft)

Michael Harrington (trade)

Mechack Jerome (signing)

Korede Aiyegbusi (option not exercised)

Benny Feilhaber (trade)

Roger Espinoza (out of contract)

Christian Duke (Supplemental Draft)

Bobby Convey (trade)

Erik Palmer-Brown (Homegrown Player)

Yann Songo’o (contract terminated by mutual agreement)

Brendan Ruiz (signing)

Michael Thomas (trade)

Jimmy Medranda (loan)

Kei Kamara (transfer)

Federico Bessone (signing)

TRANSACTION TIMELINE December 3: Sporting KC trades Michael Harrington to Portland Timbers for allocation money and does not exercise option on Korede Aiyegbusi. December 5: Sporting KC acquires Josh Gardner from Montreal Impact in exchange for highest second round pick in 2013 MLS SuperDraft. December 11: Sporting KC acquires Benny Feilhaber from New England for 1st Rd pick in 2014 MLS SuperDraft and 2nd Rd pick in 2015 MLS SuperDraft December 12: Sporting KC re-signs Matt Besler. December 12: Sporting KC acquires Ike Opara from the San Jose Earthquakes for natural second round draft prick in 2013 MLS SuperDraft. December 13: Sporting KC signs Yann Songo'o. December 18: Sporting KCi signs Claudio Bieler, the fourth Designated Player in club history. January 1: Roger Espinoza joins Wigan Athletic (English Premier League) January 17: Sporting KC selects Mikey Lopez (14th overall) in the MLS SuperDraft. January 22: Sporting KC selects Christian Duke, Brian Fekete, Mitchell Cardenas, and Mike Reidy in the MLS Supplemental Draft. January 30: Sporting KC loans Kei Kamara to Norwich City (English Premier League). February 28: Sporting KC signs Christian Duke and Mechack Jerome. March 14: Sporting KC loans Jon Kempin, Dom Dwyer, Christian Duke, and Yann Songo’o to USL Pro affiliate Orlando City SC. May 6: Kei Kamara returns to Sporting KC upon completion of his loan agreement with Norwich City. May 16: Sporting KC trades Bobby Convey to Toronto FC for their natural third round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. June 27: Sporting KC recalls forward Dom Dwyer from loan to Orlando City Soccer Club. June 28: Sporting KC and defender Yann Songo’o mutually agree to part ways. July 2: Sporting KC trades Michael Thomas to Toronto FC for their natural second round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. August 2: Sporting KC signs 16-year-old Homegrown Player Erik Palmer-Brown. August 9: Sporting KC acquire Jimmy Medranda on loan and Brendan Ruiz. September 2: Kei Kamara transfers to Middlesbrough FC (Football League Championship). September 13: Sporting KC signs Federico Bessone.

CONSTRUCTING SPORTING KANSAS CITY Year

MLS SuperDraft

2006

Eric Kronberg (40th)

MLS Supplemental Draft

Signings

Trades

Homegrown Players

MLS Lottery Draft

2007 2008

Chance Myers (1st)

2009

Matt Besler (8th) Graham Zusi (23rd)

2010

Teal Bunbury (10th)

Jimmy Nielsen (Feb. 15)

2011

C.J. Sapong (10th)

Aurelien Collin (Apr. 15) Peterson Joseph (Sept. 1) Lawrence Olum (Sept. 15)

2012

Dom Dwyer (16th)

Kyle Miller (54th)

Jacob Peterson (Jan. 19) Oriol Rosell (Aug. 2)

2013

Mikey Lopez (14th)

Christian Duke (14th)

Claudio Bieler Mechack Jerome Brendan Ruiz Jimmy Medranda Federico Bessone

Jon Kempin (Aug. 31) Seth Sinovic (Nov. 28 from MON, originally signed May 10) Paulo Nagamura (Nov. 29 from CHV)

Kevin Ellis (Feb. 18)

Josh Gardner Ike Opara Benny Feilhaber

Erik Palmer-Brown

Soony Saad (July 5)


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ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON RESULTS Date 04/08/2006 07/15/2006 06/24/2007 09/01/2007 04/12/2008 09/07/2008 07/04/2009 10/04/2009 05/01/2010 09/22/2010 07/16/2011 09/10/2011 07/07/2012 07/18/2012 09/14/2012 05/12/2013 05/26/2013 10/09/2013

KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC

Score Result Location 2 at HOU 1 W Robertson Stadium 2 vs HOU 3 L Arrowhead Stadium 0 vs HOU 1 L Arrowhead Stadium 1 at HOU 1 T Robertson Stadium 0 vs HOU 0 T CommunityAmerica Ballpark 1 at HOU 3 L Robertson Stadium 0 vs HOU 1 L CommunityAmerica Ballpark 1 at HOU 1 T Robertson Stadium 0 at HOU 3 L Robertson Stadium 4 vs HOU 3 W CommunityAmericaBallpark 1 at HOU 1 T Robertson Stadium 3 vs HOU 0 W Sporting Park 0 vs HOU 0 T Sporting Park 1 at HOU 2 L BBVA Compass Stadium 1 vs HOU 1 T Sporting Park 1 at HOU 0 W BBVA Compass Stadium 1 vs HOU 1 T Sporting Park 0 at HOU 0 T BBVA Compass Stadium

ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RESULTS Date 11/10/2007 11/06/2011 11/04/2012 11/07/2012 11/09/2013

KC KC KC KC KC

Score Result Location 0 at HOU 2 L Robertson Stadium 0 vs HOU 2 L Sporting Park 0 at HOU 2 L BBVA Compass Stadium 1 vs HOU 0 W Sporting Park 0 vs HOU 0 T BBVA Compass Stadium

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON SERIES LEADERS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

HOUSTON DYNAMO

3 Bunbury/Kamara GOALS 3 Harrington/Zusi ASSISTS 32 Kei Kamara SHOTS 13 Kei Kamara SHOTS ON GOAL 11 three players tied FOULS COMMITTED 14 Davy Arnaud FOULS SUFFERED

Brad Davis 5 Brad Davis 3 Brad Davis 29 Brad Davis 13 Brad Davis 20 Brad Davis 29

3 Jimmy Nielsen WINS 3 Kevin Hartman LOSSES 3 Jimmy Nielsen SHUTOUTS 23 Kevin Hartman SAVES 11 Jimmy Nielsen GOALS ALLOWED

Pat Onstad 4 Hall/Onstad 2 Pat Onstad 3 Tally Hall 29 Pat Onstad 10

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON GAME HIGHS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

HOUSTON DYNAMO

2 Teal Bunbury GOALS Jaqua/Carr 2 2 Harrington/Zusi ASSISTS Kamara/Oduro 2 10 C.J. Sapong SHOTS Brian Ching 8 4 Johnson/Sapong SHOTS ON GOAL five players tied 3 6 Santiago Hirsig FOULS COMMITTED six players tied 4 Ricardo Clark 6 5 Sealy/Hirsig FOULS SUFFERED 7 Kevin Hartman SAVES 3 four players tied GOALS ALLOWED

Tally Hall 7 Pat Onstad 4

GOALS SCORED IN SERIES BY INTERVAL 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 OT Tot. KC 1 1 3 1 6 7 0 19 HOU 2 6 3 4 4 3 0 22

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON SERIES STATS

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 5 100 38 114 14 51

2 14 122 40 120 16 53

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tot. 19 222 78 234 30 104

HOUSTON DYNAMO Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 11 83 37 107 33 43

2 11 97 36 96 27 46

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tot. 22 180 73 215 61 97


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes

2013 Schedule and Box Scores DATE OPPONENT GOALSCORERS Sat., March 2nd 3-1 W at Philadelphia Union Bieler/Rosell/Zusi Sat., March 9th 2-1 L at Toronto FC Bieler Sat., March 16th 0-0 D vs Chicago Fire N/A Sat., March 23rd 0-0 D at NE Revolution N/A Sat., March 30th 2-0 W vs Montreal Impact Bieler/Zusi Fri., April 5th 1-0 W vs D.C. United Bieler Wed., April 17th 1-0 W at New York Red Bulls Collin Sat., April 20th 2-0 L at LA Galaxy N/A Sat., April 5th 3-2 L vs Portland Timbers Myers (2) Sun., May 5th 4-0 W vs Chivas USA Bieler(2)/Zusi/Sapong Wed., May 8th 1-0 L vs Seattle Sounders N/A Sun., May 12th 1-0 W at Houston Dynamo Collin Sun., May 19th 1-1 D vs D.C. United Opara Sun., May 26th 1-1 D vs Houston Dynamo Kamara Tues., May 28th^ 2-0 W vs Des Moines Menace Kamara/Bieler Sat., June 1st 2-1 L vs Montreal Impact Bieler Wed., June 12th^ 1-0 L vs Orlando City SC N/A Sat., June 22nd 2-2 D at FC Dallas Kamara/Watson (OG) Sat., June 29th 3-2 W vs Columbus Crew Kamara (2)/Bieler Wed., July 3rd 1-1 D vs Vancouver Whitecaps Collin Sun., July 7th 2-1 W at Chicago Fire Feilhaber/Zusi Sat., July 13th 3-0 W vs Toronto FC Saad (2)/Bieler Sat., July 20th 2-1 W at Real Salt Lake Opara/Saad Sat., July 27th 1-0 L at Monteal Impact N/A Wed., July 31st 3-1 L vs AS Roma (All-Star) Gonzalez Sat., Aug. 3rd 3-2 L vs New York Red Bulls Kamara/Dwyer Wed, Aug 7th* 2-0 W at Real Esteli Opara/Dwyer Sat., Aug. 10th 3-0 W vs NE Revolution Kamara (2)/Feilhaber Sun., Aug. 18th 1-0 L at San Jose Earthquakes N/A Fri., Aug. 23rd 1-0 L at Chicago Fire N/A Tues., Aug 27th* 2-0 W at CD Olimpia Saad (2) Sat., Aug. 31st 2-1 W vs Colorado Rapids Feilhaber/Zusi Sat., Sept. 7th 3-0 W vs Columbus Crew Bieler/Saad/Sapong Tues., Sept 17th* 1-1 D vs Real Esteli Peterson Sat., Sept. 21st 2-1 W at Toronto FC Sapong (2) Fri., Sept. 27th 1-0 L vs Philadelphia Union N/A Sat., Oct. 5th 1-0 W at Columbus Crew Opara Wed., Oct. 9th 0-0 D at Houston Dynamo N/A Fri, Oct. 18th 1-0 W vs D.C. United Dwyer Wed., Oct 23rd* 0-0 D vs CD Olimpia N/A Sat., Oct. 26th 2-1 W Philadelphia Union Zusi/Olum Sat, Nov 2nd+ 2-1 L at NE Revolution Collin Wed. Nov 9th+ 3-1 W vs NE Revolution Collin/Sinovic/Bieler Sat. Nov 23rd+ 0-0 D at Houston Dynamo N/A ^ U.S. Open Cup * CONCACAF Champions League + MLS Cup Playoffs Sporting KC at Philadelphia Union - March 2, 2013 PPL Park | Chester, Penn. Attendance: 18,160 Weather: 42 degrees, mostly cloudy 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (1-0-0) 1 2 3 Philadelphia Union (0-1-0) 1 0 1 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers (Mechack Jerome 92+); Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph 82); Paulo Nagamura; Bobby Convey (C.J. Sapong 63), Claudio Bieler, Graham Zusi Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Soony Saad, Josh Gardner Philadelphia Union: Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke, Raymon Gaddis; Michael Lahoud (Roger Torres 80), Brian Caroll (c), Michael Farfan, Keon Daniel (Conor Casey 84), Gabriel Farfan (Jack McInerney 70); Sebastien Le Toux Subs not used: Chris Konopka, Danny Cruz, Bakary Soumare, Antoine Hoppenot PHI KC Shots (on goal) 17 (5) 7 (4) Corner Kicks 6 2 Fouls 19 13 Offside 1 4 Misconduct Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless tackle) 25 KC -- Bobby Convey (caution; tactical foul) 56 PHI -- Raymon Gaddis (caution; reckless foul) 89 Scoring Summary: PHI -- Sebastien Le Toux 1 (Keon Daniel) 17 KC -- Graham Zusi 1 (unassisted) 41 KC -- Oriol Rosell 1 (Graham Zusi 1) 66 KC -- Claudio Bieler 1 (Chance Myers 1, Graham Zusi 2) 83 Referee: Mark Geiger Asst. Ref.: Adam Wienckowski Asst. Ref.: Greg Barkey 4th Official: Ted Unkel

Sporting KC at Toronto FC - March 9, 2013 Rogers Centre | Toronto, Canada Attendance: 25,991 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (1-1-0) 0 1 1 Toronto FC (1-1-0) 2 0 2 Sporting KC: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Soony Saad 82); Paulo Nagamura; Bobby Convey (C.J. Sapong 46), Claudio Bieler, Graham Zusi Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Josh Gardner, Peterson Joseph, Lawrence Olum Toronto FC : Joseph Bendik; Richard Eckersley, Danny Califf, Darren O’Dea, Ashtone Morgan; John Bostock (Darel Russell 85), Terry Dunfield (Jonathan Osorio 82), Jeremy Hall, Reggie Lambe; Hogan Ephraim (Kyle Bekker 87), Robert Earnshaw Subs not used: Gale Agbossoumonde, Stefan Frei, Andrew Wiedeman, Emery Welshman TOR KC Shots (on goal) 5 (3) 16 (1) Corner Kicks 3 9 Fouls 19 15 Offsides 3 2 Misconduct Summary: KC - Paulo Nagamura (caution; reckless foul) 24 KC - Aurelien Collin (caution; tactical foul) 39 KC - Seth Sinovic (caution; reckless foul) 75 TOR - Danny Califf (caution; unsporting behavior) 77 KC - Benny Feilhaber (caution; dissent) 78 TOR - Richard Eckersley (caution; persistent infringement) 86 TOR - Darren O’Dea (caution; reckless foul) 95+ Scoring Summary: TOR - Robert Earnshaw 1 (unassisted) 3 TOR - Robert Earnshaw 2 (penalty kick) 21 KC - Claudio Bieler 2 (C.J. Sapong 1) 77 Referee: Fotis Bazakos Asst. Ref.: Peter Manikowski Asst. Ref.: Corey Parker 4th Official: Silviu Petrescu

Sporting KC vs Chicago Fire - March 16, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, Kan. Attendance: 19,868 (sell-out) Weather: 44 degrees and cloudy Sporting Kansas City (1-1-1) Chicago Fire (0-2-1)

1 0 0

2 0 0

F 0 0

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Mechack Jerome; Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Soony Saad 77); Paulo Nagamura; C.J. Sapong 46, Claudio Bieler, Graham Zusi Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Bobby Convey, Mikey Lopez, Ike Opara, Josh Gardner, Lawrence Olum Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Austin Berry, Gonzalo Segares, Michael Videira (Wells Thompson 83), Jalil Anibaba; Dan Paladini, Jeff Larentowicz, Dilly Duka (Alex 59), Chris Rolfe, Patrick Nyarko; Sherjill MacDonald (Maicon Santos 67) Subs not used: Hunter Jumper, Quincy Amarikwa, Paolo Tornaghi, Joel Lindpere KC CHI Shots (on goal) 20 (3) 7 (1) Corner Kicks 7 1 Fouls 14 20 Offside 0 5 Misconduct Summary: CHI -- Daniel Paladini (caution; reckless tackle) 41 KC -- Seth Sinovic (caution; tactical foul) 47 CHI -- Gonzalo Segares (caution; reckless foul) 77 CHI -- Maicon Santos (caution; delaying a restart) 84 CHI -- Chris Rolfe (caution; simulation) 91+ KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; reckless foul) 93+ Scoring Summary: None Referee: Silviu Petrescu Asst. Ref.: Philippe Briere Asst. Ref.: Paul Scott 4th Official: Matthew Foerster


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC at New England Revolution - March 23, 2013 Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, MA Attendance: 12,215 Weather: 42 degrees, windy 1 Sporting Kansas City (1-1-2) 0 New England Revolution (1-1-1) 0

2 0 0

F 0 0

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Mechack Jerome; Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber, Paulo Nagamura; C.J. Sapong, Claudio Bieler, Soony Saad (Peterson Joseph 63) Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mikey Lopez, Josh Gardner, Kyle Miller, Lawrence Olum, Michael Thomas

Sporting KC vs D.C. United - April 5, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,988 (sell-out) Weather: 69 degrees and partly cloudy 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (3-1-2) 0 1 1 D.C. United (1-3-1) 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell (Peterson Joseph 85), Paulo Nagamura (Lawrence Olum 96+), Benny Feilhaber (Soony Saad 83); Graham Zusi, Claudio Bieler, C.J. Sapong Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Mechack Jerome, Bobby Convey

New England Revolution: Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Jose Goncalves, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Lee Nguyen, Clyde Simms, Juan Toja, Scott Caldwell, Kelyn Rowe, Chad Barrett (Ryan Guy 64)

D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Brandon McDonald, Dejan Jakovic, Daniel Woolard, Chris Korb; Rafael Augusto (Carlos Ruiz 72), Perry Kitchen, Marcos Sanchez; Chris Pontius, Rafael (Marcelo Saragosa 65), Lionard Pajoy

Subs not used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Kalifa Cisse, Chris Tierney, Andy Dorman, Diego Fagundez, Darrius Barnes

Subs not used: Joe Willis, James Riley, Robbie Russell, Ethan White, Kyle Porter

Shots (on goal) Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

Shots (on goal) Corner Kicks Fouls Offside

KC 13 (5) 20 1 2

NE 3 (0) 10 4 6

KC 13 (2) 5 11 1

D.C. 4 (1) 0 15 4

Misconduct Summary:

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Mechack Jerome (caution; reckless tackle) 30 KC -- Benny Feilhaber (caution; simulation) 71

KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; reckless tackle) 17 DC -- Rafael (caution; reckless foul) 31 DC -- Dejan Jakovic (caution; reckless foul) 48 DC -- Bill Hamid (caution; delaying a restart) 72 KC -- Chance Myers (caution; tactical foul) 75

Scoring Summary: None Referee: Edvin Jurisevic Asst. Ref.: Claudio Badea Asst. Ref.: Jason Cullum 4th Official: Mark Geiger

Scoring Summary: KC -- Claudio Bieler 4 (Soony Saad 1) 89 Referee: Armando Villarreal Assistant Referee: Corey Rockwell Assistant Referee: Jeff Muschik 4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic

Sporting KC vs Montreal Impact - March 30, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,609 (sell-out) Weather: 65 degrees and partly cloudy Sporting Kansas City (2-1-2) Montreal Impact (4-1-0)

1 1 0

2 1 0

F 2 0

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell (Lawrence Olum 90), Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph 85); Graham Zusi, Claudio Bieler, C.J. Sapong (Soony Saad 90)

Sporting KC at NY Red Bulls - April 17, 2013 Red Bull Arena | Harrison, NJ Attendance: 12,338 Weather: 64 degrees and clear Sporting Kansas City (4-1-2) New York Red Bulls (2-4-2)

1 1 0

2 0 0

F 1 0

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph 70); Graham Zusi, Claudio Bieler (Lawrence Olum 74), C.J. Sapong

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Mechack Jerome, Bobby Convey

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Mechack Jerome, Bobby Convey, Soony Saad

Montreal Impact : Troy Perkins; Jeb Brovsky, Matteo Ferrari, Karl Ouimette, Hassoun Camara; Patrice Bernier, Justin Mapp, Felipe Martins (Andrew Wenger 62), Davy Arnaud (c), Andres Romero (Sanna Nyassi 63); Marco Di Vaio (Blake Smith 79)

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Brandon Barklage, Markus Holgersson, Jamison Olave (Heath Pearce 33), Roy Miller; Eric Alexander (Ruben Bover 66), Dax McCarty, Juninho, Tim Cahill (Marius Obekop 77); Fabian Espindola, Thierry Henry

Subs not used: Evan Bush, Wandrille Lefevre, Calum Mallace, Collen Warner

Subs not used: Santiago Castano, Jonny Steele, Kosuke Kimura, Lloyd Sam

Shots Corner Kicks Fouls Offside

KC 21 (6) 6 16 5

MTL 6 (1) 5 11 4

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; dissent) 49 KC -- Seth Sinovic (caution; reckless foul) 53 MTL -- Felipe Martins (caution; reckless foul) 55 Scoring Summary: KC -- Claudio Bieler 3 (Benny Feilhaber 1) 5 KC -- Graham Zusi 2 (Benny Feilhaber 2) 80 Referee: Jorge Gonzalez Asst. Ref.: Adam Wienckowski Asst. Ref.: Matthew Kreitzer 4th Official: Matthew Foerster

Stats Shots (on goal) Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 13 (5) 16 3 6

NY 14 (3) 13 7 5

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Chance Myers (caution; reckless foul) 27 NY -- Tim Cahill (caution; reckless foul) 47+ KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; tactical foul) 69 NY -- Dax McCarty (caution; reckless foul) 81 KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; dissent) 87 NY -- Juninho (ejection; serious foul play) 91+ KC -- Jimmy Nielsen (caution; delaying a restart) 96+ Scoring Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin 1 (Graham Zusi 3) 13 Referee: Allen Chapman Assistant Referee: Greg Barkey Assistant Referee: C.J. Morgante 4th Official: Jose Carlos Rivero


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC vs Chivas USA - May 5, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,811 (sold out) Weather: 53 degrees and cloudy

Sporting KC at LA Galaxy - April 20, 2013 The Home Depot Center | Carson, CA Attendance: 25,908 Weather: 67 degrees and clear Sporting Kansas City (4-2-2) LA Galaxy (3-1-2)

1 0 1

2 0 1

F 0 2

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (5-3-2) 1 3 4 Chivas USA (3-4-2) 0 0 0

Sporting Kansas City : Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell (Peterson Joseph 46), Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Bobby Convey 76); Graham Zusi, Claudio Bieler, C.J. Sapong (Soony Saad 67)

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Mechack Jerome; Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura (Benny Feilhaber 76), Peterson Joseph; Graham Zusi (C.J. Sapong 67), Claudio Bieler, Jacob Peterson ( Josh Gardner 58)

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Mechack Jerome, Lawrence Olum

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Lawrence Olum, Mikey Lopez, Kevin Ellis

LA Galaxy: Carlo Cudicini; Sean Franklin, A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Todd Dunivant; Landon Donovan, Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas, Mike Magee; Robbie Keane (c), Jack McBean (Greg Cochrane 68)

Chivas USA: Dan Kennedy; Mario de Luna, Bobby Burling, Joaquin Velazquez; Carlos Borja (Carlos Alvarez 46) , Edgar Mejia, Jorge Villafana, Eric Avila; Tristan Bowen, Julio Morales (Miller Bolanos 46), Jose Manuel Rivera (Patrick McLain 56)

Subs not used: Brian Rowe, Hector Jimenez, Rafael Garcia, Michael Stephens, Jose Villarreal, Tommy Meyer

Subs not used: Josue Soto, Giovani Casillas, Steve Purdy, Marvin Iraheta

KC LA Shots (on goal) 9 (2) 12 (5) Saves 3 2 Fouls 16 16 Offside 2 5 Corner Kicks 6 3

Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

Misconduct Summary:

Misconduct Summary: CHV -- Joaquin Velazquez (caution; reckless foul) 1 CHV -- Julio Morales (caution; persistent infringement) 25 CHV -- Dan Kennedy (ejection; denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity) 54 KC -- Paulo Nagamura (caution; delaying a restart) 58 CHV -- Carlos Alvarez (caution; unsporting behavior) 73

KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; reckless tackle) 64 Scoring Summary: LA -- Marcelo Sarvas 1 (Landon Donovan 1) 27 LA -- Landon Donovan 1 (Robbie Keane 2, Marcelo Sarvas 2) 74

KC 17 (7) 0 12 4 6

CHV 3 (0) 3 11 1 2

Scoring Summary: KC -- Claudio Bieler 5 (Graham Zusi 4) 41 KC -- Claudio Bieler 6 (penalty kick) 57 KC -- Graham Zusi 3 (Josh Gardner 1, Paulo Nagamura 1) 65 KC -- C.J. Sapong 1 (Mechack Jerome 1, Oriol Rosell 1) 87

Referee: Jair Marrufo Asst. Ref.: Eric Boria Asst. Ref.: Adam Garner 4th Official: Ricardo Salaza

Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers - April 27, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,186 (sold out) Weather: 55 degrees and cloudy 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (4-3-2, 14 pts) 2 0 2 Portland Timbers (3-1-4, 13 pts) 2 1 3

Referee: Baldomero Toledo Asst. Ref.: Sean Hurd Asst. Ref.: Jonathan Johnson 4th Official: Hilario Grajeda

Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders - May 8, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,602 (sold out) Weather: 75 degrees and partly cloudy

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers (Mechack Jerome 93+); Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Jacob Peterson 61); Graham Zusi, Claudio Bieler, C.J. Sapong

Sporting Kansas City (5-4-2) Seattle Sounders FC (2-3-3)

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Lawrence Olum, Peterson Joseph, Bobby Convey

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Josh Gardner (Seth Sinovic 75), Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Claudio Bieler 66), Peterson Joseph; Graham Zusi, C.J. Sapong, Jacob Peterson (Kei Kamara 73)

Portland Timbers: Donovan Ricketts; Michael Harrington, Mikael Silvestre, Mamdou Danso (Andrew Jean-Baptiste 71), Jack Jewsbury; Will Johnson, Diego Chara, Rodney Wallace, Diego Valeri (Frederic Piquionne 78), Darlington Nagbe; Ryan Johnson (Ben Zemanski 72) Subs not used: Kalif Alhassan, Ryan Miller, Milos Kocic, Jose Valencia Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 18 (6) 4 13 1 5

