NFL, NBA, NHL stats



Postgame Notes: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Houston Dynamo

August 11, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Houston Dynamo News Release

Philadelphia Union 2-1 Houston Dynamo

MLS Regular Season - Week 23

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019

THE RESULT:

Dropped the Dynamo to 9-13-3 on the season and 2-10-0 on the road.

Dropped the Dynamo to 5-6-0 on the year against Eastern Conference opponents.

Gave Philadelphia a 7-6-4 edge in the all-time regular-season series.

MILESTONES & RECORDS:

FW Christian Ramírez scored on his Dynamo debut when he netted the equalizing goal in the 42nd minute. He joined the club in a trade from Los Angeles FC on Aug. 7.

DF José Bizama made his Major League Soccer debut tonight. Bizama joined the Dynamo on a full transfer from Huachipato FC in the Chilean Primera División on July 11.

FW Niko Hansen made his Dynamo debut when he came off the bench in place of DF José Bizama in the 83rd minute.

TEAM NOTES:

Philadelphia scored the game's first goal when FW Kacper Przybylko slotted a ball into the net in the 18th minute. It was the 14th time this season that Houston conceded the opening goal, and they are now 2-10-2 in those games.

The Dynamo went into halftime tied with Philadelphia at 1-1. It was the eighth time this season that they went into intermission on level terms with their opponent, and they are now 3-4-1 in those games.

Houston outshot Philadelphia 10-9 in the game. It was the 10th time this season that the Dynamo had more shots than their opponent, and they are now 6-2-2 in those games.

Philadelphia had the better of possession, holding the ball for 53.6 percent of the match. It was the 15th time this year that Houston's opponent won time of possession, and they are now 5-9-1 in those games.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-4-2):

Joe Willis; DaMarcus Beasley (C), Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, José Bizama; Memo Rodriguez, Juan David Cabezas, Boniek García, Tomás Martínez; Mauro Manotas, Christian Ramírez

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

FW Christian Ramírez scored his first goal with the Dynamo, his fifth of the season and the 28th of his career when he bagged the equalizer in the 42nd minute.

Ramírez started on his Dynamo debut. It was Ramírez's 75th career appearance in MLS play and his 61st career start.

DF DaMarcus Beasley recorded his first assist of the season and the 25th of his MLS career when he set up FW Christian Ramírez for the equalizing goal in the 42nd minute.

Beasley made his seventh start of the season and the 205th of his MLS career.

MF Memo Rodriguez recorded his fourth assist of the season and fifth of his career when he was credited with a secondary assist on Christian Ramírez's game-tying goal in the 42nd minute.

Rodriguez made his 13th league start this season.

DF José Bizama made his debut for the Dynamo and in Major League Soccer tonight.

MF Juan David Cabezas made his 14th league appearance this season and his second consecutive start.

FW Alberth Elis made his 18th appearance of the year, and just his second as a substitute, when he came on for FW Christian Ramírez in the 71st minute. It was the 74th appearance of his MLS career.

DF Maynor Figueroa made his 98th career appearance in MLS regular-season play and his 18th appearance for the Dynamo in league play this season. He made his 18th start of the year as well.

MF Boniek García made his 192nd appearance and 158th career start for the Dynamo. It was his 21st start of the season.

FW Niko Hansen made his Dynamo debut when he came off the bench in place of DF José Bizama in the 83rd minute.

DF Adam Lundkvist made his 20th appearance of the season and his second as a substitute when he came on for DF DaMarcus Beasley in the 67th minute.

FW Mauro Manotas made his 20th start of the season and the 84th of his career tonight.

MF Tomás Martínez made his 24th appearance of the year and his 23rd start.

DF Kiki Struna made his 22nd start of the season in league play.

GK Joe Willis made his 20th start of the season and the 103rd of his MLS career tonight. Willis has now started at least 20 games in three of the last four seasons.


• Discuss this story on the Major League Soccer message board...

Major League Soccer Stories from August 11, 2019


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.