POR 12 (7) 6 15 8 4

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; reckless tackle) 51 POR -- Ben Zemanski (caution; reckless tackle) 79 POR -- Rodney Wallace (caution; encroachment) 91+ Scoring Summary: KC -- Chance Myers 1 (Matt Besler 1) 1 POR -- Ryan Johnson 4 (Diego Valeri 1) 24 KC -- Chance Myers 2 (Aurelien Collin 1, Benny Feilhaber 3) 29 POR – Darlington Nagbe 2 (Ryan Johnson 2, Diego Valeri 2) 33 POR -- Rodney Wallace 2 (Diego Chara 3) 58 Referee: Hilario Grajeda Asst. Ref.: Fabio Tovar Asst. Ref.: Chris Strickland 4th Official: Younes Marrakchi

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Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Lawrence Olum , Mikey Lopez, Mechack Jerome Seattle Sounders FC: Michael Gspurning; Zach Scott, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Djimi Traore, Leo Gonzalez; Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso (C), Servando Carrasco, Mario Martinez ( Alex Caskey 94+); David Estrada (Mauro Rosales 85), Eddie Johnson Subs not used: Patrick Ianni, Dylan Remick, Andy Rose, Eriq Zavaleta Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 11 (3) 2 15 1 3

SEA 9 (2) 2 11 5 5

Misconduct Summary: SEA -- Marcus Hahnemann (dismissed; foul or abusive language) 24 KC -- Ike Opara (caution; reckless tackle) 45 KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless foul) 91+ Scoring Summary: SEA -- Djimi Traore 1 (unassisted) 94+ Referee: Geoff Gamble Asst. Ref.: Joe Fletcher Asst. Ref.: Marco Arruda 4th Official: Tyler Ploeger


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC at Houston Dynamo - May 12, 2013 BBVA Compass Stadium | Houston, TX Attendance: 19,004 Weather: 82 degrees and clear Sporting Kansas City (6-4-2) Houston Dynamo (6-3-2)

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Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo - May 26, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,876 (sold out) Weather: Mostly cloudy and 83 degrees 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (6-4-4) 0 1 1 Houston Dynamo (6-4-3) 1 0 1

Sporting Kansas City : Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic 75, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Mechack Jerome; Oriol Rosell (Lawrence Olum 61), Paulo Nagamura, Peterson Joseph; Graham Zusi, Claudio Bieler (C.J. Sapong 87), Jacob Peterson (Kei Kamara 55)

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Ike Opara, Mechack Jerome (Chance Myers 46); Paulo Nagamura, Oriol Rosell (Lawrence Olum 81), Peterson Joseph (Kei Kamara 52); Graham Zusi, Claudio Bieler, Jacob Peterson

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Chance Myers, Josh Gardner, Benny Feilhaber

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mikey Lopez, Michael Thomas, Josh Gardner

Houston Dynamo: Tally Hall; Kofi Sarkodie (Brian Ching 77) , Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor (Eric Brunner 46), Corey Ashe; Ricardo Clark, Adam Moffat (Jason Johnson 77), Brad Davis (c); Boniek Garcia, Will Bruin, Andrew Driver

Houston Dynamo: Tally Hall; Corey Ashe (Mike Chabala 46), Ricardo Clark, Kofi Sarkodie, Eric Brunner; Boniek Garcia, Brad Davis (c) ( Jason Johnson 87), Andrew Driver, Adam Moffat; Giles Barnes ( Warren Creavalle 81), Will Bruin

Subs not used: Erich Marscheider, Mike Chabala, Luiz Camargo, Alex Dixon Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 11 (3) 3 25 1 4

HOU 10 (4) 2 10 1 4

Subs not used: Tyler Deric, Anthony Arena, Brian Ching, Luiz Camargo Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless foul) 24 HOU -- Andrew Driver (caution; reckless foul) 29 KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; persistent infringement) 40 HOU -- Corey Ashe (caution; unsporting behavior) 71

KC 17 (5) 0 16 0 6

HOU 12 (1) 4 10 5 8

Misconduct Summary: HOU -- Giles Barnes (caution; delaying a restart) 50 KC -- Seth Sinovic (caution; reckless foul) 57

Scoring Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin 2 (Seth Sinovic 1) 73

Scoring Summary: HOU -- Brad Davis 3 (Will Bruin 4, Giles Barnes 2) 46+ KC -- Kei Kamara 1 (Claudio Bieler 1, Jacob Peterson 1) 68

Referee: Chris Penso Asst. Ref.: Chris Strickland Asst. Ref.: Mark Cahen 4th Official: Daniel Fitzgerald

Referee: Drew Fischer Asst. Ref.: Daniel Belleau Asst. Ref.: Kevin Duliba 4th Official: Daniel Radford

Sporting KC at D.C. United - May 19, 2013 RFK Stadium | Washington, D.C. Attendance: 13,612 Weather: Cloudy and 75 degrees Sporting Kansas City (6-4-3) D.C. United (1-8-2)

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Sporting KC vs Montreal Impact - June 1, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 19,470 (sold out) Weather: Cloudy and 66 degrees Sporting Kansas City (6-5-4) Montreal Impact (8-2-2)

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Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Ike Opara, Mechack Jerome; Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Kei Kamara 64), Peterson Joseph (Lawrence Olum 45); Graham Zusi , Claudio Bieler, Jacob Peterson (Josh Gardner 76)

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic (Josh Gardner 85), Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Mechack Jerome; Paulo Nagamura (C.J. Sapong 77), Oriol Rosell ,Peterson Joseph (Benny Feilhaber 62); Kei Kamara, Claudio Bieler, Jacob Peterson

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mikey Lopez, Chance Myers, C.J. Sapong

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Michael Thomas, Kevin Ellis, Lawrence Olum

D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Chris Korb, Ethan White, Dejan Jakovic, Daniel Woolard; Kyle Porter, Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon, Taylor Kemp (Chris Pontius 46); Dwyane De Rosario (c) (Carlos Ruiz 91+), Casey Townsend ( Lionard Pajoy 59)

Montreal Impact: Troy Perkins; Hassoun Camara, Matteo Ferrari, Dennis Iapichino, Alessandro Nesta; Patrice Bernier, Justin Mapp (Andres Romero 73), Felipe Martins (Jeb Brovksy 77), Sanna Nyassi, Collen Warner; Marco Di Vaio (Andrew Wenger 89)

Subs not used: Joe Willis, Conor Shanosky, James Riley, Brandon McDonald

Subs not used: Evan Bush, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Wandrille Lefevre, Blake Smith

Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 14 (5) 2 10 1 12

DC 7 (3) 5 9 2 4

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Lawrence Olum (caution; reckless tackle) 54 DC -- Perry Kitchen (caution; unsporting behavior) 85

KC 19 (6) 0 12 0 8

MTL 7 (2) 5 12 6 3

Scoring Summary: KC -- Ethan White (own goal) 60 DC -- Kyle Porter 1 (Chris Pontius 2) 65

Misconduct Summary: MTL -- Marco Sch채llibaum (dismissed; foul or abusive language) HT KC -- Mechack Jerome (caution; reckless foul) 46 KC -- Ike Opara (caution; reckless foul) 52 MTL -- Justin Mapp (caution; reckless tackle) 69 MTL -- Alessandro Nesta (ejection; violent conduct) 74 MTL -- Dennis Iapichino (caution; delaying a restart) 94+

Referee:: Jair Marrufo Asst. Ref.: Paul Scott Asst. Ref.: Matthew Nelson 4th Official: Daniel Fitzgerald

Scoring Summary: KC -- Claudio Bieler 7 (penalty kick) 49+ MTL -- Sanna Nyassi 1 (unassisted) 47 MTL -- Collen Warner 1 (unassisted) 53 Referee: Armando Villarreal Asst. Ref.: Greg Barkey Asst. Ref.: Claudio Badea 4th Official: Daniel Radford


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC at FC Dallas - June 22, 2013 FC Dallas Stadium | Frisco, TX Attendance: 16,361 Weather: Partly Cloudy and 93 degrees Sporting Kansas City (6-5-5) FC Dallas (8-3-5)

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Sporting KC vs Vancouver Whitecaps - July 3, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,137 (sold out) Weather: Partly cloudy and 70 degrees 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (7-5-6, 27 pts) 1 0 1 Vancouver Whitecaps (7-5-5, 26 pts) 1 0 1

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Mechack Jerome; Oriol Rosell (Jacob Peterson 88), Paulo Nagamura (Lawrence Olum 56), Graham Zusi; C.J. Sapong, Claudio Bieler (Teal Bunbury 74), Kei Kamara

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Kevin Ellis (Josh Gardner 86); Lawrence Olum (Benny Feilhaber 53), Oriol Rosell, Graham Zusi; Kei Kamara, Claudio Bieler (Dom Dwyer 58), Soony Saad

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Kevin Ellis, Peterson Joseph

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Jacob Peterson, Teal Bunbury

FC Dallas: Raul Fernandez, Michel (Ramon Nunez 74), Matt Hedges (Walker Zimmerman 46), George John, Zach Loyd, Je-Vaughn Watson, Andrew Jacobson, Jackson, David Ferreira (c), Fabian Castillo (Blas Perez 59), Kenny Cooper

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Brad Knighton; Brad Rusin, Johnny Leveron, Nigel Reo-Coker, Jordan Harvey; Matt Watson (Gershon Koffie 63), Jun Marques Davidson, Daigo Kobayashi; Kenny Miller, Corey Hertzog (Tommy Heineman 82), Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo

Subs not used: Chris Seitz, Stephen Keel, Jonathan Top, Bobby Warshaw Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 8 (3) 4 24 2 4

DAL 17 (6) 1 13 4 4

Misconduct Summary: KC -- C.J. Sapong (ejection; serious foul play) 68 KC -- Jimmy Nielsen (caution; delaying a restart) 93+ Scoring Summary: KC -- Kei Kamara 2 (penalty kick) 43 KC -- Je-Vaughn Watson (own goal) 57 DAL -- Andrew Jacobson 3 (Ramon Nunez 1) 88 DAL -- Walker Zimmerman 1 (David Ferreira 5) 90 Referee: Mark Geiger Asst. Ref.: Sean Hurd Asst. Ref.: Eric Proctor 4th Official: Kevin Terry Jr.

Sporting KC vs Columbus Crew - June 29, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,128 (sold out) Weather: Partly cloudy and 78 degrees 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (7-5-5, 26 pts) 1 2 3 Columbus Crew (5-7-5, 20 pts) 0 2 2 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Seth Sinovic (Kevin Ellis 63); Lawrence Olum, Oriol Rosell, Graham Zusi; Kei Kamara, Claudio Bieler (Dom Dwyer 82), Soony Saad (Ike Opara 90) Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Benny Feilhaber, Jacob Peterson, Teal Bunbury Columbus Crew: Andy Gruenebaum; Chad Barson (Aaron Schoenfeld 89), Chad Marshall, Tyson Wahl, Josh Williams; Danny O’Rourke, Federico Higuain (c), Dominic Oduro (Ben Speas 76), Kevan George, Bernardo Anor (Konrad Warzycha 81); Jairo Arrieta Subs not used: Ethan Finley, Eric Gehrig, Tony Tchani, Matt Lampson Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 24 (8) 1 10 1 3

CLB 8 (3) 5 12 9 1

Misconduct Summary: CLB -- Tyson Wahl (caution; reckless foul) 68 CLB -- Kevan George (caution; reckless foul) 70 KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless foul) 71 Scoring Summary: KC -- Kei Kamara 3 (Soony Saad 2) 34 CLB -- Jairo Arrieta 2 (Federico Higuain 4) 48 KC -- Claudio Bieler 8 (unassisted) 50 CLB -- Dominic Oduro 8 (unassisted) 53 KC -- Kei Kamara 4 (Claudio Bieler 2) 80 Referee: Juan Guzman Asst. Ref.: James Conlee Asst. Ref.: Chris Strickland 4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic

Subs not used: Darren Mattocks, Joe Cannon, Greg Klazura, Kekuta Manneh Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 25 (3) 1 13 1 7

VAN 10 (2) 2 10 2 1

Misconduct Summary: VAN -- Camilo De Silva Sanvezzo (caution; simulation) 46 KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless foul) 68 Scoring Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin 3 (unassisted) 35 VAN -- Camilo De Silva Sanvezzo 10 (unassisted) 45 Referee: Ricardo Salazar Asst. Ref.: Ian Anderson Asst. Ref.: Peter Balciunas 4th Official: Matthew Foerster Sporting KC at Chicago Fire - July 7, 2013 Toyota Park | Bridgeview, IL Attendance: 17,735 Weather: Clear and 85 degrees 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (8-5-6, 30 pts) 1 0 1 Chicago Fire (6-8-3, 21 pts) 1 0 1 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Seth Sinovic; Lawrence Olum (Dom Dwyer 83), Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Soony Saad 52); Kei Kamara, Claudio Bieler (Teal Bunbury 73), Graham Zusi Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Kevin Ellis, Ike Opara, Jacob Peterson Chicago Fire: Paolo Tornaghi; Gonzalo Segares, Bakary Soumare, Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry; Jeff Larentowicz, Patrick Nyarko (Joel Lindpere 72), Dilly Duka, Alex (Daniel Paladini 46); Chris Rolfe (Sherjill MacDonald 61), Mike Magee Subs not used: Maicon Santos, Wells Thompson, Michael Videira, Alec Kann Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 11 (2) 4 13 3 2

CHI 12 (5) 0 8 4 6

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Lawrence Olum (caution; reckless tackle) 28 KC -- Graham Zusi (caution; dissent) 55 CHI -- Gonzalo Segares (caution; reckless foul) 57 CHI -- Jalil Anibaba (caution; reckless foul) 62 CHI -- Jeff Larentowicz (caution; reckless foul) 81 CHI -- Bakary Soumare (caution; tactical foul) 85 CHI -- Daniel Paladini (ejection; serious foul play) 93+ Scoring Summary: KC -- Benny Feilhaber 1 (unassisted) 6 KC -- Graham Zusi 4 (Seth Sinovic 2) 8 CHI -- Mike Magee 11 (Jeff Larentowicz 3) 38 Referee: Baldomero Toledo Asst. Ref.: Peter Manikowski Asst. Ref.: Jeff Muschik 4th Official: Mark Kadlecik


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC vs Toronto FC - July 13, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 21,126 (sold-out) Weather: Mostly cloudy, 84 degrees 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (9-5-6, 33 pts) 1 2 3 Toronto FC (2-9-7, 13 pts) 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic; Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber, Graham Zusi (Teal Bunbury 85); Kei Kamara, Claudio Bieler (Dom Dwyer 71), Soony Saad (Jacob Peterson 81) Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Lawrence Olum, Kevin Ellis Toronto FC: Joseph Bendik; Ryan Richter (Jeremy Hall 46), Gale Agbossoumonde, Steven Caldwell, Richard Eckersley; Reggie Lambe, Matias Laba (Michael Thomas 78), Darel Russell, Bobby Convey; Robert Earnshaw (Justin Braun 60), Jeremy Brockie Subs not used: Stefan Frei; Mark Bloom, Emery Welshman, Andrew Wiedeman Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC TOR 24 (10) 4 (2) 2 7 9 13 2 6 6 1

Misconduct Summary: TOR -- Jeremy Brockie (caution; reckless tackle) 45 KC -- Matt Besler (caution; reckless foul) 48 TOR -- Reggie Lambe (ejection; serious foul play) 56 KC -- Claudio Bieler (caution; reckless tackle) 65 Scoring Summary: KC -- Soony Saad 1 (Seth Sinovic 3) 21 KC -- Soony Saad 2 (unassisted) 51 KC -- Claudio Bieler 9 (Benny Feilhaber 4, Kei Kamara 1) 63 Referee: Kevin Stott Asst. Ref.: Greg Barkey Asst. Ref.: Brian Poeschel 4th Official: Daniel Radford

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (10-5-6, 36 pts) 0 2 2 Real Salt Lake (11-6-4, 37 pts) 0 1 1 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Peterson Joseph (Lawrence Olum 63), Graham Zusi; Soony Saad (Benny Feilhaber 79), Claudio Bieler (Dom Dwyer 84), Kei Kamara Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mechack Jerome, C.J. Sapong, Teal Bunbury Real Salt Lake: Jeff Attinella; Chris Wingert, Nat Borchers, Aaron Maund, Lovel Palmer; Yordany Alvarez (Khari Stephenson 79), Ned Grabavoy, Luis Gil, Javier Morales(c); Joaa Plata (Abdoulie Mansally 68), Robbie Findley (Olmes Garcia 69) Subs not used: Eduardo Fernandez, Enzo Martinez, Sebastian Velasquez, Devon Sandoval KC 12 (7) 2 15 1 7

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (10-6-6, 36 pts) 0 0 0 Montreal Impact (10-5-5, 35 pts) 0 1 1 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Lawrence Olum, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Peterson Joseph (Benny Feilhaber 46), Graham Zusi; Soony Saad (C.J. Sapong 94+), Claudio Bieler (Dom Dwyer 80), Kei Kamara Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mechack Jerome, Teal Bunbury, Kevin Ellis Montreal Impact: Troy Perkins; Hassoun Camara, Jeb Brovsky, Alessandro Nesta, Matteo Ferrari; Felipe Martins (Andres Romero 66), Davy Arnaud, Patrice Bernier, Sanna Nyassi (Blake Smith 80), Justin Mapp; Marco Di Vaio (Andrew Wenger 98+) Subs not used: Daniele Paponi, Dennis Iapichino, Evan Bush, Collen Warner Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 14 (4) 3 21 1 5

MTL 7 (4) 4 17 1 4

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Seth Sinovic (caution; reckless foul) 1 KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution, tactical foul) 24 KC -- Claudio Bieler (caution; reckless tackle) 70 MTL -- Patrice Bernier (caution; reckless foul) 71 KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; persistent infringement) 88 Scoring Summary: MTL -- Blake Smith 2 (Marco Di Vaio 2, Hassoun Camara 1) 96+ Referee: Armando Villarreal Asst. Ref.: Craig Lowry Asst. Ref.: Kermit Quisenberry 4th Official: Mathieu Bourdeau

Sporting KC at Real Salt Lake - July 20, 2013 Rio Tinto Stadium | Sandy, UT Attendance: 19,832 Weather: Clear and 95 degrees

Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

Sporting KC at Montreal Impact - July 27, 2013 Stade Saputo | Quebec, Canada Attendance: 20,527 Weather: Cloudy and 77 degrees

RSL 7 (3) 5 11 3 6

Misconduct Summary: RSL -- Chris Wingert (caution; reckless foul) 3 RSL -- Luis Gil (caution; tactical foul) 37 RSL -- Javier Morales (caution; delaying a restart) 44 SKC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; reckless tackle) 55 RSL -- Chris Wingert (caution; tactical foul) 66 RSL -- Chris Wingert (ejection; second caution) 66 SKC -- Lawrence Olum (caution; reckless tackle) 71 SKC -- Claudio Bieler (caution; reckless foul) 73

Sporting KC vs New York Red Bulls - August 3, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 21,304 (largest in stadium history) Weather: 84 degrees and partly cloudy 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (10-7-6, 36 pts) 1 1 2 New York Red Bulls (11-7-5, 38 pts) 1 2 3 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Peterson Joseph (Ike Opara 97+), Benny Feilhaber (Teal Bunbury 80); Soony Saad, Claudio Bieler ( Dom Dwyer 71), Kei Kamara Subs not used: Jacob Peterson, Mechack Jerome, Lawrence Olum, Eric Kronberg New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Jamison Olave, Brandon Barklage, Roy Miller, Markus Holgersson; Eric Alexander (Lloyd Sam 60, Kosuke Kimura 87), Ibrahim Sekagya, Jonathan Steele, Dax McCarty; Thierry Henry, Fabian Espindola (Peguy Luyindula 80) Subs not used: Andre Akpan, Marius Obekop, Matt Miazga, Ryan Meara Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 27 (8) 2 10 2 6

NY 5 (5) 6 12 4 1

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; reckless foul) 36 KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; dissent) 69 NY -- Mike Petke (dismissed; foul or abusive language) 99+

Scoring Summary: RSL -- Robbie Findley 5 (unassisted) 56 KC -- Soony Saad 3 (Claudio Bieler 3) 67 KC -- Ike Opara 2 (Graham Zusi 6) 97+

Scoring Summary: NY -- Jonathan Steele 3 (Dax McCarty 2) 27 KC -- Kei Kamara 5 (unassisted) 45 NY -- Fabian Espindola 7 (Lloyd Sam 1) 63 NY -- Lloyd Sam 2 (Jonathan Steele 4, Luis Robles 1) 69 KC -- Dom Dwyer 1 (Kei Kamara 2) 92+

Referee: Matthew Foerster Asst. Ref.: Kevin Duliba Asst. Ref.: Baboucarr Jallow 4th Official: Allen Chapman

Referee: Chris Penso Asst. Ref.: Corey Parker Asst. Ref.: George Gansner 4th Official: Kevin Terry Jr.


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC vs New England Revolution - August 10, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 19,988 (sold-out) Weather: 82 degrees and sunny

Sporting KC at Chicago Fire - August 23, 2013 Toyota Park | Bridgeview, Ill. Attendance: 17,085 Weather: 79 degrees and sunny

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (11-7-6, 39 pts) 1 2 3 New England Revolution (8-9-6, 30 pts) 0 0 0

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (11-9-6, 39 pts) 0 0 0 Chicago Fire (10-10-4, 34 pts) 1 0 1

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Peterson Joseph (Lawrence Olum 57), Benny Feilhaber; Soony Saad (C.J. Sapong 77), Claudio Bieler ( Dom Dwyer 83), Kei Kamara

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell (Lawrence Olum 82), Peterson Joseph, Benny Feilhaber (Soony Saad 57); C.J. Sapong, Teal Bunbury (Dom Dwyer 67), Graham Zusi

Subs not used: Jacob Peterson, Mechack Jerome, Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mechack Jerome, Ike Opara, Claudio Bieler

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth; Kevin Alston (Diego Fagundez 57), Jose Goncalves (c), Stephen McCarthy, Andrew Farrell; Chris Tierney, Lee Nguyen (Andy Dorman 71), Scott Caldwell, Kelyn Rowe, Saer Sene ( Chad Barrett 63); Dimitry Imbongo

Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Jalil Anibaba, Gonzalo Segares, Hunter Jumper, Austin Berry; Egidio Arevalo Rios, Alex (Patrick Nyarko 65), Jeff Larentowicz, Dilly Duka (Joel Lindpere 85); Mike Magee, Chris Rolfe (Juan Luis Anangono 69)

Subs not used: Matt Reis, A.J. Soares, Ryan Guy, Darrius Barnes

Subs not used: Paolo Tornaghi, Quincy Amarikwa, Logan Pause, Dan Paladini

Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

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KC 11 (3) 4 16 1 3

NE 8 (4) 0 15 7 1

KC 18 (4) 4 14 1 6

CHI 12 (5) 4 16 2 7

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Benny Feilhaber (caution; dissent) 34 NE -- Dimitry Imbongo (caution; dissent) 53 NE -- Dimitry Imbongo (caution; reckless foul) 65 NE -- Dimitry Imbongo (ejection; second caution) 65 KC -- Claudio Bieler (caution; reckless foul) 81 NE -- Andy Dorman (ejection; serious foul play) 86 NE -- Stephen McCarthy (caution; tactical foul) 90

Misconduct Summary: CHI -- Alex (caution; delaying a restart) 20 CHI -- Hunter Jumper (caution; reckless tackle) 35 KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; reckless tackle) 62 KC -- Matt Besler (caution; tactical foul) 88

Scoring Summary: KC -- Kei Kamara 6 (Soony Saad 3) 27 KC -- Kei Kamara 7 (Soony Saad 4) 50 KC -- Benny Feilhaber 2 (unassisted) 92+

Referee: Mark Geiger Asst. Ref.: Adam Wienckowski Asst. Ref.: Peter Balciunas 4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic

Scoring Summary: CHI -- Hunter Jumper 1 (Mike Magee 3, Jalil Anibaba 3) 13

Referee: Baldomero Toledo Asst. Ref.: Fabio Tovar Asst. Ref.: Mike Rottersman 4th Official: Daniel Radford

Sporting KC vs Colorado Rapids - August 31, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, Kan. Attendance: 19,579 (sold out) Weather: 91 degrees and clear

Sporting KC at San Jose Earthquakes - August 18, 2013 Buck Shaw Stadium | Santa Clara, Calif. Attendance: 10,525 Weather: Sunny and 84 degrees 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (11-8-6, 39 pts) 0 0 0 San Jose Earthquakes (9-10-6, 33 pts) 0 1 1 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Lawrence Olum, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph 77); Soony Saad, Claudio Bieler ( Teal Bunbury 56), Jacob Peterson (C.J. Sapong 69) Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mechack Jerome, Ike Opara, Mikey Lopez San Jose Earthquakes: Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson, Jordan Stewart, Marvin Chavez (Justin Morrow 81), Sam Cronin, Rafael Baca, Jaime Alas (Cordell Cato 68), Chris Wondolowski, Alan Gordon (Steven Lenhart 90) Subs not used: David Bingham, Jason Hernandez, Adam Jahn, Walter Martinez Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 9 (3) 2 16 3 7

SJ 9 (3) 3 9 2 3

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Chance Myers (caution; reckless foul) 23 KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless foul) 32

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (12-9-6, 42 pts) 1 1 2 Colorado Rapids (9-13-5, 32 pts) 0 1 1 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic; Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Kei Kamara 84); Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer (Teal Bunbury 74), Soony Saad (C.J. Sapong 79) Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Josh Gardner, Ike Opara, Claudio Bieler Colorado Rapids: Clint Irwin; Chris Klute, Drew Moor (c), Shane O’Neill, Marvell Wynne; Hendry Thomas, Dillon Powers, Deshorn Brown (Edson Buddle 70), Nathan Sturgis (Martin Rivero 57), Vicente Sanchez (Atiba Harris 80); Gabriel Torres Subs not used: Brenton Griffiths, Nick LaBrocca, Matt Pickens, German Mera Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 15 (3) 4 17 1 3

COL 10 (5) 1 15 1 1

Misconduct Summary: COL — Hendry Thomas (caution; persistent infringment)65 KC — Oriol Rosell (caution; reckless foul) 70 COL — Drew Moor (caution; tactical foul) 91+ Scoring Summary:

Scoring Summary: SJ -- Chris Wondolowski 8 (Steven Beitashour 3) 55

KC — Benny Feilhaber 3 (Dom Dwyer 1) 33 COL — Edson Buddle 4 (unassisted) 77 KC — Graham Zusi 5 (C.J. Sapong 2, Chance Myers 2) 88

Referee: Juan Guzman Asst. Ref.: Eric Proctor Asst. Ref.: Mike Kampmeinert 4th Official: Jesus Cisneros

Referee: Silviu Petrescu Asst. Ref.: Joe Fletcher Asst. Ref.: Jason Cullum 4th Official: Armando Villarreal


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC vs Columbus Crew - September 7, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, Kan. Attendance: 19,211 (sold out) Weather: 93 degrees and clear

Sporting KC vs Philadelphia Union - September 27, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, Kan. Attendance: 19,243 (sold out; 32nd consecutive) Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (13-9-6, 45 pts) 2 1 3 Columbus Crew (9-14-5, 32 pts) 0 0 0

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (14-10-6, 48 pts) 0 0 0 Philadelphia Union (11-10-9, 42 pts) 1 0 1

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Josh Gardner; Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Jimmy Medranda 90); C.J. Sapong, Claudio Bieler (Teal Bunbury 76), Soony Saad (Jacob Peterson 64)

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph 75), Graham Zusi; C.J. Sapong, Dom Dwyer ( Claudio Bieler 66), Jacob Peterson (Soony Saad 46)

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Lawrence Olum, Kevin Ellis, Mikey Lopez

Subs not used: Lawrence Olum, Eric Kronberg, Josh Gardner, Matt Besler

Columbus Crew: Matt Lampson; Eric Gehrig, Tyson Wahl, Chad Marshall (Danny O’Rourke 28), Chad Barson; Ethan Finlay (Tony Tchani 46), Justin Meram (Jairo Arrieta 59), Wil Trapp, Bernardo Anor; Dominic Oduro, Ryan Finley

Philadelphia Union: Zac MacMath; Amobi Okugo, Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke, Sheanon Williams (Jack McInerney 83); Michael Farfan, Danny Cruz (Sebastien Le Toux 58), Fabinho, Michael Lahoud, Brian Carroll; Conor Casey (Aaron Wheeler 67)

Subs not used: Daniel Withrow, Konrad Warzycha, Ben Speas, Agustin Viana Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 13 (4) 1 15 2 3

CLB 6 (1) 1 15 2 3

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Paulo Nagamura (caution; reckless tackle) 46+ CLB -- Tony Tchani (caution; unsporting behavior) 52 CLB -- Danny O’Rourke (caution; reckless foul) 62 KC -- Claudio Bieler (caution; reckless tackle) 63 Scoring Summary: KC -- Claudio Bieler 10 (penalty kick) 7 KC -- Soony Saad 4 (Claudio Bieler 4) 41 KC -- C.J. Sapong 2 (Oriol Rosell 2) 55 Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero Asst. Ref.: George Gansner Asst. Ref.: Mark Cahen 4th Official: Kevin Terry Jr. Sporting KC at Toronto FC - September 21, 2013 BMO Field | Toronto, Ont. Attendance: 12,627 Weather: 61 degrees and rain 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (14-9-6, 48 pts) 1 1 2 Toronto FC (4-15-11, 23 pts) 1 0 0 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Lawrence Olum, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph 64), Graham Zusi; C.J. Sapong, Dom Dwyer (Teal Bunbury 85), Jacob Peterson (Josh Gardner 81) Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Soony Saad, Matt Besler, Christian Duke Toronto FC: Joe Bendik; Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, Mark Bloom, Steven Caldwell; Alvaro Rey (Kyle Bekker 83), Jeremy Hall (Justin Braun 74), Bobby Convey; Darel Russell, Bright Dike, Andrew Wiedeman (Reggie Lambe 65) Subs not used: Richard Eckersley, Stefan Frei, Gale Agbossoumonde, Emery Welshman Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 11 (5) 1 14 0 2

TOR 9 (2) 3 12 1 7

Misconduct Summary: TOR -- Darel Russell (caution; reckless tackle) 9 TOR -- Jeremy Hall (caution; reckless tackle) 11 KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; tactical foul) 17 TOR -- Steven Caldwell (ejection; serious foul play) 86 KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; reckless tackle) 91+ TOR -- Ryan Nelsen (dismissed; foul or abusive language) 94+ Scoring Summary: KC -- C.J. Sapong 3 (Dom Dwyer 2, Graham Zusi 7) 18 TOR -- Darel Russell 2 (Alvaro Rey 1) 38 KC -- C.J. Sapong 4 (Chance Myers 3) 53 Referee: Allen Chapman Asst. Ref.: Daniel Belleau Asst. Ref.: Claudio Badea 4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic

Subs not used: Leonardo Fernandes, Antoine Hoppenot, Oka Nikolov, Roger Torres Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 19 (5) 2 11 0 7

PHI 8 (3) 5 17 2 1

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; tactical foul) 34 PHI -- Brian Carroll (caution; reckless tackle) 70 KC -- Benny Feilhaber (caution; reckless tackle) 74 PHI -- Sheanon Williams (caution; delaying a restart) 82 KC -- Ike Opara (caution; tactical foul) 89 Scoring Summary: PHI -- Conor Casey 10 (unassisted) 36 Referee: Ricardo Salazar Asst. Ref.: Corey Rockwell Asst. Ref.: Chris Strickland 4th Official: Younes Marrakchi

Sporting KC at Columbus Crew - October 5, 2013 Crew Stadium | Columbus, Ohio Attendance: 19,107 Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (15-10-6, 51 pts) 1 0 1 Columbus Crew (12-15-5, 41 pts) 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Chance Myers; Lawrence Olum, Peterson Joseph, Graham Zusi; C.J. Sapong, Dom Dwyer (Teal Bunbury 84), Soony Saad (Jacob Peterson 70). Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Aurelien Collin, Christian Duke, Benny Feilhaber Josh Gardner. Columbus Crew: Matt Lampson; Chad Barson (Ben Speas 82), Chad Marshall, Tyson Wahl, Agustin Viana (Josh Williams 71); Dominic Oduro, Wil Trapp, Tony Tchani, Bernardo Anor, Federico Higuain (c), Jairo Arrieta (Ryan Finley 76). Subs not used: Andy Gruenebaum, Kevan George, Ethan Finlay, Justin Meram Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 13 (5) 1 19 1 6

CLB 12 (1) 4 6 8 9

Misconduct Summary: KC -- C.J. Sapong (caution; reckless foul) 67 KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; tactical foul) 85 Scoring Summary: KC -- Ike Opara 3 (Graham Zusi 8) 17 Referee: Jorge Gonzalez Asst. Ref.: Brian Dunn Asst. Ref.: Scott Kachmarik 4th Official: Kevin Terry Jr.


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC at Houston Dynamo - October 9, 2013 BBVA Compass Stadium | Houston, Texas Attendance: 16,433 Weather: 78 degrees and clear

Sporting KC at Philadelphia Union - October 26, 2013 PPL Park | Chester, Penn. Attendance: 18,462 Weather: 53 degrees and windy

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (15-10-7, 52 pts) 0 0 0 Houston Dynamo (13-10-9, 48 pts) 0 0 0

Score 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7, 58 pts) 0 2 2 Philadelphia Union (12-12-10, 46 pts) 0 1 1

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Lawrence Olum, Oriol Rosell, Peterson Joseph; C.J. Sapong, Dom Dwyer (Teal Bunbury 74), Soony Saad (J acob Peterson 59)

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin (Ike Opara 46), Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Lawrence Olum, Graham Zusi; Jacob Peterson, Dom Dwyer (Teal Bunbury 82), Soony Saad (Josh Gardner 75)

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Federico Bessone, Benny Feilhaber, Josh Gardner, Christian Duke Houston Dynamo: Tally Hall; Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Corey Ashe; Andrew Driver, Warren Creavalle, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis; Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 89), Will Bruin Subs not used: Tyler Deric, Jason Johnson, Alexander Lopez, Mike Chabala, Omar Cummings, Servando Carrasco Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 4 (1) 4 21 0 4

HOU 12 (5) 1 12 1 8

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless tackle) 25 HOU -- Corey Ashe (caution; reckless tackle) 34 KC -- Lawrence Olum (caution; reckless foul) 38 KC -- Oriol Rosell (caution; tactical foul) 57 KC -- Teal Bunbury (caution; delaying a restart) 87 HOU -- Kofi Sarkodie (caution; tactical foul) 92+ Scoring Summary: None

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Claudio Bieler, Peterson Joseph, Benny Feilhaber Philadelphia Union: Zac MacMath; Fabinho, Sheanon Williams, Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke; Michael Farfan, Amobi Okugo, Danny Cruz (Sebastien Le Toux 70), Kleberson (Roger Torres 61); Conor Casey, Antoine Hoppenot (Jack McInerney 61) Subs not used: Michael Lahoud, Oka Nikolov, Aaron Wheeler, Matt Kassel Stats KC PHI Shots (on goal) 16 (7) 12 (3) Saves 1 5 Fouls 16 15 Offside 2 5 Corners Kicks 2 2 Misconduct Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; unsporting behavior) 41 PHI -- Aurelien Collin (caution; unsporting behavior) 41 PHI -- Michael Farfan (caution; tactical foul) 50 Scoring Summary: KC -- Graham Zusi 6 (Lawrence Olum 1, Matt Besler 2) 47 PHI -- Jack McInerney 12 (Jeff Parke 1) 88 KC -- Lawrence Olum 1 (Teal Bunbury 1) 92+ Referee: Baldomero Toledo Asst. Ref.: Kermit Quisenberry Asst. Ref.: Corey Parker 4th Official: Silviu Petrescu

Referee: Armando Villarreal Asst. Ref.: Adam Garner Asst. Ref.: Jeff Muschik 4th Official: Ismail Elfath Sporting KC vs D.C. United - October 18, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, Kansas Attendance: 18,932 Weather: 39 degrees and cloudy

Sporting KC at New England Revolution - November 2, 2013 Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, Mass. Attendance: 15,164 Weather: 55 degrees and partly cloudy

1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (16-10-7, 55 pts) 1 0 1 D.C. United (3-27-7, 16 pts) 0 0 0

Sporting Kansas City New England Revolution

1 0 0

2 1 2

F 1 2

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Ike Opara, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Graham Zusi 46), Peterson Joseph (Lawrence Olum 58); C.J. Sapong, Dom Dwyer (Claudio Bieler 78), Soony Saad

Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic; Lawrence Olum, Oriol Rosell, Graham Zusi; C.J. Sapong, Teal Bunbury (Dom Dwyer 77), Jacob Peterson (Soony Saad 70)

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Josh Gardner, Teal Bunbury, Jacob Peterson

Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mechack Jerome, Ike Opara, Benny Feilhaber, Peterson Joseph

D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Perry Kitchen, Chris Korb, Dennis Iapichino, Daniel Woolard; Jared Jeffrey, Nick DeLeon (Collin Martin 46), Chris Pontius, Lewis Neal; Conor Doyle (Michael Seaton 80), Luis Silva (Dwayne De Rosario 63)

New England Revolution: Matt Reis; Darrius Barnes, Jose Goncalves, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell; Andy Dorman, Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe (Chad Barrett 85), Lee Nguyen, Juan Agudelo; Dimitry Imbongo (Scott Caldwell 71)

Subs not used: Conor Shanosky, James Riley, Kyle Porter, Joe Willis

Subs not used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Stephen McCarthy, Charlie Davies, Jerry Bengtson, Donnie Smith

Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corners Kicks

KC 8 (4) 1 13 1 4

DC 6 (1) 3 21 4 3

Misconduct Summary: DC -- Nick DeLeon (caution; reckless tackle) 29 DC -- Jared Jeffrey (caution; reckless foul) 30 DC -- Perry Kitchen (caution; reckless foul) 39 DC -- Dennis Iapichino (caution; reckless foul) 87 KC -- Soony Saad (caution; delaying a restart) 93+

Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 13 (4) 1 12 2 3

NE 8 (3) 2 13 2 2

Scoring Summary: KC -- Dom Dwyer 2 (unassisted) 7

Misconduct Summary: KC -- Seth Sinovic (caution; reckless foul) 53 NE -- Dimitry Imbongo (caution; reckless foul) 69 KC -- Teal Bunbury (caution; unsporting behavior) 71 KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; reckless foul) 76 NE -- Lee Nguyen (caution; reckless tackle) 84 NE -- A.J. Soares (caution; reckless foul) 90 NE -- Chad Barrett (caution; delaying a restart) 92+

Referee: Chris Penso Asst. Ref.: Craig Lowry Asst. Ref.: Corey Parker 4th Official: Allen Chapman

Scoring Summary: NE -- Andy Dorman (unassisted) 55 NE -- Kelyn Rowe (Lee Nguyen, Juan Agudelo) 67 KC -- Aurelien Collin (C.J. Sapong, Chance Myers) 69 Referee: Ismail Elfath Asst. Ref.: George Gansner Asst. Ref.: Corey Rockwell 4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez


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2013 Schedule and Box Scores Sporting KC vs New England Revolution - November 6, 2013 Sporting Park | Kansas City, Kan. Attendance: 19,031 Weather: 41 degrees and partly cloudy Score 1 2 1OT 2OT F Sporting Kansas City (1-1-0) 1 1 0 1 3 New England Revolution (1-1-0) 0 1 0 0 1 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic; Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura (Soony Saad 97), Benny Feilhaber (Ike Opara 116); C.J. Sapong, Dom Dwyer (Claudio Bieler 84), Graham Zusi Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mechack Jerome, Jacob Peterson, Teal Bunbury New England Revolution: Matt Reis; A.J. Soares, Jose Goncalves, Darrius Barnes (Jerry Bengtson 115), Andrew Farrell; Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe, Andy Dorman (Scott Caldwell 46), Lee Nguyen, Juan Agudelo; Dimitry Imbongo ( Chad Barrett 78) Subs not used: Clyde Simms, Donald Smith, Bobby Shuttleworth, Stephen McCarthy Stats Shots Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 32 (10) 1 17 3 10

NE 5 (2) 7 27 1 1

Misconduct Summary: NE -- Darrius Barnes (caution; unsporting behavior) 19 KC -- Chance Myers (caution; unsporting behavior) 19 NE -- Scott Caldwell (caution; reckless foul) 88 Scoring Summary: KC -- Aurelien Collin 2 (unassisted) 41 NE -- Dimitry Imbongo 1 (Kelyn Rowe 1) 70 KC -- Seth Sinovic 1 (Graham Zusi 1, Aurelien Collin 1) 79 KC -- Claudio Bieler 1 (Benny Feilhaber 1) 113 Referee: Mark Geiger Asst. Ref.: Sean Hurd Asst. Ref.: Joe Fletcher 4th Official: Sorin Stoica Sporting KC at Houston Dynamo - November 9, 2013 BBVA Compass Stadium | Houston, Texas Attendance: 22,107 Weather: 70 degrees and cloudy Score 1 2 F Sporting Kansas City (1-1-1) 0 0 0 Houston Dynamo (2-0-2) 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Nielsen (c); Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic; Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (C.J. Sapong 74); Graham Zusi, Teal Bunbury (Dom Dwyer 76), Jacob Peterson (Ike Opara 84) Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Mechack Jerome, Claudio Bieler, Soony Saad Houston Dynamo: Tally Hall; Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Mike Chabala; Boniek Garcia, Warren Creavalle, Ricardo Clark (Andrew Driver 26), Brad Davis (c); Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 46), Omar Cummings (Giles Barnes 78) Subs not used: Tyler Deric, Servando Carrasco, Jason Johnson, Alexander Lopez Stats Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

KC 15 (3) 3 12 2 1

Misconduct Summary: None Scoring Summary: None Referee: Kevin Stott Asst. Ref.: Greg Barkey Asst. Ref.: Adam Wienckowski 4th Official: Chris Penso

HOU 10 (3) 2 11 2 4


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Sporting KC Miscellaneous Stats - 2013 Regular Season 2013 Record When…

Record By Month...

15-2-3 Scoring first goal 2-8-1 Conceding first goal 11-1-1 Leading at halftime 6-5-5 Tied at halftime 0-4-1 Trailing at halftime 0-6-3 Scoring 0 goals 5-2-3 Scoring 1 goal 6-2-1 Scoring 2 goals 5-0-0 Scoring 3 goals 1-0-0 Scoring 4+ goals 10-0-3 Allowing 0 goals 6-5-3 Allowing 1 goal 1-3-1 Allowing 2 goals 0-2-0 Allowing 3 goals N/A Allowing 4+ goals Wearing Sporting Blue 15-8-6 2-1-1 Wearing Dark indigo 0-1-0 Wearing Black 13-0-1 Leading at 75’ 4-2-6 Tied at 75’ 0-8-0 Trailing at 75’ Outshooting opponent 14-8-5 3-1-2 Outshot by opponent Shots even 0-1-0 One-goal games 11-9-0 On ESPN 1-0-0 On NBCSN 2-4-2 On KCWE 1-1-0 On KSMO-TV 13-5-5 Day games (before 5pm) 5-1-4 Games 5pm CT or later 12-9-3 With red card for 0-0-1 With red card against 7-1-0 Temperature 75 & up 8-5-4 Temperature below 75 9-4-3 Indoors 0-1-0 In Pacific time zone 0-2-0 In Mountain time zone 1-0-0 In Central time zone 11-6-5 In Eastern time zone 5-2-2 vs. Eastern Conference 14-6-5 vs. Western Conference 3-4-2 On grass 17-9-6 On turf 0-1-1 With zero subs N/A With one sub 0-0-2 With two subs 2-2-1 with three subs 15-8-4

March 2013 March all-time April 2013 April all-time May 2013 May all-time June 2013 June all-time July 2013 July all-time Aug. 2013 Aug. all-time Sept. 2013 Sept. all-time Oct. 2013 Oct. all-time

Quickest Goal... 2-1-2 10-7-3 2-2-0 37-29-11 2-1-2 28-36-19 1-1-1 34-28-21 3-1-1 40-32-23 2-3-0 36-42-13 2-1-0 27-32-13 3-0-1 17-10-13

Team-by-team (in 2013)... vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs.

12-24-10 (1-1-1) Chicago 8-4-4 (1-0-0) Chivas USA 21-17-13 (1-0-0) Colorado Rapids 22-21-6 (3-0-0) Columbus Crew 20-18-10 (2-0-1) D.C. United 20-19-9 (0-0-1) FC Dallas 4-6-8 (1-0-2) Houston Dynamo 18-23-11 (0-1-0) LA Galaxy 3-4-1 Miami Fusion 2-3-1 (1-2-0) Montreal Impact 23-13-11 (1-0-1) NE Revolution New York Red Bulls 19-18-11 (1-1-0) Philadelphia Union 4-2-3 (2-1-0) 2-2-0 (0-1-0) Portland Timbers 8-5-3 (1-0-0) Real Salt Lake 20-21-7 (0-1-0) SJ Earthquakes Seattle Sounders FC 1-6-1 (0-1-0) 10-6-1 Tampa Bay Mutiny 10-4-4 (2-1-0) Toronto FC Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0-2 (0-0-1)

Home and Away... Overall All-time 2013 at home All-time at home 2013 on road All-time on road

229-216-116 9-5-3 150-80-50 8-5-4 79-136-66

Quickest Goal Against... Game-winning goals after 75’...

Game-tying goals after 75’... Game-winning goals against after 75’...

40 sec, Chance Myers, 4/27 vs POR 3 min, Robert Earnshaw, 3/9 at TOR

89 min, Claudio Bieler, 4/5 vs D.C. 80 min, Kei Kamara, 6/29 vs CLB 90+7 min, Ike Opara, 7/20 at RSL 88 min, Graham Zusi, 8/31 vs COL 90+2 min, Lawrence Olum, 10/26 at PHI N/A 90+4 min, Djimi Traore, 5/8 vs SEA 90+6, Blake Smith, 7/27 at MTL

Game-tying goals against after 75’... 90 min, Walker Zimmerman, 6/22 at DAL

Hat Tricks...

N/A

Hat Tricks Against...

N/A

Own Goals... Own Goals Against... Red Cards... Red Cards Against...

Penalty Kicks...

57 min, Je-Vaughn Watson, 6/22 at DAL N/A 68 min, C.J. Sapong, 6/22 vs DAL 90+1 min, Juninho, 4/17 at NY 54 min, Dan Kennedy, 5/5 vs CHV 74 min, Alessandro Nesta, 6/1 vs MTL 90+3 min, Daniel Paladini, 7/7 at CHI 56 min, Reggie Lambe, 7/13 vs TOR 66 min, Chris Wingert, 7/20 at RSL 65 min, Dimitry Imbongo, 8/10 vs NE 86 min, Andy Dorman, 8/10 vs NE 86 min, Steven Caldwell, 9/21 at TOR 57 min, Claudio Bieler, 5/5 vs CHV 45+4 min, Claudio Bieler, 6/1 vs MTL 43 min, Kei Kamara, 6/22 at DAL 7 min, Claudio Bieler, 9/7 vs CLB

Penalty Kicks Against...

3 min, Robert Earnshaw, 3/9 at TOR

Youngest Goalscorer...

20y238d, Oriol Rosell, 3/2 at PHI

Oldest Goalscorer... Youngest Starter... Oldest Starter...

29y190d, Claudio Bieler, 9/7 vs CLB 20y218d, Soony Saad, 3/23 at NE 36y81d, Jimmy Nielsen, 10/26 vs PHI

2013 REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS SCORING 1 2 TOTAL SHOTS 1 2 TOTAL SOG 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING 21 26 47 SPORTING 231 270 501 SPORTING 73 82 155 OPP. 13 17 30 OPP. 154 147 301 OPP. 56 45 101 FOULS 1 2 TOTAL OFFSIDES 1 2 TOTAL CORNERS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING 226 285 511 SPORTING 31 19 50 SPORTING 68 103 171 OPP. 226 226 452 OPP. 71 59 130 OPP. 77 57 134 CAUTIONS 1 2 TOTAL EJECTIONS 1 2 TOTAL PK 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING 22 45 67 SPORTING 0 1 1 SPORTING 3 1 4 OPP. 20 37 57 OPP. 0 9 9 OPP. 1 0 1


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Single Season Records (Field Players)

All-Time Records (Field Players)

Stat

Player

#

Stat

Player

#

Games

C.J. Sapong (2011)

34

Games

Davy Arnaud

240

Minutes

Nick Garcia (2000) & Peter Vermes (2000)

2916

Minutes

Kerry Zavagnin

20516

Goals

Preki (1996)

18

Goals

Preki

71

Assists

Preki (1997 & 2003)

17

Assists

Preki

98

Shots

Preki (1996)

140

Shots

Preki

693

Shots on goal

Preki (1996)

61

Shots on goal

Preki

283

Fouls Committed

Chris Henderson (2000)

79

Fouls Committed

Davy Arnaud

328

Fouls Suffered

Davy Arnaud (2004)

111

Fouls Suffered

Davy Arnaud

528

Offsides

Eddie Johnson (2007)

50

Offsides

Eddie Johnson

126

Corner Kicks

Graham Zusi (2012)

150

Corner Kicks

Preki

452

Cautions

Aurelien Collin (2013)

13

Cautions

Kerry Zavagnin

44

Ejections

Davy Arnaud (2010)

3

Ejections

Nick Garcia

5

Single Season Records (Goalkeepers) Stat

Player

#

Games

Jimmy Nielsen (2012 & 2013)

34

Minutes

Jimmy Nielsen (2012 & 2013)

3060

Wins

Mike Ammann (1997)

21

Losses

Mike Ammann (1998)

16

Draws

Bo Oshoniyi (2005)

12

Shutouts

Tony Meola (2000)

16

Goals Against Average

Jimmy Nielsen (2012)

0.79

Goals Allowed

Ammann (1997)/Kevin Hartman (2007)

79

Saves

Tony Meola (2000)

129

All-Time Records (Goalkeepers) Stat

Player

#

Games

Jimmy Nielsen

128

Minutes

Jimmy Nielsen

11497

Wins

Jimmy Nielsen

57

Losses

Tony Meola

45

Draws

Jimmy Nielsen

32

Shutouts

Jimmy Nielsen

45

Goals Allowed

Tony Meola

154

Saves

Tony Meola

507

Goals Against Average

Jimmy Nielsen

0.99

Single Game Records (Field Players)

Single Season Team Records

Stat

Player

#

Stat

Year

#

Goals

Digital Takawira (1998), Preki (1998), Davy Arnaud (2004), Eddie Johnson (twice in 2007), Birahim Diop (2010)

3

Goals

1996

61

Assists

2000

67

Assists

Chris Henderson (1999)

4

Shots

2012

542

Shots

Preki (1997)

12

Shots on goal

1996

250

Shots on goal

Preki (1996)

6

Fouls Committed

2013

511

Fouls Committed

Davy Arnaud (2010), Oriol Rosell (2013)

8

Fouls Suffered

2000

541

Fouls Suffered

Davy Arnaud (2006)

10

Offsides

1997

117

Offsides

Alex Bunbury (1999)

7

Corner Kicks

2012

199

Corner Kicks

Alex Zotinca (2006)

12

Cautions

2013

67

Ejections

2011

8

Points

2012

63

Single Game Records (Goalkeepers)

Wins

1997

21

Stat

Player

#

Losses

1999

24

Goals Allowed

Bo Oshoniyi

7

Ties

2005 & 2011

12

Saves

Garth Lagerway (1996), Mike Ammann (1997 & 1998), Tony Meola (2000 & three times in 2003), Bo Oshoniyi (2002 & 2004)

9

Shutouts

2000

17

Goals Allowed

1996

63


MINI BIOS

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Coaching Staff

Peter Vermes Kerry Zavagnin Zoran Savic Manager Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

John Pascarella Assistant Coach

Mateus Manoel Fitness Coach

#16 | F | Claudio Bieler Ht: 5-11 Wt. 170 DOB: 03/01/1984 Hometown: Vera, Santa Fe, Argentina Last Club: LDU Quito (Ecuador) Acquired: Signed as Designated Player on 12/18/12

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV Assists 1, 4 times, last: Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs CLB Shots on Goal 4, May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV Shots 6, 2 times, last: June 1, 2013, KC vs MTL Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: July 27, 2013, KC at MTL Fouls Suffered 5, March 9, 2013, KC at TOR Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. Goal Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs CLB Assist Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs CLB 2013 Record when: he starts 12-7-6 he scores 7-2-0

#5 | D | Matt Besler

#9 | F | Teal Bunbury

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 170 DOB: 2/11/1987 Hometown: Overland Park, KS College: Notre Dame Acquired: ‘09 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#8)

Ht: 6-2 Wt. 185 DOB: 2/27/1990 Hometown: Prior Lake, MN College: Akron Acquired: ‘10 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#4)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 2 times, last: Oct. 22, 2011, KC at D.C. Assists 1, 6 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 9, 2010, KC vs SEA Shots 2, 4 times, last: Mar. 16, 2013, KC vs CHI Fouls Committed 5, Aug. 4, 2012, KC at NE Fouls Suffered 4, Sept. 26, 2009, KC vs COL Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Oct. 22, 2011, KC at D.C. Assist Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI 2013 Record when: he starts 12-6-5 he scores 0-0-0 #23 | D | Federico Bessone Ht: 5-11 Wt. 160 Hometown: Lleida, Spain Last Club: Oldham Athletic Acquired: Signed on 9/13/13

DOB: 01/23/1984

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 3 times, last: May 19, 2012, KC at COL Assists 1, 7 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Shots on Goal 4, 2 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Shots 7, 3 times, last: July 28, 2012, KC vs CLB Fouls Committed 7, August 27, 2011, KC vs DAL Fouls Suffered 5, Oct. 16, 2010, KC at NE Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Aug. 11, 2012, KC vs D.C. Assist Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI 2013 Record when: he starts 0-1-0 he scores 0-0-0 #78 | D | Aurelien Collin Ht: 6-2 Wt. 169 DOB: 03/08/1986 Hometown: Enghien-les-Bains, France Last Club: Vitoria Setubal (Portugal) Acquired: Signed as Discovery on 4/15/11

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 9 times, last: July 3, 2013, KC vs. VAN Assists 1, 2 times, last: Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR Shots 4, 4 times, last: Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR Fouls Committed 6, 3 times, last: May 8, 2013, KC vs SEA Fouls Suffered 4, Aug. 23, 2013, KC at CHI Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal July 3, 2013, KC vs. VAN Assist Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR 2013 Record when: he starts 15-9-5 he scores 2-0-1


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #25 | M | Christian Duke Ht: 5-9 Wt. 155 DOB: 06/5/1991 Hometown: Overland Park, KS College: University of San Diego Acquired: 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft 1st round (#14)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0 #14 | F | Dom Dwyer Ht: 5-9 Wt. 180 DOB: 07/30/1990 Hometown: London, England College: South Florda Acquired: ‘12 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#16)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 2 times, last: Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. Assists 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR Shots on Goal 2, Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR Shots 7, Sept. 27, 2013, KC vs PHI Fouls Committed 5, Aug. 31, 2013, KC vs COL Fouls Suffered 3, Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. Assist Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR 2013 Record when: he starts 5-1-1 he scores 1-1-0 #4 | D | Kevin Ellis Ht: 5-9 Wt. 160 DOB: 06/30/1991 Hometown: Kansas City, MO College: Barton County CC Acquired: Signed as Homegrown on 2/18/11

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots 1, June 29, 2013, KC vs CLB Fouls Committed 3, July 3, 2013, KC vs. VAN Fouls Suffered 1, 2 times, last: July 3, 2013, KC vs. VAN Last...Regular Season Appearance July 3, 2013, KC vs VAN Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-1 he scores 0-0-0

#10 | M | Benny Feilhaber Ht: 5-9 Wt. 160 DOB: 01/19/1985 Hometown: Irvine, CA College: UCLA Last Club: New England Revolution Acquired: Trade with New England Revolution 12/11/12

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 8 times, last: Aug. 31, 2013, KC vs COL Assists 2, 2 times, last: Mar. 30, 2013, KC vs MTL Shots on Goal 2, 6 times, last: Sept. 27, 2013, KC vs PHI Shots 4, 5 times, last: July 13, 2013, KC vs TOR Fouls Committed 5, July 17, 2011, NE vs PHI Fouls Suffered 6, May 12, 2012, NE vs VAN Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. Goal Aug. 31, 2013, KC vs COL Assist July 13, 2013, KC vs TOR 2013 Record when: he starts 11-8-3 he scores 3-0-0 #31 | D/M | Josh Gardner Ht: 5-10 Wt. 167 DOB: 09/14/1982 Hometown: Houston, TX College: Cincinnati Last Club: Montreal Impact Acquired: Trade with Montreal Impact 12/5/12

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 3 times, last: Aug. 27, 2011, CLB at SEA Assists 1, 6 times, last: May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV Shots on Goal 1, 12 times, last: Sept. 24, 2011, CLB vs LA Shots 4, Aug. 27, 2011, CLB at SEA Fouls Committed 4, Mar. 10, 2012, MTL at VAN Fouls Suffered 3, Aug. 9, 2006, LA at HOU Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Aug. 27, 2011, CLB at SEA Assist May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV 2013 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-0-0 #24 | D | Mechack Jerome Ht: 5-10 Wt. 165 DOB: 04/21/1990 Hometown: Liancourt, Haiti Previous Club: Orlando City SC Acquired: Signed on 2/28/13

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists 1, May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV Shots on Goal 1, 3 times, last: May 19, 2013, KC at D.C. Shots 2, March 16, 2013, KC vs CHI Fouls Committed 1, 2 times, last: June 1, 2013, KC vs MTL Fouls Suffered 2, May 12, 2013, KC at HOU Last...Regular Season Appearance June 22, 2013, KC at DAL Goal N/A Assist May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV 2013 Record when: he starts 2-1-5 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #19 | M | Peterson Joseph

#12 | M | Mikey Lopez

Ht: 5-8 Wt. 132 DOB: 4/24/1990 Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Last Club: SC Braga (Portugal) Acquired: Signed on 9/1/11

Ht: 5-8 Wt. 160 DOB: 02/20/1993 Hometown: Mission, TX College: North Carolina Acquired: 2013 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#14)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists 1, July, 14, 2012, KC vs CLB Shots on Goal 1, Aug. 3, 2013, KC vs NY Shots 2, Aug. 3, 2013, KC vs NY Fouls Committed 5, May 12, 2013, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 4, Oct. 24, 2012, KC vs PHI Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. Goal N/A Assist July 14, 2012, KC at CLB 2013 Record when: he starts 6-5-3 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#21 | GK | Jon Kempin

#94 | M | Jimmy Medranda

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 170 DOB: 4/8/1993 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas Last Club: Sporting Kansas City Academy Acquired: Signed 8/31/10

Ht: 5-5 Wt. 150 DOB: 2/7/1994 Hometown: Mosquera, Nariño, Colombia Last Club: Deportivo Pereira Acquired: On loan 8/9/13

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed N/A Saves N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance N/A Shutout N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal 1, Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs. CLB Shots 1, Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs. CLB Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs CLB Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#18 | GK | Eric Kronberg

#27 | D | Kyle Miller

Ht: 6-5 Wt. 210 DOB: 6/7/1983 Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA College: California Acquired: ‘06 MLS SuperDraft 4th Round (#40)

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 160 DOB: 5/12/1989 Hometown: Overland Park, KS College: Rockhurst University Acquired: 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft (#54)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 4, May 14, 2011, KC at LA Saves 6, May 14, 2011, KC at LA Last...Regular Season Appearance June 12, 2011, KC at DAL Shutout June 4, 2011, KC at TOR 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #7 | D | Chance Myers Ht: 6-0 Wt. 165 DOB: 12/7/1987 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA College: UCLA Acquired: ‘08 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#1)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, April 27, 2013, KC vs POR Assists 1, 12 times, last: Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR Shots 3, 3 times, last: July 3, 2013, KC vs. VAN Fouls Committed 4, 5 times, last: Apr. 1, 2012, KC at CHV Fouls Suffered 4, May 12, 2012, KC at CHI Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal April 27, 2013, KC vs POR Assist Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR 2013 Record when: he starts 14-9-3 he scores 0-1-0 #6 | M | Paulo Nagamura Ht: 5-8 Wt. 155 DOB: 03/02/1983 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Last Club: Chivas USA Acquired: Acquired in trade on 11/29/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, Mar. 21, 2009, CHV vs COL Assists 1, 16 times, last: May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV Shots on Goal 4, May 13, 2006, LA vs RSL Shots 5, 2 times, last: Sept. 1, 2012, KC vs TOR Fouls Committed 6, Sept. 13, 2007, CHV vs LA Fouls Suffered 6, May 13, 2006, LA vs RSL Last...Regular Season Appearance Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs CLB Goal Sept. 1, 2012, KC vs TOR Assist May 5, 2013, KC vs CHV 2013 Record when: he starts 8-4-5 he scores 0-0-0

#13 | M | Lawrence Olum Ht: 6-2 Wt. 185 DOB: 7/10/1984 Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya College: Missouri Baptist University Last Club: Orlando City SC (USL PRO) Acquired: Signed 9/15/10

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Assists 1, Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Shots on Goal 1, 2 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Shots 3, Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR Fouls Committed 3, 2 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Fouls Suffered 2, Oct. 5, 2013, KC at CLB Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Assist Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI 2013 Record when: he starts 5-2-2 he scores 1-0-0 #3 | D | Ike Opara Ht: 6-2 Wt. 180 DOB: 2/21/1989 Hometown: Durham, NC College: Wake Forest Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Trade with SJ Earthquakes 12/12/12

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 6 times, last: Oct. 5, 2013, KC at CLB Assists N/A Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: July 20, 2013, KC at RSL Shots 3, Mar. 23, 2013, KC at NE Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: May 28, 2011, SJ at CHI Fouls Suffered 2, 4 times, last: May 19, 2013, KC at D.C. Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Oct. 5, 2013, KC at CLB Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 7-4-4 he scores 2-0-1

#1 | GK | Jimmy Nielsen

#2 | D | Erik Palmer-Brown

Ht: 6-3 Wt. 200 DOB: 8/6/1977 Hometown: Aalborg, Denmark Last Club: Vejle (Denmark) Acquired: Signed 2/15/10

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 175 DOB: 4/24/1997 Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO Acquired: Signed as Homegrown Player on 08/02/2013

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 4, 2 times, last: June 23, 2012, KC at PHI Saves 7, 3 times, last: June 22, 2011, KC at PHI Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Shutout Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. 2013 Record when: he starts 17-10-7

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #37 | F | Jacob Peterson Ht: 5-10 Wt. 165 DOB: 1/27/1986 Hometown: Portage, Michigan College: Indiana University Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Signed on 01/19/2012

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 13 times, last: Oct. 24, 2012, KC vs PHI Assists 1, 12 times, last: May 26, 2013, KC vs HOU Shots on Goal 3, June 28, 2007, COL at D.C. Shots 5, July 21, 2012, KC vs NE Fouls Committed 3, May 12, 2013, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 5, Oct. 16, 2010, TOR at CLB Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Oct. 24, 2012, KC vs PHI Assist May 26, 2013, KC vs HOU 2013 Record when: he starts 4-4-2 he scores 0-0-0

#22 | F | Soony Saad Ht: 5-10 Wt. 165 DOB: 08/17/1992 Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan College: Univ. of Michigan Acquired: Weighted Lottery on 07/05/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, July 13, 2013, KC vs TOR Assists 2, Aug. 10, 2013, KC vs NE Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: Aug. 3, 2013, KC vs NY Shots 9, June 29, 2013, KC vs CLB Fouls Committed 2, 7 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Fouls Suffered 4, 2 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs CLB Assist Aug. 10, 2013, KC vs NE 2013 Record when: he starts 9-3-3 he scores 3-0-0

#20 | M | Oriol Rosell

#17 | F | C.J. Sapong

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 168 DOB: 7/7/1992 Hometown: Puig-Reig, Catalonia, Spain Last Club: Barcelona B (Spain) Acquired: Signed on 08/2/2012

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 185 DOB: 12/27/1988 Hometown: Manassas, Virginia College: James Madison Acquired: ‘11 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#10)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 2 times, last: March 2, 2013, KC at PHI Assists 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs. CLB Shots on Goal 1, 6 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Shots 3, Aug. 3, 2013, KC vs NY Fouls Committed 8, July 27, 2013, KC at MTL Fouls Suffered 3, 3 times, last: Oct. 9, 2013, KC at HOU Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal March 2, 2013, KC at PHI Assist Sept. 7, 2013, KC vs CLB 2013 Record when: he starts 15-10-6 he scores 1-0-0 #33 | D | Brendan Ruiz Ht: 6-2 Wt. 175 DOB: 8/6/1993 Hometown: Cupertino, California Last Club: Figuerense Acquired: Signed 8/9/13

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last...Regular Season Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2013 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR Assists 1, 9 times, last: Aug. 31, 2013, KC vs COL Shots on Goal 4, Sept. 14, 2012, KC vs HOU Shots 10, Sept. 14, 2012, KC vs HOU Fouls Committed 5, 2 times, last: Oct. 5, 2013, KC at CLB Fouls Suffered 5, 2 times, last: April 20, 2013, KC at LA Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 18, 2013, KC vs D.C. Goal Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR Assist Aug. 31, 2013, KC vs COL 2013 Record when: he starts 7-5-4 he scores 3-0-0 #15 | D | Seth Sinovic Ht: 5-10 Wt. 170 DOB: 1/28/1987 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas College: Creighton Last Club: New England Revolution Acquired: Signed 5/10/11

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists 1, 5 times, last: July 13, 2013, KC vs TOR Shots on Goal 1, 9 times, last: Oct. 5, 2013, KC at CLB Shots 3, Apr. 17, 2010, NE at SJ Fouls Committed 4, Mar. 16, 2013, KC vs CHI Fouls Suffered 3, 6 times, last: April 20, 2013, KC at LA Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal N/A Assist July 13, 2013, KC vs TOR 2013 Record when: he starts 17-9-5 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #8 | M | Graham Zusi Ht: 5-10 Wt. 160 DOB: 8/18/1986 Hometown: Longwood, FL College: Maryland Acquired: ‘09 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round (#23)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 3 times, last: Sept. 28, 2012, KC vs CHI Assists 2, 3 times, last: Mar. 2, 2013, KC at PHI Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: Aug. 17, 2011, KC vs POR Shots 5, 5 times, last: Oct. 24, 2012, KC vs PHI Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: Mar. 30, 2013, KC vs MTL Fouls Suffered 6, Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Last...Regular Season Appearance Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Goal Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Assist Oct. 5, 2013, KC at CLB 2013 Record when: he starts 14-7-5 he scores 6-0-0


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes

ALL-TIME STATISTICS Matt Besler

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

126

121

10971

2

6

30

8

99

63

6

1

14

0

1

3

KC - Post Season

8

8

750

0

0

2

0

11

7

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

134

129

11721

2

6

32

8

110

70

7

1

1

3

Federico Bessone

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

14

E

0

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Claudio Bieler

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

28

25

2109

10

4

70

27

35

32

12

0

4

0

4

1

KC - Post Season

1

0

36

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

29

25

2145

11

4

71

28

36

32

12

0

4

0

4

1

Teal Bunbury

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

89

48

4646

19

7

167

63

87

59

48

5

8

1

5

2

KC - Post Season

5

5

399

2

0

11

6

7

4

4

0

2

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

94

53

5045

21

7

178

69

94

63

52

5

10

1

6

2

Aurelien Collin

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

81

78

6967

9

2

76

21

149

71

12

0

29

1

5

0

KC - Post Season

8

8

750

3

1

10

3

17

8

2

0

1

0

1

1

MLS - TOTAL

89

86

7717

12

3

86

24

166

79

14

0

30

1

6

1

Christian Duke

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dom Dwyer

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

17

7

678

2

2

28

7

15

15

3

0

0

0

1

0

KC - Post Season

4

1

121

0

0

9

4

2

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

21

8

799

2

2

37

11

17

20

4

0

0

0

1

0

Kevin Ellis

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

2

1

113

0

0

1

0

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

2

1

113

0

0

1

0

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Benny Feilhaber

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

27

22

1774

3

4

33

12

26

45

1

20

4

0

0

1

MLS - Reg. Season

79

68

5967

8

13

111

39

93

186

3

91

12

2

0

2

KC - Post Season

2

2

190

0

1

8

1

1

6

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

81

70

6157

8

14

119

40

94

192

4

91

12

2

0

2

Josh Gardner

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

8

2

244

0

1

3

0

3

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

57

40

3603

3

6

45

12

50

28

4

53

4

0

1

2

MLS - Post Season

1

1

90

0

0

2

1

1

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

58

41

3693

3

6

47

13

51

30

4

57

4

0

1

2

Mechack Jerome

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

10

8

677

0

1

5

3

2

3

0

0

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

10

8

677

0

1

5

3

2

3

0

0

2

0

0

0

Peterson Joseph

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

34

18

1445

0

1

12

1

37

21

1

4

10

1

0

1

KC - Post Season

2

1

103

0

0

2

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

36

19

1548

0

1

14

1

38

23

1

4

10

1

0

1

Mikey Lopez

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jimmy Medranda

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes Kyle Miller

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Chance Myers

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

116

91

8544

2

12

82

21

128

85

4

4

9

1

0

6

KC - Post Season

8

8

750

0

1

5

1

6

9

0

1

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

124

99

9294

2

13

87

22

134

94

4

5

11

1

0

6

Paulo Nagamura

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

44

36

3225

1

2

54

9

54

38

1

3

6

0

0

1

MLS - Reg. Season

201

180

15993

10

16

194

60

301

248

5

20

46

2

4

6

KC - Post Season

2

2

187

0

0

6

1

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Post Season

12

11

1096

0

0

15

6

16

28

1

0

4

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

213

191

17089

10

16

209

66

317

276

6

20

50

2

4

6

Lawrence Olum

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

42

19

1923

1

1

13

2

24

7

3

0

7

0

1

0

KC - Post Season

1

1

90

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

43

20

2013

1

1

13

2

24

8

3

0

7

0

1

0

Ike Opara

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

18

15

1397

3

0

13

6

25

4

1

0

3

0

2

0

MLS - Reg. Season

53

37

3559

6

0

34

13

54

21

6

1

5

0

3

0

KC - Post Season

2

0

10

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Post Season

3

0

88

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

56

37

3647

6

0

35

13

55

23

6

1

5

0

3

0

Erik Palmer-Brown

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jacob Peterson

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

39

19

1786

4

2

41

15

18

18

2

2

0

1

1

1

MLS - Reg. Season

177

101

9072

13

12

155

57

63

98

18

62

5

1

4

5

KC - Post Season

3

3

243

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Post Season

6

5

404

0

0

1

0

2

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

183

106

9476

13

12

156

57

65

102

19

62

5

1

4

5

Oriol Rosell

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

36

32

2818

2

2

25

6

68

35

0

7

10

0

2

0

KC - Post Season

4

4

390

0

0

7

1

7

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Total

40

36

3208

2

2

32

7

75

39

0

7

10

0

2

0

Brendan Ruiz

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Soony Saad

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

36

17

1697

5

5

67

18

24

38

3

12

1

0

1

2

KC - Post Season

4

0

47

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

40

17

1744

5

5

67

18

27

38

3

12

1

0

1

2

C.J. Sapong

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

90

62

5857

18

9

147

62

107

144

26

0

3

1

7

3

KC - Post Season

8

7

666

1

1

20

9

11

15

2

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

98

69

6523

19

10

167

71

118

159

28

0

3

1

7

3

Seth Sinovic

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

82

71

7131

0

5

34

8

78

56

2

0

10

0

0

3

MLS - Reg. Season

102

99

8711

0

5

41

9

91

66

2

0

13

0

0

3

KC - Post Season

8

8

745

2

0

4

2

10

8

0

0

1

0

2

0

MLS - TOTAL

110

107

9456

2

5

45

11

101

74

2

0

14

0

2

3


Sporting KC Game Notes | November 23, 2013 vs Houston Dynamo| SportingKC.com/Game-Notes Graham Zusi

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

123

91

8538

17

31

200

66

109

148

15

392

10

0

7

14

KC - Post Season

8

8

750

0

4

16

0

17

14

0

33

1

0

0

3

MLS - TOTAL

131

99

9288

17

35

216

66

126

162

15

425

11

0

7

17

Jimmy Nielsen

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

128

128

11497

430

304

45

126

0.99

6

8

57

38

32

KC - Post Season

8

8

750

20

13

4

7

0.84

0

0

4

3

1

MLS - TOTAL

136

136

12247

450

317

49

133

0.98

6

8

61

41

33

Eric Kronberg

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

5

4

382

19

13

1

6

1.41

1

1

2

1

2

MLS - TOTAL

5

4

382

19

13

1

6

1.41

1

1

2

1

2

Jon Kempin

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

0

0


Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo Saturday, 23 November 2013 – 6:30 p.m. CT  MLS Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Championship – Leg 2  Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.    Broadcast Information 

Dynamo Media Contacts (@HoustonDynamo.com) 

TV: The NBC Sports Network, Univision Deportes Network (Spanish)  Radio: Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM; Baila 101.7 FM (Spanish)   

 

Lester Gretsch (lgretsch@ 832‐633‐0632)  Matt Pedersen (mpedersen@ 832‐794‐8673)  Ben Crook (bcrook@ 832‐865‐7531) 

DYNAMO TRAVEL TO KANSAS CITY SEEKING THIRD CONSECUTIVE EASTERN CONFERENCE TITLE The Houston Dynamo (No. 4 seed) and Sporting Kansas City (No. 2 seed) will complete the Eastern Conference Championship with  leg two on Saturday after playing to a 0‐0 draw in the first leg on Nov. 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The winner of Saturday’s game  at Sporting Park will advance to MLS Cup 2013 and meet the winner of the Western Conference Championship between Real Salt  Lake and Portland Timbers. 2013 marks the third time Houston and Kansas City have met in a conference championship after the  Dynamo won the 2007 Western Conference Final and 2011 Eastern Conference Final.    

HOUSTON VS. KANSAS CITY  Saturday’s game is the tenth meeting between Houston and Sporting Kansas City since last July. The Dynamo are 3‐1‐1 all‐time in  postseason games against Sporting Kansas City, including a 1‐1 mark at Sporting Park. Sporting KC snapped Houston’s MLS record  36‐game home undefeated streak with a 1‐0 win at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12. The clubs drew 1‐1 in a rematch on May 26 at  Sporting Park before playing to a 0‐0 draw in their most recent meeting on Oct. 9 in Houston. The clubs met five times last year, with  three regular season games and two more in the playoffs. The Dynamo secured a 2‐1 home win while the clubs drew both encounters  in Kansas, 0‐0 and 1‐1. The Dynamo defeated Sporting KC in the playoffs the last two seasons, a 2‐1 aggregate series victory in the  Eastern Conference Semifinals last season and a 2‐0 road win in the Eastern Conference Final in 2011.  

  DYNAMO PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (4‐4‐2, Right‐Left) Tally Hall;   Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Corey Ashe;   Boniek Garcia, Ricardo Clark, Warren Creavalle, Brad Davis;  Giles Barnes, Will Bruin 

 

DYNAMO NOTES Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City play to scoreless draw in Eastern Conference Championship first leg: The Dynamo and Sporting  Kansas City played to a 0‐0 draw in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship on Nov. 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The  teams took the field after a crowded schedule forced each club to play several games in the previous few weeks. The first leg was  Houston’s sixth game in 17 days, including road games in Panama, Washington D.C. and a 120‐minute win at New York. It was also  Sporting Kansas City’s fifth game in 18 days, including road games in Philadelphia and New England and a semifinal win over New  England, also a 120‐minute game after extra time. The Dynamo nearly seized an opening goal in the 17th minute. Right back Kofi  Sarkodie played a shot pass to Omar Cummings and made an overlapping run on the edge of the penalty area as Cummings  returned the ball to him. As the offside flag was raised by the assistant referee, Sarkodie slid a shot inside the far side of the net, but  offside was called and a potential goal was disallowed. In the 26th minute the Dynamo were forced to make a substitution as veteran  midfielder Ricardo Clark suffered an injury to his left leg. Andrew Driver entered the game for Clark. Three minutes later the  Dynamo earned a free kick in the middle of the field, 30 yards from goal. Boniek Garcia curled the free kick over the wall and toward  the left post, but goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen dove to his right and punched the goal‐bound shot away. Houston threatened again in  the 40th minute. After defending a long throw‐in from Sporting Kansas City, the Dynamo sprung a counter attack, with Will Bruin  charging through a group of defenders. Bruin tried his luck from 35 yards, drilling a firm shot that sailed just over the crossbar for a  near miss. In the end, the game ended in a tie for the third time this season in a game between Houston and Sporting Kansas City,  including a 0‐0 draw in their last game on Oct. 9. Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall made two saves for his fifth career playoff shutout.     


Dynamo notes and milestones from 0‐0 first‐leg draw against Sporting Kansas City on Nov. 9:   o o o o o o o o o o

Goalkeeper Tally Hall made two saves for his fifth career playoff shutout. Hall is now the franchise leader  in playoff shutouts, surpassing Pat Onstad, who kept four postseason clean sheets with Houston.   Houston is now 9‐1‐2 all‐time in home playoff games, the best home playoff record in MLS history.   It was Brad Davis’ 25th career playoff start with the Dynamo. He is the first Houston player to start 25  playoff games.   It was Ricardo Clark’s 17th career playoff start with Houston to pass Brian Ching for third on the club list.  Davis (25) and Bobby Boswell (19) top the list.    Clark also reached 1,532 career playoff minutes with Houston to vault Ching (1,520) for third on the club  list.   It Hall’s 14th career playoff start with Houston to pass Brian Mullan, Pat Onstad and Corey Ashe for fifth  on the franchise list.   Hall (1,290 career playoff minutes) also passed Mullan (1,219) and tied Onstad for sixth on the club list.  It was Will Bruin’s 13th career playoff game with the Dynamo to tie Onstad and Mullan for seventh on the  club list.   It was also the 10th career playoff start for Bruin, Boniek Garcia and Kofi Sarkodie. The trio passed Andre  Hainault and tied Eddie Robinson, Dwayne De Rosario and Adam Moffat for 10th on the franchise list.  Mike Chabala started the game at left back in place of the suspended Corey Ashe.  It was his third career  playoff game and first since 2009.  

  

Dynamo and Sporting KC set for 10th meeting in last 17 months: Saturday’s decisive second leg between Houston  and Sporting Kansas City will be the 10th game between the clubs since last July, a span of 17 months. In addition to  six regular season meetings over the two years, it will be the fourth postseason game between the clubs. Five of the  last nine games have ended in ties, including three 0‐0 draws. Each club has won two of the other four meetings,  so both clubs are 2‐2‐5 over the last nine games. The games have been defensive, with either team scoring more than  one goal in a game only twice. The Dynamo have outscored Sporting KC 6‐5 over the nine games. Here is a  breakdown of the last ten games between the Eastern Conference rivals: 

DATE  July 7, 2012  July 18, 2012 

HOME   Sporting KC  Dynamo 

AWAY   Dynamo  Sporting KC 

SCORE  0‐0  2‐1, Dynamo 

September 14, 2012 

Sporting KC 

Dynamo 

1‐1 

November 4, 2012 

Dynamo 

Sporting KC 

November 7, 2012 

Sporting KC 

Dynamo 

May 12, 2013  May 26, 2013 

Dynamo  Sporting KC 

Sporting KC  Dynamo 

2‐0, Dynamo (Eastern  Conference Semifinals, leg 1)  1‐0, Sporting KC (Eastern  Conference Semifinals, leg 2)  1‐0, Sporting KC  1‐1 

October 9, 2013  November 9, 2013 

Dynamo  Dynamo 

Sporting KC  Sporting KC 

0‐0  0‐0 (Eastern Conference  Championship, leg 1) 

GOAL SCORERS    HOU: Carr (25,79); SKC:  Kamara (42)  HOU: Davis (58);   SKC: Sapong (93+)  HOU: Moffat (18) Bruin (75)  SKC: Sinovic (64)  SKC: Collin (73)  HOU: Davis (46+);   SKC: Kamara (68)     

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A different season and a different climate: On July 7, 2012, the Dynamo and Sporting KC played a mid‐afternoon  game in Kansas City with a game time temperature of 104 degrees. The story will be much different on Saturday,  with forecasts calling for a high of 37 and a low of 19 in Kansas City. The difference in temperature could exceed 70  degrees.  

Boniek Garcia returns from international duty after appearing in two friendlies: Houston midfielder Boniek  Garcia returned to the club on Thursday after making two appearances for the Honduras national team last week.  Garcia started and played 64 minutes in a 5‐0 loss to Brazil on Saturday in Miami. On Tuesday, Garcia entered as a  substitute in the 81st minute of a 2‐2 draw vs. Ecuador at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Garcia now has 91  caps for Honduras, the sixth‐most in Honduras history.  


Dynamo seeking third straight trip to MLS Cup Final: If the Dynamo defeat Sporting Kansas City on Saturday  they will advance to the MLS Cup Final for the third consecutive season. Houston would become the third club to  reach three straight finals, joining D.C. United, which reached the first four MLS Cup in league history (2006‐2009),  and the New England Revolution (2005‐2007).      Houston vying for fifth MLS Cup Final appearance: In addition to reaching their third straight MLS Cup, if the  Dynamo defeat Sporting Kansas City they will reach their fifth MLS Cup Final in club history. A fifth MLS Cup  appearance would vault Houston past New England (4) and into a tie for second in league history with D.C. United  (5). The LA Galaxy (8) have the most MLS Cup appearances in league history.        Sixth conference final in eight years: With the 4‐3 aggregate series win over the New York Red Bulls, the Dynamo  advanced to their third straight Eastern Conference Championship and sixth conference final in eight seasons.   Houston reached the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Western Conference Finals and the 2011 and 2012 Eastern Conference  Championships. Houston is 4‐1 all‐time in conference finals. Below is Houston’s conference championship game  history: 

YEAR  2006 

GAME  Western Conference Final 

OPPONENT(HOME/AWAY)  Colorado Rapids (Home) 

SCORE  Won, 3‐1 

2007 

Western Conference Final 

Kansas City Wizards (Home) 

Won, 2‐0 

2009  2011 

Western Conference Final  Eastern Conference Final 

LA Galaxy (Away)  Sporting Kansas City (Away) 

Lost, 2‐0 (OT)  Won, 2‐0 

2012 

Eastern Conference Final 

D.C. United (Home and Away) 

Leg 1 (home): Won, 3‐1  Leg 2 (away): Tied, 1‐1 

DYNAMO GOALS  Paul Dalglish (10’, 21’)  Brian Mullan (71’)  Nate Jaqua (35’)  Dwayne De Rosario (81’)    Andre Hainault (53’)  Carlo Costly (87’)  Leg 1: Andre Hainault,  Will Bruin, Kofi Sarkodie  Leg 2: Boniek Garcia 

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Houston vs. Kansas City, part III: The 2013 Eastern Conference Championship marks the third straight season  Houston and Sporting Kansas City have met in the playoffs. The Dynamo secured a 2‐0 single‐leg win in the 2011  Eastern Conference Championship at Sporting Park before registering a 2‐1 aggregate series victory in the 2012  Eastern Conference Semifinals. Last year, Houston won the first leg at BBVA Compass Stadium behind goals from  Adam Moffat and Will Bruin for a 2‐0 series lead. In the second leg Sporting Kansas City pulled within a goal at  Sporting Park on Seth Sinovic’s second‐half goal, but the Dynamo preserved the margin for a 2‐1 series win. 

Best in MLS Cup Playoffs at Home: After the 0‐0 draw against Sporting Kansas City in the first leg, the Dynamo  are now 9‐1‐2 all‐time in home playoff games, a winning percentage of .833, the best in MLS history. Houston has  outscored opponents 23‐8 at home, with its only loss a 3‐0 setback against New York in the second leg of the 2008  Western Conference Semifinals.     Late playoff heroics: Of Houston’s 38 all‐time playoff goals, 21 have been scored after the 60th minute (55%),  including five overtime goals and Omar Cummings’ stoppage time goal vs. New York on Nov. 3. Three late goals  were scored by forward Brian Ching, with a tying header in the 2006 MLS Cup final and game‐winners in the  second leg of Western Conference semifinals in 2007 and 2009.  

 

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Tally Hall, the goalkeeper behind two MLS Cup Final runs: Tally Hall just completed his third season as  Houston’s starting goalkeeper. In his first two seasons, he led the Dynamo to two MLS Cup Finals. After the 0‐0  draw in the first leg against Sporting KC, he is now 8‐3‐3 in the playoffs, the most wins by a goalkeeper in club  history. Hall’s playoff goals against average (0.84) is slightly better than Pat Onstad’s (0.91). Hall has recorded five  shutouts in 14 career playoff games after Onstad registered four clean sheets in 13 playoff games. Hall is also the  club’s all‐time leader in playoff saves (50).       


Mainstay: Midfielder Brad Davis has appeared in 26 of Houston’s 27 playoff games in franchise history, starting 25.  The only playoff game Davis has missed in Houston was the 2011 MLS Cup Final, which he missed due to a  quadriceps injury suffered in the Eastern Conference Final.  

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Dynamo notes from Eastern Conference Semifinal second‐leg extra‐time win at New York on Nov. 6: 

The 2‐1 win was Houston’s first‐ever road win against New York. The Dynamo were 0‐6‐4 in ten previous  road games at New York (including playoffs).  o The Dynamo are now 14‐4 all‐time in playoff series (includes one‐game playoffs).  o Houston is now 5‐6‐4 all‐time in road playoff games.   o The Dynamo are 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.   o Tally Hall made eight saves to match a season‐high (set at Montreal on Aug. 24) and improve to 8‐3‐2 in  the playoffs in his career. He has two more career playoff wins that Pan Onstad (6).     Player milestones from Eastern Conference Semifinal second‐leg extra‐time win at New York on Nov. 6::  o

It was Brad Davis’ third career playoff goal (and first since 2007) to tie Andre Hainault for third on the  franchise list. Davis’ last playoff goal was on Nov. 2, 2007, a tally in the 100th minute of a 4‐1 extra‐time  win (and 4‐2 aggregate series win) over FC Dallas in the Western Conference Semifinals.   o It was also Omar Cummings’ third career playoff goal.  o It was Cam Weaver’s first career playoff assist.  o It was also Kofi Sarkodie’s first career playoff assist.   o It was Ricardo Clark’s 175th career start in all competitions with the Dynamo. He is the third Dynamo  player to reach 175 starts, joining Davis and Bobby Boswell.   o It was Corey Ashe’s 13th career playoff start with Houston (along with Tally Hall) to tie Pat Onstad and  Brian Mullan for fifth on the franchise list.  o Ashe (1,299 career playoff minutes) surpassed Mullan and Onstad for fifth on the club list.     Kinnear passes Bob Bradley for third on playoff wins chart: Dominic Kinnear is now 15‐9‐7 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.       Omar Cummings’ first Dynamo goal is stoppage‐time equalizer: Omar Cummings found a perfect moment to  score his first goal with the Dynamo. Trailing 2‐1 in the second minute of second‐half stoppage time on Nov. 3,  Cummings was first to Luis Robles’ rebound after Bobby Boswell’s header forced a save from the New York  goalkeeper. Cummings’ goal from close range was his first with the Dynamo after he was acquired last December  from Colorado. Injuries limited Cummings to 11 appearances (1 start) in the regular season and two starts in the  CONCACAF Champions League. Cummings started 4 games for the Colorado Rapids and provided two assists in  their run to the 2010 MLS Cup title. Cummings also scored in the 2011 playoffs, the winning goal in a 1‐0 play‐in  round victory over Columbus. That game‐winning was also dramatic, as it arrived in first‐half stoppage time.          Dynamo reverse two‐goal playoff deficit for first time in club history: The Dynamo overcame a two‐goal deficit  and gained a result on Nov. 3 vs. New York for the first time in a playoff game in club history. Houston has faced a  two‐goal deficit only five times in 27 all‐time playoff games. The first occurred in Houston’s first‐ever playoff game:  October 22, 2006 at Chivas USA, when a 2‐0 deficit ended 2‐1 before the Dynamo won 2‐0 in the return leg for an  aggregate win. In 2008, the Dynamo fell behind the New York Red Bulls, 3‐0, and the result held in their second leg  meeting  for a Red Bulls win. Houston fell behind by two goals in the 2009 Western Conference Championship  against the LA Galaxy, but only had 11 minutes to reverse the deficit and fell 2‐0. Finally, in the 2012 MLS Cup  Final, the Galaxy took a 3‐1 four minutes into second‐half stoppage time and the result held for a 3‐1 defeat.   o


Halloween Déjà vu for Will Bruin in Eastern Conference Knockout Round: Exactly one year after scoring two  goals in a 2‐1 Knockout Round road win over the Chicago Fire, Bruin duplicated the two‐goal performance with  another Halloween night brace in similar fashion, with one goal in each half. On Oct. 31, 2012 the Dynamo secured a  2‐1 victory over Chicago in the Knockout Round at Toyota Park. This Halloween, Bruin scored the opening goal in  the 16th minute before capping the scoring in the 72nd minute. Last year’s two‐goal performance came in his first  career playoff start.     Two‐goal hero in playoff game: Will Bruin’s brace on Oct. 31 marked the fourth time a Dynamo player has scored  twice in a playoff game, with two of the four registered by Bruin. Paul Dalglish scored two goals in the 3‐1 Western  Conference Final victory over Colorado in 2006. Brian Ching recorded the other two‐goal playoff game, scoring  twice in a 4‐1 second‐leg win over FC Dallas in the 2007 Western Conference Semifinals.   

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Bruin has 6 goals in last 10 playoff games and trails Ching by one goal on club list: After setting a franchise  record with four goals last postseason, Bruin added two goals on against Montreal on Oct. 31, for six career playoff  goals, all in his last 10 playoff games. Bruin trails Brian Ching (7 playoff goals) by one goal on the club’s playoff  scoring list. Last year, Bruin followed his two goal performance in Chicago with a tally in the first leg of the Eastern  Conference Semifinals vs. Sporting Kansas City before adding a fourth goal in the first leg of the Eastern Conference  Championship, the go‐ahead goal in a 3‐1 win over D.C. United.   

Dynamo reach playoffs for third straight season: 2013 marks Houston’s third straight appearance in the MLS Cup  Playoffs and the seventh in eight seasons since the inaugural campaign in 2006. The only season in which the club  missed the postseason was 2010. The Dynamo have excelled in the postseason over the years, posting a 14‐7‐6 all‐ time record in the playoffs, including 2013. The Dynamo (.630) have the third‐best postseason win percentage in  MLS history, trailing D.C. United (.688) and the LA Galaxy (.656)   

Dynamo out to defend Eastern Conference crown for second straight year: Last season, the Dynamo defended  their 2011 Eastern Conference crown as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. This year, Houston will attempt to  win its third straight Eastern Conference title as the fourth seed. A year ago, the Dynamo opened their run to the  2012 MLS Cup Final with a road win at Chicago in the Knockout Round. Houston will look to repeat last season’s  run and capture its fifth conference championship in eight years by winning each two‐leg series on the road.  

Defender Jermaine Taylor out for season after foot surgery: Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor underwent  surgery to repair a Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and will miss the remainder of the 2013  season, the club announced on Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kevin Varner at Houston Methodist  Hospital. Taylor, 28, appeared in 26 games for the Dynamo this season. The Jamaican has been a valuable part of the  club since his arrival in 2011, appearing in 66 games (62 starts) at every position across the back line. Taylor started  four games in the 2012 MLS Cup playoffs as the Dynamo reached the MLS Cup Final.   

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Giles Barnes’ game‐winning goal was his ninth of the season 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).   Brad Davis assisted on Barnes’ goal for his ninth assist of the season and his 101st career regular season  assist. Davis is now tied with Marco Etcheverry for sixth on the MLS all‐time assist list.    Davis (9 assists) was the club leader in assists for the sixth straight season and seventh time in eight years.  It was also Davis’ 25th regular season start to reach 25 or more starts for the fifth straight year.    Tally Hall played every minute of the regular season – 3,060 – to win the Dynamo Ironman of the Year  Award. It is the third straight Ironman award for Hall, who played every minute of the season for the  second time in his career (2011).  


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Hall was one of seven players in MLS to play every minute this 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 made one save to reach 300 career regular season saves. Hall also recorded 14 wins this 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.    It was Corey Ashe’s 30th regular season game this year to reach 30 games for the third straight season.  Ashe also reached 2,585 minutes this season to surpass 2,500 minutes for the third consecutive season.  It was Ricardo Clark’s 30 game this regular season to reach 30 games for the third time in his career and  first since 2006.   It was also Davis’ 25th regular season start to reach 25 or more starts for the fifth straight season.   

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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. Last season, 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 games started by Ricardo Clark this  regular season. In games Clark did not start, the club is 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. Clark’s goals and assists have also been vital: 3 of his 4 goals were game‐winning goals (including each of his  last 3 regular season goals, all in 1‐0 wins) and all 4 of his assists were game‐winning assist or tied the game.   

Dynamo 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. 

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  continue 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. The 17 late goals last season was historic, with only the 2012 San Jose Earthquakes (22) and  2009 Real Salt Lake (19) scoring more goals after the 75th minute since 2006 (more details on page 9). The Dynamo  also scored a late goal (Brad Davis, 89th minute) in a 1‐0 win over Santos Laguna on March 5 in the CONCACAF  Champions League.    Brad Davis stars as Dynamo finish CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with 3‐2 win at Panama: With a place in  Brazil for the 2014 World Cup already booked, the Unites States national team closed out the qualifying campaign  with a 3‐2 win at Panama on Oct. 15. Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis entered the match in the 56th minute and  earned an assist eight minutes later, serving a corner kick that was headed into the net by Michael Orozco for a 1‐1  tie. Then, with the U.S. trailing 2‐1 in stoppage time, Davis avoided a tackle from a Panamanian defender and lofted  a perfect cross for Graham Zusi, who headed home for a 2‐2 draw. The U.S. stole the win with a goal from Aron  Johannsson one minute later. It was Davis’ 11th career appearance with the U.S. national team and his fourth  appearance in a World Cup qualifier this year. 

 

 

 

 


Davis is third USMNT player to record a two‐assist game in last two World Cup cycles: Dynamo midfielder Brad  Davis recorded two assists in the 3‐2 World Cup qualifying victory over Panama on Oct. 15. Davis was the only  U.S. men’s national team player to record a two‐assist game in the just‐completed World Cup qualifying cycle.  Davis is the third player to record a two‐assist game in the last two qualifying cycles – for the 2010 and 2014 World  Cups. The others to record a two‐assist game in the last two World Cup cycles are Landon Donovan (twice) and  Sacha Kljestan. *Note courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau, Official Statistician of Major League Soccer.   

Boniek Garcia helps lead Honduras to 2014 World Cup: Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia helped lead the  Honduran national team to its second consecutive World Cup, and third in the nation’s history, with a 2‐2 draw at  Jamaica at Oct. 15. Garcia played 90 minutes in both of Honduras’ qualifiers last weekend, including the 1‐0 win  over Costa Rica on Oct. 11. Garcia, 29, 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 89 caps for Honduras, the sixth‐ most in the history of the national team.        Dynamo reach 100 all‐time regular season wins: Houston’s 1‐0 victory over Montreal pact on Oct. 4 was the club’s  100th regular season wins in eight seasons since joining Major League Soccer at the start of the 2006 season. Houston  (101‐73‐80; 383 points) has averaged 12.63 wins and 47.89 points per season, including the just‐completed campaign.     Clark sets career‐highs in goals, assists: After already setting a career‐high with his fourth assist of the season on  Sept. 21 vs. Chivas USA, Ricardo Clark set a career best with his fourth goal of the season, the winner in the 1‐0  triumph over Montreal on Oct. 4. Clark has two goals and an assist in his last five games since returning to the  starting lineup on Sept. 14 at Philadelphia.  

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Will Bruin has most assists in single season ever by Dynamo player not named Davis: Will Bruin recorded his  seventh assist of the season on Sept. 21 against Chivas USA. Bruin had 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)      Will Bruin’s passes Dwayne De Rosario’s on Dynamo all‐time goals list: Will Bruin goal at New England on Sept.  28 was his 25th career regular season goal to pass Dynamo legend Dwayne De Rosario on the club’s all‐time goals  list. It is the second straight week Bruin has surpassed De Rosario in an offensive catogrory 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 is in his third year with  Houston 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  87  82  25 12 6,799  230  88  Dwayne De Rosario  78  73  24  11  6,455  195  84     Davis records 100th career regular season assist to become seventh MLS player to reach 100 mark: Brad Davis  assisted on Giles Barnes’ opening goal in the 5‐1 win over Chivas USA on Sept. 21 for his 100th career regular  season assist. He is the seventh player in Major League Soccer history to record 100 career assists. Davis has been  prolific over the last five seasons, with 61 assists since the start of 2009 after recording 40 assists in his first seven  years in MLS.          


     

 

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 is in his 10th year as head coach between Houston and San Jose and is the seventh‐longest tenured  head coach in American professional sports. Kinnear only trails Sigi Schmid (187 wins) and Bruce Arena (157 wins)  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  San Jose  New England 

WINS 

LOSSES 

DRAWS 

WIN % 

POINTS 

187  159  128  124  117  112 

130  97  87  94  107  108 

101  54  101  54  84  81 

.568  .600  .565  .555  .516  .507 

660  507  485  416  435  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  last year, including two assists in consecutive games (7/21 vs. Montreal and 7/28 at Toronto FC). Davis had four  multi‐assist games in 2011, including three assists against Vancouver in a 3‐1 home win. 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  101  101 

  Davis becomes first Dynamo man to 20,000 minutes: Brad Davis started the 1‐0 loss at Real Salt Lake on Aug. 10  and played 90 minutes to become the first player in Dynamo history to surpass 20,000 career minutes (20,041) in all  competitions with Houston.  

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Ashe, Davis start MLS All‐Star game in Kansas City: Dynamo defender Corey Ashe and midfielder Brad Davis  both started the MLS All‐Star Game on July 31 in Kansas City. Ashe played the first 66 minutes and Davis played  the first half of the All‐Stars’ 3‐1 loss to AS Roma. Tally Hall was also named to the All‐Star team as part of the  inactive roster. It was Davis’ sixth All‐Star nod and the second for both Ashe and Hall.    

Davis makes 300th career regular season appearance: Houston midfielder Brad Davis entered as a first half  substitute against Chicago on July 27 for his 300th career regular season appearances in his 12‐year MLS career.  Davis is the 22nd player in Major League Soccer history to join the 300 club. The previous three active players to  reach 300 games were Ramiro Corrales (San Jose), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake) and Dwayne De Rosario (D.C.  United). Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (416 games) is the all‐time league leader in games while Dynamo assistant  coach Steve Ralston holds the league mark for field players (378 games). Davis has become more durable with age,  setting career‐highs in games and starts (34 each) as well as minutes (2,892) in 2011 before exceeding all other season  totals in 2012 (31 starts, 28 games, 2,523 minutes). The six‐time MLS All‐Star has won the last four Dynamo MVP  awards and is the franchise leader in games, starts and assists.  

Boswell leads MLS defenders in starts since 2005: Bobby Boswell has started the most regular season games by an  MLS defender since 2005 (254 starts).  

 

 


DYNAMO MAKE HISTORY WITH HOME UNBEATEN STREAK  

Dynamo snap MLS record home unbeaten streak: The 1‐0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on May 12 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 and set the current mark at 36 games with a 1‐1 draw against Colorado on April 28.  

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 unbeaten  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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Dynamo streak vs. other American pro sports: Houston’s 36‐game home unbeaten streak in all competitions was the  third‐longest in American pro sports history. Only the Chicago Bulls of the NBA (44 games, 1995‐96) and Montreal  Canadians of the NHL (38 games, 1976‐77) had a longer home unbeaten streak in the five major American professional  sports. Here is the list of the longest home unbeaten in American professional sports history: 

  Home unbeaten streak (all competitions)

Team  Chicago Bulls  Montreal Canadians  Houston Dynamo  Real Salt Lake  Miami Dolphins  New York Giants  Detroit Red Wings 

44  38  36  34  27  26  23 

Dates 3/30/1995 to 4/4/1996  1976 to 1977  7/9/2011 to 5/12/13 6/6/2009 to 4/27/2011  10/17/1971 to 12/15/1974  9/7/1916 to 9/30/1916  11/5/2011 to 2/19/2012 

Sport NBA  NHL  MLS  MLS  NFL  MLB  NHL 

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The Dynamo have the best all‐time home win percentage in Major League Soccer history. Furthermore, Houston has  lost just 21 home games in eight seasons, an average of 2.63 home losses per year.  

BEST ALL‐TIME HOME WIN PERCENTAGE IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER (Regular season; minimum 50 home games):  TEAM  Dynamo                    Seattle Sounders  LA Galaxy  Portland Timbers 

WINS 

LOSSES

DRAWS

PERCENTAGE

70  45  166  27 

21 16  67  10 

36 19  47  14 

.693  .681  .677  .667 

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Dynamo complete fourth unbeaten home season in MLS history: The Dynamo went 11‐0‐6 (W‐L‐T) in regular season  home games in 2012, becoming the fourth team in Major League Soccer history (est. 1996) to complete a season without a  regular season home loss. Dominic Kinnear was also head coach of the 2005 San Jose Earthquakes, one of four teams to  complete a perfect home season. The chart below lists the four perfect home seasons in Major League Soccer history: 

  TEAM  Houston Dynamo  LA Galaxy  Real Salt Lake  San Jose Earthquakes 

YEAR 2012 2011  2010  2005 

HOME RECORD 11‐0‐6  12‐0‐5  11‐0‐4  9‐0‐7 


COMPARING THE STREAKS: HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. REAL SALT LAKE    Twowo years ago (April 27, 2011), Real Salt Lake’s historic 34‐game home unbeaten streak (in all competitions) came to an end  with a 1‐0 home loss to C.F. Monterrey in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final. The run at home set a  benchmark for home dominance that seemed untouchable to many. After all, only three teams in MLS history had regular  season home unbeaten streaks of 18 games or more: Columbus Crew (22 games, 2008‐09); LA Galaxy (18 games, 2010‐11) and  the San Jose Earthquakes (18 games, 2004‐05).    When comparing the Real Salt Lake’s streak from 2009‐11 to the Dynamo’s home streak from 2011‐13 that ended with a 1‐0  loss to Sporting Kansas City on May 12, they are amazingly similar in results and share several related themes. First, both  clubs boasted fantastic defensive records at home, with Real Salt Lake conceding only 18 goals during their 34‐game home  streak and the Dynamo allowing just 25 goals during their 36‐game home run.    Here is a look at home the home unbeaten streaks compare, beginning with the respective streaks in all competitions  (includes regular season, playoffs and CONCACAF Champions League):    Houston Dynamo (2011‐2013) – 36 games ‐ 26 wins‐0 losses‐10 draws – 70 Goals For, 25 Goals Against    Real Salt Lake (2009‐11) – 34 games – 25 wins‐0 losses‐9 draws – 73 Goals For, 18 Goals Against    How the streak was built:    Houston Dynamo ‐ 36 games: 30 regular season, 3 playoffs, 3 Champions League    Real Salt Lake – 34 games: 27 regular season, 2 playoffs, 5 Champions League    Opponents faced during streak:    Houston Dynamo – 20 clubs – 17 MLS opponents* and three more in the Champions League: C.D. FAS (El Salvador), C.D.  Olimpia (Honduras), and Club Santos Laguna (Mexico)    Real Salt Lake – 18 clubs – 15 MLS opponents** and three more in the Champions League: Arabe Unido (Panama), Cruz Azul  (Mexico) and Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica)    *The Dynamo played every team in MLS during the streak except Chivas USA.    ** Real Salt Lake defeated every other MLS team during its streak, except Portland, Vancouver and Montreal. Portland and  Vancouver entered MLS in 2011 and didn’t play at Salt Lake before the streak ended. Montreal joined MLS in 2012.    Most common victim:    Houston Dynamo: D.C. United – The Dynamo hosted D.C. United four times during the streak (three times in regular season  and once in the playoffs) and won all four games.  Real Salt Lake: Colorado Rapids – Real Salt Lake faced its Rocky Mountain rivals four times at home during its streak and  avoided a defeat to its rivals with a 2‐0‐2 mark.     Now, a look at the regular season streak for each club:    Houston Dynamo – 30 games: 21 wins‐0 losses‐9 draws – 57 Goals For, 23 Goals Against  Real Salt Lake – 29 games:  20 wins‐0 losses‐9 draws – 57 Goals For, 13 Goals Against 


2012 SEASON NOTES    Bruin sets Dynamo single‐season goals record: Will Bruin set a franchise record with 16 goals in all competitions  in 2012. The forward scored four postseason goals after he led the Dynamo with 12 in the regular season. Bruin  surpassed Brian Ching’s club record for goals in a season, including playoffs. Ching scored 14 goals in 2008 (13 in  regular season and one in Champions League) and 14 goals in 2006 (11 in regular season and three in the playoffs).   

  MOST GOALS IN A SEASON, DYNAMO HISTORY    YEAR 

PLAYER 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 

TOTAL GOALS

2012  2008  2006 

Will Bruin  Brian Ching  Brian Ching 

12  13  11 

4  0  3 

0  1  0 

16  14  14 

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Hall breaks former mentor Pat Onstad’s shutout record: Goalkeeper Tally Hall recorded 12 shutouts in the 2012  regular season, eclipsing former teammate Pat Onstad, who set an individual franchise record with 11 shutouts in  2007, when the club had a total of 13 clean sheets in 30 regular season games. Hall finished tied for second in the  league in shutouts, trailing Jimmy Nielsen of Sporting Kansas City (15).  

Brad Davis, midfield maestro: Midfielder Brad Davis recorded 12 assists in 2012, marking the fourth consecutive  season the all‐star midfielder has tallied 12 or more assists. Davis had 16 assists in 2011 (career‐high) and 12 assists  in 2010 and 2009. Davis finished with the fifth most assists in the league in 2012, trailing Graham Zusi (15). 

 

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Bruin matches goals mark for MLS second year professionals: Forward Will Bruin scored 12 regular season goals  in 2012, matching the all‐time MLS record for second‐year professionals. That mark was set by Jeff Cunningham  with Columbus in 1999 and later matched by Rodrigo Faria of the New York MetroStars in 2002. 

Davis reaches 20 for second straight season: Brad Davis has reached a combined 20 goals and assists each of the  last two years, with 8 goals (a career‐high) and 12 assists in 2012, after the midfielder reached 20 with 4 goals and 16  assists (another career‐high) in 2011. Davis’ achievement each of the last two years is remarkable because no other  player in Dynamo history has ever recorded 20 combined goals and assists in a single regular season. Davis also has  four of the best five combined totals in team history. Here are the highest combined totals in club history: 

 

  PLAYER  Brad Davis  Brad Davis  Brian Ching  Brad Davis  Brad Davis  Will Bruin  Dwayne De Rosario 

TOTAL GOALS, ASSISTS 20  20  18  17  17  16  16 

COMBINATION 8 goals, 12 assists  4 goals, 16 assists  13 goals, 5 assists  5 goals, 12 assists  5 goals, 12 assists  12 goals, 4 assists  11 goals, 5 assists 

YEAR 2012  2011  2008  2010  2009  2012  2006 

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2012 Dynamo team awards: Brad Davis won his fourth consecutive team Most Valuable Player award in 2012.  Boniek Garcia was named Newcomer of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year after joining the Dynamo last  June. Bobby Boswell earned Defender of the Year honors for the third time in five seasons in Houston. Will Bruin  earned the Dynamo’s Budweiser Golden Boot award after recording 12 goals in the regular season and adding four  more in the playoffs. Bruin also won the Dynamo’s Humanitarian of the Year award for his work on the Bald is  Beautiful campaign.  

Boniek García makes impact in debut season: Midfielder Boniek García ignited Houstonʹs run to the playoffs in  2012 with 4 goals and 6 assists in 17 regular season games. The Dynamo went 9‐4‐6 with a +10 goal difference in the  regular season after Garciaʹs debut. The 29‐year‐old Designated Player signed with Houston in June 2012 after  playing for Honduran powerhouse C.D. Olimpia since 2003.   

 


Dynamo scored third most late goals in MLS since 2006 last season: The Dynamo scored 17 goals in the final 15  minutes of games in 2012. The 17 late goals in a season were historic, with only the 2012 San Jose Earthquakes (22)  and 2009 Real Salt Lake (19) scoring more goals after the 75th minute in a season since the Dynamo entered the  league in 2006. 17 late goals is also a franchise record, eclipsing the previous mark of 14, set in 2011. Houston scored  a total of 48 regular season goals in 2012, with the goals in the final 15 minutes of matches accounting for a full 35%  of its goals.  

  MOST LATE GOALS* IN SINGLE SEASON IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER SINCE 2006      Year  2012  2009   2012 

Club  San Jose Earthquakes  Real Salt Lake  Houston Dynamo

Late Goals (*76th minute or later) 22  18  17

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Dynamo set franchise points, goals records: The Dynamo set a new mark for points in a season with 53 in 2012,  surpassing the previous club record, 52, set in 2007. The club also set a new record with 48 goals.   

Ching tied with Diaz Arce for 11th on MLS all‐time goal list: Dynamo forward Brian Ching enters 2013 with 82  career regular season goals. Ching is tied for 11th on the all‐time MLS scoring list with Raul Diaz Arce. Ching’s next  target is 88 goals, where Carlos Ruiz and Roy Lassiter sit tied for ninth on the league’s all‐time chart.    

Dominic Kinnear is the seventh longest‐tenured head coach in American pro sports: Dynamo head coach  Dominic Kinnear is in his tenth consecutive season as head coach of the Dynamo or their predecessor, the San Jose  Earthquakes. Only six head coaches/managers in American professional sports have been with their current club  longer than Kinnear.  

 

 

  The list below details the longest‐tenured head coaches in American professional sports:    FIRST SEASON 

NAME 

CLUB (LEAGUE) 

1996 

Greg Popovich 

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) 

1998 

Barry Trotz 

Nashville Predators (NHL) 

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  2005 

Tom Coughlin  Charlie Manuel 

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

NOTE                    Named head coach December  2003  Named head coach January 2004  Named head coach November 2004 

  •  BBVA Compass Stadium opener: The Dynamo opened the 13th soccer‐specific stadium in Major League Soccer on May 12,  2012. On a gorgeous, 82‐degree day in front of a sell‐out crowd of 22,039 the Dynamo honored past legends in a pregame  ceremony that included the unveiling of 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup championship banners.    

Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Thursday, Nov. 21)    OUT: Jermaine Taylor – Left foot fracture     QUESTIONABLE: Will Bruin – Left foot sprain; Ricardo Clark – Left knee sprain     


HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

Status

Tally Hall 

GK  6‐4 

215  5‐12‐85 

rhymes with RALLY 

Eric Brunner 

6‐4 

170  2‐2‐86 

BREW‐ner 

Calen Carr 

6‐0 

150  10‐4‐82 

 

Jermaine Taylor 

5‐10  195  1���14‐85 

 

Warren Creavalle 

5‐11  170  8‐14‐90 

cruh‐VAL 

175  5‐24‐84 

International 

Mike Chabala 

6‐0 

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 

 

195  10‐24‐89 

Cha‐ball‐ah    Generation adidas  Homegrown Player  Young Designated Player 

12  Will Bruin 

6‐2 

 

 

13  Ricardo Clark 

5‐10  160  2‐10‐83 

 

 

14  Jason Johnson 

6‐0 

180  10‐9‐90 

 

Generation adidas/International 

15  Cam Weaver 

6‐4 

195  6‐10‐83 

 

 

17  Servando Carrasco 

5‐10  175  8‐13‐88 

sir‐VAWN‐dough cuh‐ROSS‐coh 

 

20  Andrew Driver 

5‐9 

 

152  11‐20‐87 

 

 

International 

21     Anthony Arena                     D        5‐11    170    08‐03‐90  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 

25  Brian Ching 

6‐1 

195  5‐24‐78 

 

26  Corey Ashe 

5‐7 

154  3‐14‐86 

ASH 

27  Boniek Garcia  

5‐9 

150  9‐4‐84 

Bone‐ee‐ECK 

28  Erich Marscheider 

GK  6‐3 

185  1‐5‐93 

Eric Mar‐shy‐der 

32  Bobby Boswell 

185  3‐15‐83 

BOZ‐well 

 

6‐2 

 

Head Coach – Dominic Kinnear (10th year overall, 128‐87‐101 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 – Shane Caron  Equipment Manager – Michael Porter 

International  Homegrown Player 

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: Fifth year – 106 GP, 106 GS, 28 SHO Goalkeeper with great size and shot-blocking ability returns as the starter in 2013 after starting 67 consecutive games from 2011-12 and setting club record with 12 regular season shutouts in 2012. 2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 390 mins, 0.69 GAA, 2 shutouts, 2-0-2

2013 MLS: 34 GS, 3,060 mins, 1.21 GAA, 9 shutouts, 14-11-9 2013-14 CCL: 2 GS, 180 mins, 0.50 GAA, 1 shutout, 1-1-0

 Hall recorded fifth career playoff shutout in first leg vs. Sporting Kansas City to become the franchise leader in playoff shutouts, surpassing Pat Onstad, who kept four postseason clean sheets with Houston  Made eight saves on Nov. 6 at New York, matching season-high set on June 19 at Montreal  Played every minute of the 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)  Has started 101 of Houston’s last 102 regular season games, beginning with start of 2011 season  Named to 2013 MLS All-Star team as part of inactive roster (second time as All-Star; 2011)  Part of U.S. national team squad for 2-1 World Cup qualifying win at Jamaica on June 7  Saved Landon Donovan’s penalty kick in 1-0 win at LA Galaxy on May 5, to secure Houston’s first shutout win at LA Galaxy in club history  Participated in first U.S. senior national team training camp in January  2012: Set new franchise record for shutouts in a season with 12, surpassing Pat Onstad’s previous record of 11, set in 2007  Went 734 minutes without conceding a goal in run of play from June 30 to Aug. 10  Recorded three straight shutouts twice in seven-game span (7/3, 7/7, 7/15) and (7/21, 7/28, 8/3) Most saves (’13): 8, 11/7/13 at New York; 6/19/13 at Montreal Impact Last shutout: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City 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: 27 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: 2013 debut - 13 GP, 9 GS, 0 G, 0 A Pronunciation: BREW-ner Experienced center back with strong aerial ability acquired from Portland in December 2012.

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 385 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 13 GP, 9 GS, 889 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  Left game at Chicago on Sept. 1 with ankle injury  Started 2-1 Champions League win versus Árabe Unido on Aug. 27  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)  2012: Underwent surgery on his right ankle on Oct. 23 Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 5/20/12 vs. Chicago Last assist: 6/19/11 vs. New York FW 6-0 150 3 CALEN CARR Born: 10/4/82, Berkeley, CA Age: 31 Last Club: Chicago Fire - 2006-11 College: University of California Dynamo career: Third year – 35 GP, 21 GS, 5 G, 2 A Fast, versatile forward acquired from Chicago in 2011.

2013 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 66 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2012 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 251 mins, 1 G, 2 A 2012 MLS: 26 GP, 17 GS, 1512 mins, 4 G, 2 A  Made first competitive appearance since 2012 MLS Cup final on September 8 in Reserve League game against New York; playing 66 minutes and scoring goal on diving header


 2012: Set career-highs with four regular season goals in and 17 starts  Played 1,512 minutes in regular season, more than previous four season combined  Scored opening goal in 2012 MLS Cup final  Scored two goals on 7/18 vs. Kansas City for first twogoal regular season game of his career  Exited match vs. FC Dallas on 6/16 with left hamstring strain, missed next five matches Last start: 12/1/12 at LA Galaxy (MLS Cup final) Last appearance: 12/1/12 at LA Galaxy (MLS Cup final) Last goal: 12/1/12 vs. LA Galaxy (MLS Cup final) Last assist: 11/4/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City DF 5-10 195 I 4 JERMAINE TAYLOR Born: 1/14/85, Portland, Jamaica Age: 28 Last Club: St. George’s SC (Jamaica) – 2009-11 Other Clubs: Harbour View F.C. (Jamaica) – 2004-09 Dynamo career: Third year – 66 GP, 62 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).

2013 MLS: 26 GP, 26 GS, 2,142 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Will miss remainder of the 2013 season after surgery to repair a Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in left foot  Missed game vs. Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 9 due to Jamaica national team call up for World Cup qualifying matches at United States (Oct. 11) and vs. Honduras (Oct. 15) (Did not play in either game)  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 16 of club's final 19 regular season games  Started at all three defensive positions (RB, CB, LB) Last start: 10/20/13 vs. New York Red Bulls Last appearance: 10/20/13 vs. 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: Second year – 38 GP, 22 GS, 3 G, 2 A Pronunciation: Cruh-VAL Physical, versatile player who offers can play across backline and midfield. Selected by Houston in the second round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Central Florida.

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 319 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 27 GP, 17 GS, 1,629 mins, 3 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 4 GP, 3 GS, 251 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 5 GP, 5 GS, 504 mins, 2 G, 0 A  Made first career playoff start on October 31 vs. Montreal  Versatile player has played center mid, right mid, right back, left back and center back in young pro career  Scored opening goal in the 31st minute of 1-1 tie at Columbus Crew on June 1  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  Recorded first career assist on Boniek Garcia's goal on 9/29 vs. New England  Led Dynamo Reserves field players with 808 minutes in nine games, playing all but two minutes during season  Played at Furman University (2008-09) and University of Central Florida (2010-11)  Two-time All-Conference USA First Team (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: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 6/1/13 at Columbus Crew Last assist: 3/2/13 vs. D.C United DF 6-0 175 6 MIKE CHABALA Born: 5/24/84, Fresno, CA Age: 29 Last Club: D.C. United (2012) Other Clubs: Portland (2011-12); Houston (2006-11) College: University of Washington Dynamo career: Seventh year overall – 51 GP, 37 GS, 1 G, 7 A (returned to Dynamo in 2013)

Pronunciation: Cha-ball-ah


Veteran defender and Dynamo original returns to Houston in 2013 after spending first six years of career in orange.

2013 playoffs: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 4 GP, 1 GS, 158 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 4 GP, 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 8 GP, 8 GS, 720 mins, 0 G, 1 A  Made first playoff start since 2009 and first MLS start since Sept. 8 in first leg vs. Sporting KC on Nov. 9  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Árabe Unido on Oct. 24 in the CONCACAF Champions League  Played 90 minutes in 2-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over W Connection on Sept. 25  Made first MLS start of 2013 season on Sept. 8 vs. New York Red Bulls  Entered as substitute (53rd minute) for Corey Ashe in 2-0 loss at Columbus on Sept. 4  Played 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Stoke City in Dynamo Charities Cup on July 24  Played 90 minutes in 3-0 U.S. Open Cup loss at FC Dallas on June 12  2012: Appeared in 12 games (8 starts) with the Portland Timbers and D.C. United in 2012  Traded from Portland to D.C. United on 8/9  Traded from Houston to Portland in July 2011 along with defender Lovel Palmer, in exchange for midfielder Adam Moffat and allocation money Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 8/2/11 vs. LA Galaxy (with Portland) Last assist: 9/16/11 vs. New England 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: 2013 debut- 11 GP, 1 GS, 0 G, 0 A Fast, experienced forward acquired in December 2012 from Colorado. Jamaica international (35 caps, 7 goals) adds formidable presence to forwards corps.

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 1 GS, 174 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 11 GP, 1 GS, 190 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 169 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 5 GP, 3 GS, 128 mins, 1 G, 1 A  Made first start of 2013 playoffs in first leg vs. Sporting Kansas City on Nov. 9

 Scored series-winning goal in 104th minute of Houston’s 2-1 second-leg win at New York on Nov. 6, fighting past two Red Bull defenders to push shot home from five yards (second goal of series)  Scored the equalizing goal from a yard out in the 92nd minute in 2-2 first-leg draw vs. New York on Nov. 3 after Luis Robles saved the initial Bobby Boswell header (First goal in all competitions this season and first playoff goal since 2011)  Earned assist on Cam Weaver’s goal and played 89 minutes in 1-0 MLS Reserve League win over Montreal Impact on Oct. 5  Played 79 minutes in 2-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over W Connection on Sept. 25  Made first regular season start of 2013 in 1-0 win vs. Philadelphia Union on July 6  2013: Made first regular season Dynamo appearance on March 23 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC  2012: Scored 6 goals and tallied 2 assists in 28 games with Colorado while dealing with injuries to both ankles Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 11/6/13 at New York Last assist: 10/20/12 vs. Chivas USA DF 5-9 165 GA 8 KOFI SARKODIE Born: 3/22/91, Dayton, OH Age: 22 Last Club: University of Akron Dynamo career: Third year – 50 GP, 47 GS, 0 G, 5 A Pronunciation: KO-fee sar-KO-dee Dynamic outside defender who likes to attack. Selected by Dynamo with No. 7 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft. United States U-23 international.

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 390 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 33 GP, 33 GS, 2,948 mins, 0 G, 4 A 2013-14 CCL: 3 GP, 3 GS, 250 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Provided assist 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  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  Assisted on Warren Creavalle’s opening goal on June 1 at Columbus Crew for fourth assist of season  Assisted on Brad Davis’ goal on April 14 vs. Chicago


 Assisted on Giles Barnes’ equalizer vs. Vancouver on March 23  Assisted on Andrew Driver’s goal on March 17 at FC Dallas  2012: Made first league start of season on 9/6 vs. Real Salt Lake and started all six remaining games and all six playoff games at right back  Scored first MLS goal on Nov. 11 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: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 11/11/12 vs. D.C. United Last assist: 11/6/13 at New York FW 5-9 155 HG 9 BRYAN SALAZAR Born: 10/17/94, Houston, TX Age: 19 Last Club: Houston Dynamo Academy U18s Dynamo career: 2013 debut *Signed as fifth Homegrown Player in club history on 2/14/13 Quick, creative, explosive attacking player who has progressed up from the Junior Academy to the senior team. 2013 MLS: Has not appeared 2013 Open Cup: 1 GP, 1 GS, 60 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 8 GP, 4 GS, 553 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Graduated from Fort Bend Bush High School on June 7  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: 2013 debut – 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.

2013 MLS: 2 GP, 1 GS, 88 mins, 0 G, 1 A 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  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  Started 2-1 Champions League win versus Árabe Unido on Aug. 27 (77 minutes)  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: 31 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2005) Other Clubs: Dallas Burn - 2003-04, New York - 2002 College: Saint Louis University Dynamo career: Eighth year – 216 GP, 198 GS, 33 G, 83 A


Original Dynamo player, 6-time MLS All-Star and winner of last four team MVP awards. Club's all-time leader in games, starts, and assists, the midfielder recorded 16 assists in 2011 and finished as MLS MVP runner-up and named to MLS Best XI. United States international (12 caps).

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 383 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 25 GP, 24 GS, 2,204 mins, 4 G, 9 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 23 mins, 0 G, 1 A  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 calmly 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 firs-leg draw vs. New York on Nov. 3  Played 90 minutes vs. New York on Nov. 3 to reach 2,076 career playoff minutes with Houston. He is the first Dynamo player to surpass 2,000 career playoff minutes  Recorded his ninth assist of the season on Giles Barnes’ playoff-clinching, game-winning goal for the Dynamo in 2-1 win at D.C. United on Oct. 27  It was Davis’ 101st career regular season assist. He is tied with Marco Etcheverry for sixth on the MLS assist list  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  Recorded first two-assist game of season – the 20th of his career – in 3-1 win over Seattle on Aug. 17  Started and played first half of 2013 MLS All-Star game on July 31 vs. AS Roma (six-time All-Star)  Made his 300th career regular season appearances on July 27 vs. Chicago to become the 22nd player in Major League Soccer history to join the 300 club  Entered as substitute in U.S. national team’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Honduras on June 18 and 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Panama on June 11  Entered as halftime substitute for U.S. in 4-3 friendly win over Germany on June 2  Started and played 63 minutes for U.S. national team in 42 friendly loss to Belgium on May 29  Earned first red card since 2009 and fourth of career in stoppage time vs. Colorado on April 28

 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.  Started and played 64 minutes for U.S. national team vs. Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium on January 29  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: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 11/6/13 at New York Last assist: 10/27/13 at D.C. United FW 6-2 195 12 WILL BRUIN Born: 10/24/89, St. Louis, MO Age: 24 Last Club: Indiana University Dynamo career: Third year – 87 GP, 82 GS, 25 G, 12 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).

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 278 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 30 GP, 30 GS, 2,596 mins, 8 G, 7 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 1 GS, 33 mins, 0 G, 0 A  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  Has scored all 6 career playoff goals in his last 10 playoff games  Trails Brian Ching (7 playoff goals) by one goal on the club’s all-time playoff scoring list  Second on team in goals (8) and assists (7) in 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)  Became first Dynamo player with 2 goals & 2 assists in a single game on May 8 at D.C. United  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  Third Dynamo player to record two-goal playoff game: Brian Ching (2007 Western Conference semifinal vs. FC Dallas) and Paul Dalglish (2006 Western Conference final vs. Colorado) Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 10/31/13 vs. Montreal Impact (2 goals) Last assist: 9/21/13 vs. Chivas USA Last two-goal game: 10/31/13 vs. Montreal Impact 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: 30 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: Sixth year – 138 GP, 133 GS, 12 G, 12 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).

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 326 mins, 1 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 30 GP, 29 GS, 2,517 mins, 4 G, 4 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 32 mins, 0 G, 0 A  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 this regular season for third time in his career and first since 2006  Scored winning goal in sixth minute of 1-0 win over Montreal Impact on Oct. 4; beautiful, curling effort from 25 yards off Giles Barnes’ chest layoff (fourth goal of season to set new career-high)  Recorded fourth assist of the season on Barnes’ second goal on Sept. 21 vs. Chivas USA to set a new career-high

 Scored winning goal – a 53rd minute header from Brad Davis free kick – for 1-0 win at Philadelphia on Sept. 14; third goal of season, matching 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: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 11/3/13 vs. New York Last assist: 10/31/13 vs. Montreal Impact FW 6-0 180 I/GA 14 JASON JOHNSON Born: 10/9/90, Happy News, Jamaica Age: 23 Last Club: Virginia Commonwealth University ROOKIE – 13 GP, 4 GS, 1 G, 0 A Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2013 MLS SuperDraft (No. 13 overall) Fast striker/winger and Generation adidas member selected with No. 13 overall selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

2013 MLS: 13 GP, 4 GS, 428 mins, 1 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 first career international start (3rd cap overall) on Tuesday at Trinidad and Tobago (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 this 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  Played 90 minutes in 3-0 U.S. Open Cup loss at FC Dallas on June 12  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: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last goal: 9/25/13 vs. W Connection (CCL) Last assist (MLS): None FW 6-4 195 15 CAM WEAVER Born: 6/10/83, Tacoma, WA Age: 30 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2009) Other Clubs: FK Haugesund (Norway) – 2007-2009; Seattle Sounders (USL1) - 2006 College: Seattle University Dynamo career: Fifth year – 81 GP, 37 GS, 12 G, 3 A Towering target forward who was critical to Dynamo’s advancement in 2012-13 Champions League and Reserve League division title.

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 0 GS, 82 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 22 GP, 6 GS, 709 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 4 GP, 4 GS, 360 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 106 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Earned first career playoff assist on Omar Cummings’ series-winning goal in 2-1 second-leg win at New York on Nov. 6, heading Kofi Sarkodie’s cross back across six-yard box, where Cummings finished chance  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Árabe Unido on Oct. 24 in the CONCACAF Champions League  Played 90 minutes in 2-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over W Connection on Sept. 25  Scored both goals in 2-1 Champions League win versus Árabe Unido on Aug. 27; a six-yard volley equalizer in 22nd minute and game-winning header in 77th minute  Scored goals in consecutive league games (July 27 vs. Chicago and Aug. 3 vs. Columbus) for first time since April 2011, when he scored at New York in 1-1 tie and vs. Vancouver in 3-1 win  Scored in 85th minute in 3-1 win vs. Columbus Crew on Aug. 3 (MLS Goal of the Week)  Scored first MLS goal since May 28, 2011 in 1-1 draw vs. Chicago Fire on July 27  2013: Missed nearly two months with lower back injury before returning on June 12 at FC Dallas  2012: Scored five goals in final two Reserve League games – a hat trick @ RSL on Oct. 10 and two goals vs. Chicago on Oct. 13 – to finish season with 11 goals Last start: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 8/27/13 vs. Árabe Unido (CCL) (2 goals)

Last assist: 11/6/13 at New York 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: First year – 3 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

2013 MLS (w/ HOU): 3 GP, 0 GS, 26 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS (w/ SEA): 19 GP, 13 GS, 1,230 mins, 1 G, 1 A

 Played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Árabe Unido on Oct. 24 in the CONCACAF Champions League  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  Scored on a 70th minute penalty kick vs. Vancouver on June 8  CONCACAF Champions League: Appeared in 9 career Champions League games with Seattle Sounders, including 6 starts, and registered 1 assist  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: 10/27/13 at D.C. United Last goal: 6/8/13 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (with Seattle) Last assist: 5/11/13 vs. San Jose Earthquakes (with Seattle) MF 5-9 152 I 20 ANDREW DRIVER Born: 11/20/87, Oldham England Age: 25 Last Club: Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Premier League) Dynamo career: 2013 debut - 26 GP, 20 GS, 3 G, 1 A Versatile midfielder who joined the Dynamo on loan in February 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


2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 0 GS, 142 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 26 GP, 20 GS, 1,694 mins, 3 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 2 GP, 1 GS, 74 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made MLS Cup Playoff debut with substitute appearance against Montreal on October 31  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Árabe Unido on Oct. 24 in the CONCACAF Champions League  Made first MLS appearance since Sept. 4 on Oct. 4 vs. Montreal Impact (missed one month with left calf injury)  Exited game vs. Chicago Fire on July 27 in the 15th minute with right Achilles injury  Scored opening goal in 2-0 win over Stoke City F.C. on July 24, curling a 25-yard free kick over wall into bottom right corner of net (first goal since May 8 at D.C. United)  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: 10/24/13 at Árabe Unido (CCL) Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last assist: 4/20/13 at Toronto FC Last goal: 7/24/13 vs. Stoke City F.C. 21 ANTHONY ARENA D 5-11 170 Born: 8/3/1990, Kenmore, WA Age: 23 Last Club: Wake Forest University Dynamo career: 2013 debut ROOKIE – 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.

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  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  Named to All-ACC Freshman Team in 2009  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 22 BRIAN OWNBY MF 5-11 165 Born: 7/16/90, Glen Allen, VA Age: 23 Last Club: University of Virginia Dynamo career: Second year – 10 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.

2013 MLS: 3 GP, 0 GS, 52 mins, 0 G, 0 A 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  Made 2013 MLS debut in 2-0 loss at Columbus on Sept. 4  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  2011 All-ACC Second Team  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 Last start: 5/29/13 vs. FC Tucson (U.S. Open Cup) Last appearance: 9/14/13 at Philadelphia Union Last goal: None as professional Last assist: 6/20/12 vs. Toronto FC


23 GILES BARNES MF 5-11 181 I 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: Second year – 37 GP, 33 GS, 9 G, 4 A

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

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 3 GS, 251 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 33 GP, 32 GS, 2,561 mins, 9 G, 4 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 0 GS, 53 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Scored the game-winning, playoff-clinching goal in 2-1 win at D.C. United on Oct. 27  Barnes led Houston with nine goals and clinched the Dynamo Budweiser Golden Boot, edging Bruin (8 goals) by one goal  Barnes is 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)  Registered assist on Ricardo Clark’s winning goal vs. Montreal Impact on Oct. 4  Recorded his second two-goal game of the season on Sept. 21 vs. Chivas USA  Tallied first two-goal game with Dynamo on Aug. 17 vs. Seattle, including sensational 30-yard strike that won MLS Goal of the Week  2013: Drew penalty that led to opening goal in 3-1 win over Columbus Crew on Aug. 3  2012: Helped create Will Bruin’s goal on Nov. 11 vs. D.C., forcing save from Joe Willis before Bruin finished goal  CCL: Made Dynamo home debut on Sept. 20 vs. FAS and scored stunning 30-yard goal with strike into upper corner  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 Last start: 11/6/13 at New York Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 10/27/13 at D.C. United Last assist: 10/4/13 vs. Montreal Impact

24 TYLER DERIC GK 6-3 Born: 8/30/88, Houston, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: North Carolina Dynamo career: Fifth year – 3 GP, 3 GS, 1 SHO Pronunciation: DARE-ick

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First ever Academy product and second home-grown player in league history. Promising goalkeeper with good reflexes who has recorded 11 shutouts in 22 Reserve League games since 2011. 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  Kept clean sheet in 1-0 MLS Reserve League win over Montreal Impact Reserves on Oct. 5  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 FW 6-1 195 25 BRIAN CHING Born: 5/24/78, Haleiwa, HI Age: 35 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2003-05) Other Clubs: LA Galaxy (2001) College: Gonzaga University Dynamo career: Eighth year – 169 GP, 123 GS, 56 G, 22 A Original Dynamo player and all-time leading scorer. The forward led or tied for the team lead in goals in five consecutive seasons (2007-2011) and set a franchise and personal record with 13 goals in 2008. United States international (45 caps, 11 goals).

2013 MLS: 14 GP, 0 GS, 232 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 68 mins, 0 G, 0 A


2013 Reserves: 4 GP, 4 GS, 266 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Announced he will retire after 2013 season in press conference on Sept. 24  Dynamo also announced Brian Ching Testimonial Match, set for Dec. 13, 2013 at BBVA Compass Stadium, featuring Dynamo, MLS and U.S. national team stars of past and present  Made first MLS appearance since July 13 at New England in 4-1 loss vs. New York Red Bulls on Sept. 8  Started Champions League game at W Connection on Aug. 20 (68 minutes)  Played final 28 minutes in 3-0 U.S. Open Cup loss at FC Dallas on June 12  Started and played 72 minutes in 2-0 Open Cup win over FC Tucson on May 29  Recorded 30th career assist with Dynamo on May 8 at D.C. United, passing Brian Mullan for second on franchise list  2012: Set career-high with 30 games in regular season ... Tied career-high with five assists Last start: 8/20/13 at W Connection (CCL) Last appearance: 9/8/13 vs. New York Red Bulls Last goal: 9/2/12 at Chicago Last assist: 5/8/13 at D.C. United Last two-goal game: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Sounders Last hat trick: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago Fire (2 in MLS) DF 5-7 154 26 COREY ASHE Born: 3/14/86, Orange County, CA Age: 27 Last Club: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Seventh year – 190 GP, 135 GS, 1 G, 15 A 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.

2013 playoffs: 3 GP, 3 GS, 300 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013 MLS: 30 GP, 29 GS, 2,585 mins, 0 G, 2 A 2013-14 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A  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  Earned first career playoff assist on Will Bruin’s final goal in 3-0 win over Montreal on October 31  Started and played first 66 minutes of 2013 MLS All-Star game on July 31 vs. AS Roma

 Returned to Dynamo on July 18 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  Start vs. Portland on 5/15/12 was Ashe’s 137th MLS regular season appearance to move to second on the Dynamo all-time list  2011: Named MLS All-Star for the first time Last start: 11/6/13 at New York Last appearance: 11/6/13 at New York Last goal: 9/22/09 vs. Árabe Unido (CCL) Last assist: 10/31/13 vs. Montreal Impact MF 5-9 150 DP 27 BONIEK GARCIA Born: 9/4/84, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Age: 29 Last Club: C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) 2003-12 Dynamo career: Second year – 39 GP, 38 GS, 7 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 (91 caps) and was named Dynamo Players' Player of the Year in 2012.

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 390 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 22 GP, 21 GS, 1,899 mins, 3 G, 6 A 2013-14 CCL: 2 GP, 0 GS, 66 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Started and played 64 minutes for Honduras national team in 5-0 loss to Brazil on Saturday; Entered as substitute (81st minute) in 2-2 draw vs. Ecuador at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday  Drew foul that resulted in penalty kick, and converted spot kick for second goal in 3-0 win over Montreal on October 31  Converted from the penalty spot to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead against D.C. United on Oct. 27  Helped lead Honduras national team to third World Cup in nation’s history with 90-minute appearance (89th cap) in 2-2 draw at Jamaica on Oct. 15, sealing third-place finish in CONCACAF qualifying  Missed game vs. Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 9 due to Honduras’ World Cup qualifiers vs. Costa Rica & Jamaica  Recorded his first two-goal game (and first 2 goals of 2013 season) with the Dynamo on Sept 21 vs. Chivas USA  Missed the 1-0 win at Philadelphia on 9/14 due to onegame suspension from MLS Disciplinary Committee  Started both September World Cup qualifiers for Honduras national team – 60 minutes in 2-1 win at Mexico and 80 minutes in 2-2 draw vs. Panama


 Assisted Will Bruin and Cam Weaver’s goals in 3-1 win vs. Columbus on Aug. 3 (first two-assist game in MLS career)  Made first start since May 26 in 1-0 win vs. Philadelphia on July 6 (missed 4 games to international duty and injury)  Returned to starting lineup on April 28 vs. Colorado after missing three games with left Achilles tendonitis  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: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 10/31/13 vs. Montreal Impact Last assist: 10/4/13 vs. Montreal Impact GK 6-3 185 28 ERICH MARSCHEIDER Born: 1/5/93, Vienna, Austria Age: 20 Last Club: Colorado Rush Soccer Club Dynamo career: Second year – Has not appeared in competitive game Young, hard-working goalkeeper who signed with the Dynamo during the 2012 preseason 2013 Reserves: 4 GP, 4 GS, 360 mins, 2.25 GAA, 1 shutout, 2-2-0

2013-14 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Played three years of varsity soccer at Pine Creek High School (Colorado Springs, Colo.)  Earned Golden Gloves honors as top goalkeeper in 2011 for Colorado Rush program

DF 6-2 185 32 BOBBY BOSWELL Born: 3/15/83, Austin, TX Age: 30 Last Club: D.C. United (2005-07) College: Florida International University Dynamo career: Sixth year – 177 GP, 176 GS, 9 G, 5 A Backbone of the Dynamo defense and winner of 3 of last 5 Dynamo of the Year awards since joining club in 2008. United States international (3 caps)

2013 playoffs: 4 GP, 4 GS, 390 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2013 MLS: 32 GP, 31 GS, 2,830 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2013-14 CCL: 3 GP, 3 GS, 180 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2013 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Árabe Unido on Oct. 24 in the CONCACAF Champions League  Scored first goal of season in 2-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over W Connection on Sept. 25  Ejected against New England on May 18 for violent conduct against Dimitry Imbongo; suspended for additional game by MLS disciplinary committee and missed a total of two games  2012: Led Dynamo field players with 2,930 regular season minutes, a career-high  Set career-highs in games played and games started (33)  Played full time in 37 consecutive MLS matches (3,380 consecutive minutes, including playoffs) before exiting Houston’s 1-0 win on Sept. 6 with a stomach virus  Two goals in 2012 were both headers off of Brad Davis corner kicks (vs. TFC, vs. MTL) Last start: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last appearance: 11/9/13 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last goal: 9/25/13 vs. W Connection (CCL) Last assist: 5/5/13 at LA Galaxy 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 2013 DYNAMO WERE ASSEMBLED Date 12/16/05 12/16/05 1/12/07 12/12/07 1/23/09 2/27/09 6/9/09 1/13/11 1/13/11 2/16/11 3/23/11 1/12/12 1/17/12 2/22/12 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 3/1/13 8/7/13 9/13/13

Player Brian Ching Brad Davis Corey Ashe Bobby Boswell Tally Hall Tyler Deric Cam Weaver Kofi Sarkodie Will Bruin Jermaine Taylor Calen Carr Warren Creavalle Brian Ownby Erich Marscheider Boniek Garcia Ricardo Clark Giles Barnes Eric Brunner Omar Cummings Jason Johnson Bryan Salazar Andrew Driver Mike Chabala Anthony Arena Alexander López Servando Carrasco

Transaction type Moved with club from San Jose (SJ acquired 03 Supplemental Draft) Moved with club from San Jose (SJ acquired 05 trade) 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Round 2 (pick 26) Traded from D.C. United for Zach Wells Signed as discovery player on free transfer from Esbjerg (Denmark) Signed as home-grown player (first in club history) Traded from San Jose Earthquakes for Chris Wondolowski 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Round 1 (pick 7) 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Round 1 (pick 11) Transferred from St. George’s (Jamaica) Traded from Chicago Fire for Dominic Oduro 2012 MLS SuperDraft Round 2 (pick 37) 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft Round 1 (pick 7) Signed as trialist 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) Signed as free agent (Spent 2006-11 with Dynamo before trade to Portland) 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

Acquisitions by first season* with club 2006 2 2007 1 2008 1 2009 3 2010 0 2011 4 2012 6 2013 9 *For players that re-joined Dynamo (i.e. Clark, Chabala), 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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2013 DYNAMO GAMEBY-GAME LINEUPS

(Formations listed right-to-left)

  Dynamo vs. D.C. United – March 2, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell   Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark (Luiz Camargo 89)�� Adam Moffat   Brad Davis (C) (Warren Creavalle 85)  Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 87)  Will Bruin     Dynamo vs. Santos Laguna – March 5,  2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell   Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Warren Creavalle (Brad Davis 46)   Ricardo Clark (Andrew Driver 83)  Adam Moffat   Boniek Garcia  Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 70)  Will Bruin     Dynamo at Santos Laguna – March 13,  2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Warren Creavalle (Andrew Driver 75)  Bobby Boswell   Jermaine Taylor   Kofi Sarkodie   Boniek Garcia   Ricardo Clark   Adam Moffat   Brad Davis (Jason Johnson 86)   Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 67)  Will Bruin                      

  Dynamo at FC Dallas – March 17, 2013  4‐4‐2 

 

  Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie (Cam Weaver 81)   Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia   Ricardo Clark   Adam Moffat (Andrew Driver 69)   Brad Davis    Giles Barnes  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 49)     Dynamo vs. Vancouver – March 23, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie    Bobby Boswell    Eric Brunner   Corey Ashe  Warren Creavalle (Omar Cummings 90)   Ricardo Clark   Adam Moffat   Andrew Driver   Giles Barnes (Luiz Camargo 81)  Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 79)    Dynamo vs. San Jose – March 30, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia   Ricardo Clark   Adam Moffat    Brad Davis (Andrew Driver 77)     Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 70)    Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 83)                        

            Dynamo at Portland – April 6, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver  Ricardo Clark (Omar Cummings 81)   Adam Moffat (Warren Creavalle 64)    Brad Davis    Giles Barnes   Cam Weaver (Brian Ching 71)       Dynamo vs. Chicago – April 14, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver (Warren Creavalle 71)    Ricardo Clark    Adam Moffat    Brad Davis    Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 86)  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 75)       Dynamo at Toronto FC – April 20, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor (Ejected 62)   Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver   Ricardo Clark    Adam Moffat (Warren Creavalle 41)      Brad Davis (Luiz Camargo 45)    Giles Barnes (Eric Brunner 64)  Will Bruin            

           


Dynamo vs. Colorado – April 28, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell    Eric Brunner    Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver (Warren Creavalle 67)   Ricardo Clark (Luiz Camargo 86)    Boniek Garcia      Brad Davis (Ejected 90+5)    Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 78)  Will Bruin     Dynamo at LA Galaxy– May 5, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia      Ricardo Clark   Adam Moffat     Andrew Driver   Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 84)  Will Bruin     Dynamo at D.C. United – May 8, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia      Adam Moffat     Brad Davis (Luiz Camargo 90)  Andrew Driver    Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 37)  Will Bruin (Jason Johnson 90)     Dynamo vs. Sporting KC – May 12, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie (Brian Ching 77)  Bobby Boswell    Jermaine Taylor (Eric Brunner 46)  Corey Ashe  Ricardo Clark  Adam Moffat (Jason Johnson 77)     Brad Davis   Boniek Garcia      Will Bruin    Andrew Driver   

        Dynamo vs. New England – May 18, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell (Ejected 40)  Jermaine Taylor (Eric Brunner 10)  Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver  Ricardo Clark  Boniek Garcia  Brad Davis (Brian Ching 75)  Giles Barnes (Adam Moffat 43)  Will Bruin    Dynamo at Sporting KC – May 26, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Ricardo Clark  Eric Brunner  Corey Ashe (Mike Chabala 46)  Andrew Driver  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat  Brad Davis (Jason Johnson 87)  Giles Barnes (Warren Creavalle 81)  Will Bruin    Dynamo vs. FC Tucson – May 29, 2013                  4‐3‐3 (U.S. Open Cup)    Tyler Deric   Brian Ownby  Bobby Boswell  Anthony Arena  Mike Chabala   Warren Creavalle  Luiz Camargo (Adam Moffat 83)  Alex Dixon  Bryan Salazar (Andrew Driver 60)  Brian Ching (Giles Barnes 72)  Jason Johnson    Dynamo at Columbus – June 1, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Ricardo Clark   Eric Brunner (Anthony Arena 20)  Corey Ashe   Giles Barnes (Mike Chabala 84)  Warren Creavalle  Adam Moffat (Luiz Camargo 45)  Andrew Driver  Will Bruin  Jason Johnson   

        Dynamo at FC Dallas – June 12, 2013  4‐3‐3 (U.S. Open Cup)    Tyler Deric  Kofi Sarkodie  Ricardo Clark  Bobby Boswell  Mike Chabala  Warren Creavalle  Luiz Camargo  Alex Dixon (Cam Weaver 71)  Andrew Driver  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 62)  Jason Johnson (Omar Cummings 79)     Dynamo at Montreal – June 19, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall,  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Warren Creavalle (Brian Ching 78)  Adam Moffat (Omar Cummings 69)  Ricardo Clark (Luiz Camargo 87)  Andrew Driver   Giles Barnes  Will Bruin    Dynamo vs. Toronto FC – June 22, 2013  4‐4‐2     Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Jermaine Taylor  Bobby Boswell  Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver  Warren Creavalle (Omar Cummings 74)  Ricardo Clark (Adam Moffat 90)   Brad Davis  Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 60)  Will Bruin     Dynamo at New York  ̶  June 30, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall   Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Warren Creavalle (Omar Cummings 65)  Ricardo Clark  Adam Moffat (Alex Dixon 78)  Andrew Driver   Will Bruin  Giles Barnes (Brian Ching 78)   


Dynamo vs. Philadelphia  ̶ July 6, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Warren Creavalle   Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner  Jermaine Taylor   Boniek Garcia   Ricardo Clark  Adam Moffat  Andrew Driver (Alex Dixon 83)  Omar Cummings (Cam Weaver 69)   Giles Barnes (Jason Johnson 76)    Dynamo at New England ̶ July 13, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner   Jermaine Taylor  Ricardo Clark  Adam Moffat  Giles Barnes ( Warren Creavalle 89)  Boniek Garcia  Cam Weaver (Brian Ching 89)  Andrew Driver     Dynamo vs. Stoke City F.C.  ̶ July 24, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tyler Deric  Warren Creavalle (Brad Davis 66)  Bobby Boswell (Jermaine Taylor 46)  Eric Brunner (Corey Ashe 66)  Mike Chabala  Alex Dixon (Bryan Salazar 89)  Adam Moffat (Kofi Sarkodie 46)  Ricardo Clark (Boniek Garcia 46)  Andrew Driver (Brian Ownby 46)  Cam Weaver (Giles Barnes 46)  Jason Johnson    Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire  ̶ July 27, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark (Warren Creavalle 69)  Adam Moffat  Andrew Driver (Brad Davis 15)  Cam Weaver (Jason Johnson 79)  Giles Barnes    

        Dynamo vs. Columbus  ̶  Aug. 3, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Adam Moffat  Ricardo Clark (Warren Creavalle 51)  Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 81)  Boniek Garcia  Will Bruin   Brad Davis (Jason Johnson 78)    Dynamo at Real Salt Lake   ̶ Aug. 10, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Warren Creavalle (Jason Johnson 65)  Adam Moffat (Boniek Garcia 81)  Ricardo Clark  Brad Davis  Will Bruin   Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 74)    Dynamo vs. Seattle  – Aug. 17, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor   Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat  Ricardo Clark (Warren Creavalle 39)  Brad Davis (Andrew Driver 82)  Will Bruin   Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 73)    Dynamo at W Connection  – Aug. 20, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tally Hall   Kofi Sarkodie  Eric Brunner  Jermaine Taylor  Mike Chabala  Andrew Driver  Alexander Lopez (Adam Moffat 86)  Warren Creavalle  Jason Johnson (Brian Ownby 86)  Brian Ching (Giles Barnes 68  Cam Weaver    

        Dynamo at Montreal  – Aug. 24, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor (Eric Brunner 46)   Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver (Jason Johnson 80)  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat (Alexander Lopez 62)  Brad Davis   Will Bruin   Giles Barnes     Dynamo vs. Árabe Unido – Aug. 27, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tally Hall   Mike Chabala  Eric Brunner  Bobby Boswell  Corey Ashe  Warren Creavalle  Alexander Lopez (Will Bruin 77)   Adam Moffat   Alex Dixon (Boniek Garcia 46)  Cam Weaver   Jason Johnson (Brad Davis 67)    Dynamo at Chicago – Sept. 1, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner (Corey Ashe 43)  Jermaine Taylor   Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat   Warren Creavalle (Cam Weaver 66)  Brad Davis   Will Bruin   Giles Barnes (Andrew Driver 77)     Dynamo at Columbus – Sept. 4, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Warren Creavalle  Corey Ashe (Mike Chabala 63)  Jason Johnson (Brian Ownby 75)  Adam Moffat   Brad Davis   Andrew Driver (Giles Barnes 53)  Will Bruin   Cam Weaver   


Dynamo vs. New York – Sept. 8, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Warren Creavalle  Mike Chabala (Brian Ching 80)  Adam Moffat (Ricardo Clark 53)   Alexander Lopez (Brian Ownby 60)  Will Bruin  Giles Barnes   Cam Weaver  Jason Johnson     Dynamo at Philadelphia – Sept. 14, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Warren Creavalle  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Kofi Sarkodie   Jason Johnson (Brian Ownby 83)  Ricardo Clark    Giles Barnes (Servando Carrasco 72)  Brad Davis  Will Bruin  Cam Weaver (Omar Cummings 79)    Dynamo vs. Chivas USA – Sept. 21, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark   Warren Creavalle  Brad Davis (Servando Carrasco 83)  Will Bruin (Omar Cummings 81)  Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 75)    Dynamo vs. W Connection – Sept. 25, 2013 

4‐3‐3    Tyler Deric  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Mike Chabala  Warren Creavalle (Ricardo Clark 58)  Servando Carrasco   Alexander Lopez (Boniek Garcia 69)  Omar Cummings (Giles Barnes 79)   Cam Weaver   Jason Johnson     

      Dynamo at New England – Sept. 28, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark   Warren Creavalle (Cam Weaver 73)  Brad Davis (Jason Johnson 89)  Will Bruin   Giles Barnes     Dynamo vs. Montreal – Oct. 4, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark   Warren Creavalle   Brad Davis (Andrew Driver 86)  Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 79)  Giles Barnes (Omar Cummings 88)    Dynamo vs. Sporting KC – Oct. 9, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner  Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver  Ricardo Clark   Warren Creavalle   Brad Davis   Will Bruin   Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 89)    Dynamo vs. New York – Oct. 20, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner  Corey Ashe  Andrew Driver  Ricardo Clark   Warren Creavalle (Omar Cummings 66)  Brad Davis (Andrew Driver 84)  Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 84)   Giles Barnes      

      Dynamo at Árabe Unido  – Oct. 24, 2013  4‐3‐3    Tyler Deric  Kofi Sarkodie (Will Bruin 70)  Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner  Mike Chabala  Andrew Driver  Servando Carrasco   Alexander Lopez  Jason Johnson (Warren Creavalle 77)  Omar Cummings (Giles Barnes 70)  Cam Weaver     Dynamo vs. D.C. United – Oct. 27, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark (Servando Carrasco 90)  Warren Creavalle   Brad Davis  Will Bruin (Omar Cummings 87)  Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 77)    Dynamo vs. Montreal – Oct. 31, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie   Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark   Warren Creavalle   Brad Davis (Andrew Driver 83)  Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 79)  Giles Barnes (Omar Cummings 79)    Dynamo vs. New York – Nov. 3, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner (Cam Weaver 85)  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark  Warren Creavalle (Andrew Driver 70)  Brad Davis  Giles Barnes (Omar Cummings 61)  Will Bruin     


Dynamo at New York – Nov. 6, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner   Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark  Warren Creavalle (Andrew Driver 69)  Brad Davis  Giles Barnes (Cam Weaver 99)   Will Bruin (Omar Cummings 64)    Dynamo vs. Sporting KC – Nov. 9, 2013  4‐4‐2    Tally Hall  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Eric Brunner   Mike Chabala  Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark (Andrew Driver 26)  Warren Creavalle   Brad Davis  Omar Cummings (Giles Barnes 78)  Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 46)        


ROAD TO MLS CUP 2013 KNOCKOUT ROUND W#4 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC v W#5 COLORADO RAPIDS Wed., Oct. 30 – CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.

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E#4 HOUSTON DYNAMO v E#5 MONTRÉAL IMPACT Thurs., Oct. 31 – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

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WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS #2 REAL SALT LAKE v #3 LA GALAXY Sun., Nov. 3 – StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.

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Thurs., Nov. 7 – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah

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#1 PORTLAND TIMBERS v #4 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC Sat., Nov. 2 – CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.

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Thurs., Nov. 7 – Jeld-Wen Field, Portland, Ore.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS #2 SPORTING KANSAS CITY v #3 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION Sat., Nov. 2 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

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Wed., Nov. 6 – Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.

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#1 NEW YORK RED BULLS v #4 HOUSTON DYNAMO Sun., Nov. 3 – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

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Wed., Nov. 6 – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP #1 PORTLAND TIMBERS v #2 REAL SALT LAKE Sun., Nov. 10 – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah

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Sun., Nov. 24 – Jeld-Wen Field, Portland, Ore. (6 p.m. PT; ESPN; RDS2)

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EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP #2 SPORTING KANSAS CITY v #4 HOUSTON DYNAMO Sat., Nov. 9 – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

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Sat., Nov. 23 – Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. (6:30 p.m. CT; NBC; UDN; TSN2/RDS2)

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Sun. Nov., 11, Rio Tinto Stadium (A: 17,333)

POR -- Will Johnson 2 (unassisted) 14 RSL -- Chris Schuler 2 (Javier Morales 2) 35 RSL -- Robbie Findley 1 (unassisted) 41 RSL -- Devon Sandoval 1 (Robbie Findley 1, Javier Morales 3) 48 RSL -- Javier Morales 1 (Joao Plata 1) 82 POR -- Frederic Piquionne 1 (Jack Jewsbury 2) 94+

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Sarkodie

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17 Wingert (33: Palmer)

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REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Gregory Barkey; AR2 (opposite): Adam Wienckowski; 4th: Chris Penso TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Garcia 3) TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Feilhaber 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Garcia 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Bunbury 2) FOULS: 11 (Weaver 3) FOULS: 12 (Zusi 3) OFFSIDES: 2 OFFSIDES: 2 CORNER KICKS: 4 CORNER KICKS: 1 SAVES: 1 (Hall 2) SAVES: 3 (Nielsen 3) CAUTIONS none

CAUTIONS none

The Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City kicked off their third meeting in the MLS Cup Playoffs in as many seasons with a scoreless draw in the first leg at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo looked to have opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Kofi Sarkodie snuck behind the SKC backline and hit the back of the net, but the offside flag was up and the goal ruled out. Sporting goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was called upon to make three saves, including a stop from a curling free kick by Boniek Garcia in the first half which was repelled by a diving block. Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall was credited with two saves, his biggest in the 57th minute when Teal Bunbury worked his way through the Dynamo defense, only for his but his shot to be stuffed.

REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): George Gansner; AR2 (opposite): Frank Anderson; 4th: Baldomero Toledo TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Alhassan, W. Johnson 2) TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (4 tied with 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Borchers, Gil 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1) FOULS: 13 (Wallace 3) FOULS: 13 (Borchers, Sandoval 4) OFFSIDES: 2 OFFSIDES: 0 CORNER KICKS: 3 CORNER KICKS: 7 SAVES: 4 (Ricketts 4) SAVES: 1 (Rimando 1) CAUTIONS none

CAUTIONS Valencia 90

Real Salt Lake took a massive step toward a second MLS Cup appearance with a 4-2 win against the Portland Timbers in the first leg at Rio Tinto Stadium. The visitors were in the lead just 13 minutes into the game when Will Johnson struck a knuckling, dipping free kick from 25 yards out that sailed past RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando. But Real were level in the 35th minute when Javier Morales set in a corner that defender Chris Schuler to head home from the area, then they took lead the in the 41st minute when Robbie Findley exploited a misplay by Portland center back Futty Danso to strike home from inside the area. RSL took a 3-1 lead just three minutes into the second half. After being freed by Morales on the right, Findley centered for Devon Sandoval, who held off a defender before sending the ball home from close range. Morales made it 4-1 in the 82nd minute when he stooped to head home a corner kick from Joao Plata. But Portland grabbed a pivotal goal back in the 94th minute when substitute Frederic Piquionne thumped in a header from a Jack Jewsbury cross.


KNOCKOUT ROUND

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Thu. Oct.. 31, BBVA Compass Stadium (A: 10,476)

HOU -- Will Bruin 1 (Ricardo Clark 1) 16 HOU -- Boniek Garcia 1 (penalty kick) 27 HOU -- Will Bruin 2 (Corey Ashe 1) 72

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Neagle (97: Hahnemann)

Johnson

9

30

Di Vaio

Torres

31

33 Wenger (62: Felipe)

Bernardello

21

26

Mapp

Brown (73: Buddle)

18

Warner (62: Paponi)

2

13

Rivas

Ferrari

26 Moffat (90: Scott)

2

Davis (83: Driver)

23

6

15

Camara

Klute

12

6

Evans

16

10

Harris

Rivero (61: Sanchez)

12

24

Thomas

Sturgis (85: Wynne)

33

3

Mera

0

Gonzalez

Alonso

3 11

Barnes (79: Cummings)

5

SEA -- Brad Evans 1 (unassisted) 28 SEA -- Eddie Johnson 1 (Clint Dempsey 1) 93+

1

Garcia

Brovsky

Wed., Oct. 30, CenturyLink Field (A: 32,204)

Gspurning

32

23

SEATTLE SOUNDERSvCOLORADORAPIDS

1

Boswell

Pisanu (55: Romero)

2

Hall

Sarkodie

27

0

27 O’Neill

Moor

1

31

Perkins

Irwin

REFEREE: Mark Geiger. AR1 (bench): C.J. Morgante; AR2 (opposite): Brian Dunn; 4th: Armando Villarreal TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Barnes, Bruin 4) TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Di Vaio 5) SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Bruin 4) SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Di Vaio 2) FOULS: 12 (Barnes, Garcia 3) FOULS: 14 (Camara 3) OFFSIDES: 3 OFFSIDES: 4 CORNER KICKS: 8 CORNER KICKS: 5 SAVES: 4 (Hall 4) SAVES: 5 (Perkins 5)

REFEREE: Silviu Petrescu. AR1 (bench): Daniel Belleau; AR2 (opposite): Peter Manikowski; 4th: Allen Chapman TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Dempsey, Neagle 3) TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Brown, Rivero 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Brown, Rivero) SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (4 tied with 1) FOULS: 19 (Harris 3) FOULS: 17 (Neagle 5) OFFSIDES: 1 OFFSIDES: 4 CORNER KICKS: 2 CORNER KICKS: 4 SAVES: 2 (Irwin 2) SAVES: 2 (Gspurning 2)

CAUTIONS Ashe 89

CAUTIONS Neagle 78, Johnson 89 SENT OFF Gspurning 85

CAUTIONS Rivas 35 SENT OFF Rivas 70, Di Vaio 89, Romero 89

The Houston Dynamo once again cruised through a Knockout Round match, defeating an eight-man Montreal Impact 3-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo were on top after just the the 16th minute. After Will Bruin played the ball to Ricardo Clark at the top of the box, Clark turned a snazzy backheel in traffic to put Bruin through, and he made no mistake with the ensuing finish past goalkeeper Troy Perkins. Just 11 minutes later the Dynamo doubled the lead. A charging Hernán Bernardello came crashing in to bring down Boniek García in the box for a clear penalty kick, and he stepped up himself to finish his own spot kick home. After Nelson Rivas was shown a second yellow for an elbow on Bruin in the second half, Bruin completed his double in the 71st minute. Corey Ashe hit a ball over the top to Bruin, who outpaced a defender and slipped wide to avoid Perkins before firing home from the top of the box. A late fracas saw Andrés Romero and Marco Di Vaio both sent off by referee Mark Geiger.

CAUTIONS Thomas 23, Harris 46+, Irwin 53, Mera 79

Seattle Sounders FC scored early and late and survived a red card to defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 at CenturyLink Field. The home side enjoyed the better of the play in the first half and finally broke through in the 28th minute. Leo Gonzalez set off on an overlapping run down the left flank and whipped in a cross that struck the head of a Rapids defender but went right to Brad Evans, who chested it down, lined up his shot and laced it home inside the far post for his first postseason goal since 2008. Sounders FC went down a man in the 85th minute when goalkeeper Michael Gspurning inexplicably came outside of his area to deal with a long clearance and handled it, resulting in a straight red card from referee Silviu Petrescu. But Eddie Johnson eased the home fans' fears when he took a pass from Clint Dempsey inside the penalty area, beat a defender and then fired a left-footed shot inside the near post to seal the match in the 89th minute.


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2

HOUSTON DYNAMO v N.Y. RED BULLS

Sun. Nov., 3, BBVA Compass Stadium (A: 20,626)

NY -- Tim Cahill 1 (Thierry Henry 1) 22 NY -- Eric Alexander 1 (Tim Cahill 1, Dax McCarty 1) 32 HOU -- Ricardo Clark 1 (unassisted) 51 HOU -- Omar Cummings 1 (unassisted) 92+

8

Sat. Nov., 2, Gillette Stadium (A: 15,164)

1

32

2

Boswell

Brunner (85: Weaver)

5

13

Creavalle (70: Driver)

Clark

26 Ashe

2

5

23

Soares

Goncalves

Farrell

12 Dorman

11

10

Davis

Agudelo

11

24

Rowe (85: Barrett)

Nguyen

23

12

92

Bruin

Imbongo (71: Caldwell)

14

17

9

Henry

Cahill

Bunbury (77: Dwyer)

17 22

Steele (68: Barklage)

Luyindula (73: Sam)

McCarty

32

4

Sekagya

Olave

5

15

Holgersson

Sinovic

13

8

Olum

Zusi

20 Rosell

5

78

Besler

Collin

31

1

Robles

Nielsen

14 Fagundez

37

Sapong

12 11

25 Barnes

Barnes (61: Cummings)

88

1

NE – Andy Dorman 1 (unassisted) 55 NE – Kelyn Rowe 1 (Lee Nguyen 1, Juan Agudelo 1) 67 KC – Aurelien Collin 1 (C.J. Sapong 1, Chance Myers 1) 69

Reis

Alexander (82: Wright-Phillips)

8

N.E. REVOLUTION v SPORTING KC

1

Garcia

Carney

2

Hall

Sarkodie

27

2

Peterson (70: Saad)

7 Myers

REFEREE: Ricardo Salazar. AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Corey Parker; 4th: Jose Carlos Rivero TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Bruin 3) TOTAL SHOTS: 3 (3 tied with 1) SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (5 tied with 1) SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Alexander, Cahill) FOULS: 12 (Garcia 4) FOULS: 18 (Luyindula 3) OFFSIDES: 1 OFFSIDES: 0 CORNER KICKS: 3 CORNER KICKS: 0 SAVES: 0 SAVES: 3 (Robles 3)

REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. SAR (bench): George Gansner; JAR (opposite): Corey Rockwell; 4th: Jorge Gonzalez TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Myers 4) TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (3 tied with 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (4 tied with 1) SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 2) FOULS: 12 (Collin 3) FOULS: 13 (Imbongo 4) OFFSIDES: 2 OFFSIDES: 2 CORNER KICKS: 3 CORNER KICKS: 2 SAVES: 1 (Nielsen 1) SAVES: 2 (Reis 2)

CAUTIONS Garcia 62

CAUTIONS Imbongo 69, Nguyen 84, Soares 90, Barrett 92+

CAUTIONS Steele 36, Henry 54, Cahill 84, Barklage 84 SENT OFF Olave 65

The Houston Dynamo overcame a two-goal deficit in the second half against a 10-man New York Red Bulls, leaving the teams in a 2-2 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Red Bulls -- who had won all three league meetings between the teams -- were two goals to the good before the game was barely a half-hour old. The opener came in the 22nd minute when Thierry Henry sent in a sublime delivery from the left and Tim Cahill struck with a trademark header. Ten minutes later it was 2-0 after a rapid counterattack that ended when Eric Alexander cut back in the box and fired past Hall. The Dynamo started their comeback in the 51st minute when Ricardo Clark latched on to a poor clearance at the top of the box and skimmed a low shot to the back of the net. Then after Jamison Olave received a red card in the 65th minute from referee Ricardo Salazar for a challenge on Houston striker Omar Cummings, the leveler came in the 90th minute. A Bobby Boswell header from a corner was saved by New York goalkeeper Luis Robles, but the rebound fell right to Cummings and he touched home from almost on the line.

CAUTIONS Sinovic 53, Bunbury 71, Collin 76

The New England Revolution won their first MLS Cup Playoffs game in four seasons, capturing a 2-1 victory against Sporting Kansas City in the first leg at Gillette Stadium. After weathering a first-half storm, New England scored the opener 10 minutes after the interval. Sporting 'keeper Jimmy Nielsen saved an initial shot from Juan Agudelo from close range, but the effort then deflected toward the goal line where Andy Dorman tucked home from two yards. The Revolution doubled the advantage in the 67th minute. Lee Nguyen played Kelyn Rowe through on the right side of the penalty area, and he finished well with the outside of his foot for a precious second. Sporting reduced the deficit two minutes later after a scramble inside the penalty area when a free kick was partially cleared then sent back toward goal where Aurelien Collin lurked at the back post to tap home from close range.


WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS - 1st LEGS

1

2

SEATTLE SOUNDERSvPORTLANDTIMBERS Sat., Nov. 2, CenturyLink Field (A: 38,507)

POR -- Ryan Johnson 1 (Jack Jewsbury 1, Diego Chara 1) 15 POR -- Darlington Nagbe 1 (Kalif Alhassan 1) 67 SEA -- Osvaldo Alonso 1 (Shalrie Joseph 1, Brad Evans 1) 90

20

18 Penedo

34

19 Traore

6 Alonso

3

12

5

Gonzalez (84: Burch)

Franklin

26

Evans

2 Dempsey

14

Moffat (77: Joseph)

28 Opare

19

8

Juninho (91: DeLaGarza)

Sarvas (83: Garcia)

7

10

7

Johnson

Donovan

Keane

9

15

R Johnson (83: Valencia)

Saborio (79: Sandoval)

6

8 4

Valeri (61: Alhassan)

11

21

21

44

98

Kah

Danso

13

17

Jewsbury

Wingert

5

14

Alvarez (57: Findley)

28

6

Schuler

Borchers

1

18 Rimando

CAUTIONS Wallace 44, Zemanski 84

The Portland Timbers took control of their Western Conference Semifinal Series with a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field in the club's first-ever MLS playoff game. The Timbers opened the scoring solidly against the run of play in the 15th minute. Jack Jewsbury placed an inch-perfect cross from the right corner and Ryan Johnson was able to lose his mark with a run to the near post, slipping a glancing header past Sounders goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann from a tight angle. The Timbers were able to add a second goal in the 67th minute. Kalif Alhassan found himself unmarked on the right wing and put in an angled pass to Darlington Nagbe. His first touch took his past a defender and then he lethally struck with a right-footed shot inside the back post. Sounders FC did pull a goal back in the 90th minute, when Osvaldo Alonso gave his team a lifeline, pouncing on a ball that had fallen to his feet off a Shalrie Joseph header after a long throw from Brad Evans. But the Timbers held on for their first win ever at CenturyLink Field -- and in fact had never even led in a MLS game in Seattle.

Grabavoy (61: Velasquez)

Beckerman

Ricketts

REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Mike Rottersman; 4th: Drew Fischer TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (R. Johnson 4) TOTAL SHOTS: 20 (Dempsey 6) SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (R. Johnson 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Dempsey 2) FOULS: 21 (Wallace 5) FOULS: 13 (Alonso, Gonzalez 4) OFFSIDES: 1 OFFSIDES: 1 CORNER KICKS: 1 CORNER KICKS: 11 SAVES: 4 (Ricketts 4) SAVES: 3 (Hahnemann 3)

20

Morales

Gil Chara

W Johnson

29 Zardes

Rogers (61: Jimenez)

Nagbe (73: Zemanski)

2 Dunivant

27

22

CAUTIONS Neagle 47

4 Gonzalez

Neagle

Wallace

5

LA -- Sean Franklin 1 (Robbie Keane 1) 48

24

Hurtado

0

LA GALAXY v REAL SALT LAKE

Sun. Nov., 3, StubHub Center (A: 27,000)

Hahnemann

Scott (63: Rosales)

Harrington

1

2 Beltran

REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; AR2 (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Juan Guzman TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Keane 4) TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Gil 4) SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Franklin, Keane) SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Gil, Saborio) FOULS: 11 (Juninho 3) FOULS: 11 (Saborio 3) OFFSIDES: 1 OFFSIDES: 1 CORNER KICKS: 10 CORNER KICKS: 2 SAVES: 2 (Penedo 2) SAVES: 1 (Rimando 1) CAUTIONS Juninho 25, Garcia 84

CAUTIONS Beckerman 23

The LA Galaxy claimed the advantage in their Western Conference Semifinal Series following a 1-0 victory against Real Salt Lake in the first leg at StubHub Center. The game's lone goal came just two minutes into the second half. Robbie Keane turned at the byeline on the left and rolled a pass all the way through the penalty area. Sean Franklin, well behind the play, stepped up and hit a rocket from nearly 30 yards out with the outside of his right foot inside the right-hand post. Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo was called upon to make just two saves in keeping the clean sheet in a game the Galaxy bossed from the outset, though RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando also saw just two shots on target for the entire evening.


EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS - 2nd LEGS

1

2

N.Y. RED BULLS v HOUSTON DYNAMO Wed. Nov., 6, Red Bull Arena (A: 22,264)

NY -- Bradley Wright-Phillips 1 (unassisted) 23 HOU -- Brad Davis 1 (unassisted) 36 HOU -- Omar Cummings 2 (Cam Weaver 1, Kofi Sarkodie 1) 104

KC NE KC KC

3

Wed. Nov., 6, Sporting Park (A: 19,031)

-- Aurelien Collin 2 (unassisted) 41 -- Dimitry Imbongo 1 (Kelyn Rowe 1) 70 -- Seth Sinovic 1 (Graham Zusi 1, Aurelien Collin 1) 79 -- Claudio Bieler 1 (Benny Feilhaber 1) 113

31

1

Robles

25

32

5

Sekagya

Holgersson

Barklage (105: Luyindula)

10

1

SPORTING KC v N.E. REVOLUTION

17

11

Cahill

McCarty

Sam (75: Alexander)

Nielsen

8

7

Carney

Myers

99

Henry

Wright-Phillips (63: Espindola)

5 Besler

15 Sinovic

20 Rosell

22 Steele

14

78 Collin

17

6

10

Nagamura (97: Saad)

Feilhaber (116: Opara)

Peterson

8 Zusi

14 Dwyer (84: Bieler)

23

12

92

Barnes (99: Weaver)

Bruin (64: Cummings)

Imbongo (78: Barrett)

11

27

14

24

11

10

Davis

Garcia

Fagundez

Nguyen

Rowe

Agudelo

26 Ashe

5

13

Creavalle (69: Driver)

Clark

2

32

Brunner

Boswell

12 8 Sarkodie

25

Dorman (46: Caldwell)

23

5

Barnes (115: Bengtson) Goncalves

1

Soares

2 Farrell

1

Hall

Reis

REFEREE: Silviu Petrescu. AR1 (bench): Daniel Belleau; AR2 (opposite): Peter Manikowski; 4th: Geoff Gamble TOTAL SHOTS: 23 (Henry 9) TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Cummings 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (3 tied with 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1) FOULS: 15 (Henry 4) FOULS: 21 (4 tied with 3) OFFSIDES: 4 OFFSIDES: 4 CORNER KICKS: 7 CORNER KICKS: 2 SAVES: 1 (Robles 1) SAVES: 7 (Hall 7)

REFEREE: Mark Geiger. SAR (bench): Sean Hurd; JAR (opposite): Joe Fletcher; 4th: Sorin Stoica TOTAL SHOTS: 5 (Agudelo 2) TOTAL SHOTS: 32 (Sapong 7) SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Agudelo, Imbongo 1) SHOTS ON GOAL: 10 (Dwyer 3) FOULS: 27 (Agudelo 7) FOULS: 17 (Rosell 4) OFFSIDES: 1 OFFSIDES: 3 CORNER KICKS: 1 CORNER KICKS: 10 SAVES: 7 (Reis 7) SAVES: 1 (Nielsen 1)

CAUTIONS Barklage 25

CAUTIONS Myers 19

CAUTIONS Ashe 93

The Houston Dynamo once again reached the conference championship, overcoming the Supporters' Shield-winning New York Red Bulls on their home ground, winning 2-1 in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series second leg and the series on a 4-3 aggregate scoreline. The Red Bulls took the lead in the 23rd minute. Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall came out to intercept a Lloyd Sam cross but inexplicably spilled it, allowing Bradley Wright-Phillips to pounce on the loose ball and calmly slot it home. But the Dynamo were level 13 minutes later when Ibrahim Sekagya played an ill-advised pass across the top of the 18-yard box that an opportunistic Brad Davis picked off and slotted home with ease. The Dynamo survived the second half before Omar Cummings again came off the bench for the crucial goal in the 104th minute, turning home from close range after a cross was headed down in the box.

CAUTIONS Barnes 19, Caldwell 88

Sporting Kansas City hit for a late series equalizer and scored the extratime winner to book their place in the conference final, defeating the New England Revolution 3-1 in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series, winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate. Aurélien Collin put the hosts into the lead in the 42nd minute, turning home a deflected shot from close range. But the Revolution regained the series lead in the 70th minute when Dimitry Imbongo pounded home a free kick with a fine side volley. Nine minutes Sporting were again improbably level, as left back Seth Sinovic gave his club the lead on the night with a far-post blast after Graham Zusi's headed flick-on. Then after coming on as a late substitute, Claudio Bieler sent SKC through when he stabbed home a centering pass from Benny Feilhaber from the right side of the area in the 113th minute.


WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS - 2nd LEGS

3

PORTLANDTIMBERS vSEATTLE SOUNDERS Thu., Nov. 7, Jeld-Wen Field (A: 20,674)

POR -- Will Johnson 1 (penalty kick) 29 POR -- Diego Valeri 1 (Rodney Wallace 1) 44 POR -- Mamadou Danso 1 (Rodney Wallace 2, Will Johnson 1) 47 SEA -- DeAndre Yedlin 1 (unassisted) 74 SEA -- Eddie Johnson 2 (DeAndre Yedlin 1) 76

2

2

REAL SALT LAKE v LA GALAXY

Thu. Nov., 7, Rio Tinto Stadium (A: 19,042)

RSL -- Sebastian Velasquez 1 (Chris Wingert 1) 35 RSL -- Chris Schuler 1 (Javier Morales 1) 102

18

1

Rimando

Ricketts

13 Jewsbury

98

44

Danso

Kah

Beltran

Beckerman

Chara

W Johnson

Velasquez (94: Stephenson)

9

Wallace

R Johnson (69: Urruti)

7

Joseph (49: Martins)

Johnson

2

Dempsey

26 Moffat (58: Rosales)

19

6 Alonso (84: Rose)

Traore

Gil

11

15

10

Saborio

Findley (76: Garcia)

7

10

Keane

Donovan

29

14

Zardes

Rogers (75: DeLaGarza)

3

8

19

Evans

Sarvas (111: Courtois)

Juninho

28

4

Opare (105: Villarreal)

Gonzalez

2 34

21

Morales (105: Grossman)

22

21

17 Wingert

5 26

Nagbe (82: Zemanski)

20 Scott

Hurtado

1 Gspurning

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. AR1 (bench): Paul Scott; AR2 (opposite): Bill Dittmar; 4th: Dave Gantar TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Dempsey 5) TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Wallace 6) SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1) SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Wallace 2) FOULS: 21 (Burch, Yedlin 4) FOULS: 14 (Chara 3) OFFSIDES: 1 OFFSIDES: 1 CORNER KICKS: 5 CORNER KICKS: 1 SAVES: 3 (Gspurning 3) SAVES: 1 (Ricketts 1) CAUTIONS Kah 26, Chara 53

28 Schuler

Harrington

Valeri (61: Alhassan)

Burch

6 Borchers

4

6

8

5

2

21 8

0

CAUTIONS Burch 40, Dempsey 49

The Portland Timbers advanced in their first-ever MLS Cup Playoffs series, dispatching their most hated rival in a 3-2 defeat of Seattle Sounders FC in the second leg of their Western Conference Semifinal, winning 5-3 on aggregate. Returning home with a lead, the Timbers were up by two goals before halftime. Will Johnson converted a penalty in the 29th minute when Djimi Traore was caught for a handball in the box, and just before halftime, Diego Valeri made a decisive run into the area to meet Rodney Wallace’s perfect feed for a sliding goal in the 44th minute. The game seemed over in the 47th minute when Futty Danso snuck behind the defense and got on the end of a Wallace cross from a quick restart for a 3-0 lead. Seattle pulled a goal back on a long throw-in in the 74th minute that skipped through to DeAndre Yedlin, who pounced on the loose ball and fired home. Just two minutes later, Eddie Johnson got on the end of a Yedlin cross to bury a header into the top left corner. But that was all Seattle could muster.

Dunivant

5 Franklin

18

Penedo

REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Mike Rottersman; 4th: Armando Villarreal TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (3 tied with 3) TOTAL SHOTS: 21 (Donovan, Rogers 5) SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Beckerman, SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Donovan, Juninho) Schuler 2) FOULS: 15 (Sarvas, Zardes 3) FOULS: 20 (Saborio 4) OFFSIDES: 1 OFFSIDES: 5 CORNER KICKS: 12 CORNER KICKS: 9 SAVES: 4 (Penedo 4) SAVES: 2 (Rimando 2) CAUTIONS CAUTIONS none Saborio 69, Stephenson 97

Real Salt Lake reached the Western Conference Championship for the fourth time in six years, putting an end to the LA Galaxy's reign as MLS Cup champions with a 2-0 victory in extra time in the second leg of their semifinal series, winning the tie 2-1 on aggregate. In the 35th minute, midfielder Sebastian Velasquez gave Real the goal they needed to bring the series even on aggregate, heading home a cross from defender Chris Wingert from the left flank past LA goalkeeper Jaime Penedo. The Galaxy could muster just one shot on target, while Real hit the post and crossbar in the second half -- and had a seeming match-winner ruled out by referee Baldomero Toledo. But the winner finally came 12 minutes into extra time. Javier Morales flighted in a free kick from well out o the left and the ball carried all the way to the back post where Chris Schuler came sliding in to turn the ball home. RSL finished out the game with 10 men due to an injury to Alvaro Saborio, but still held out for the triumph.


Game Notes: Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo