United overturn a two-goal deficit to earn a draw against Houston

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D.C. United  (0-1-2, 2 points) v. Houston Dynamo  (1-1-1, 4 points)

Source: D.C. United Communications / Photo: Jorge O. Martínez / CentroDeportivo.com

2018 MLS Regular Season

March 17, 2018 – Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds, MD
Attendance: 5,158
Player Notes
  • Luciano Acosta made his first start and scored his first goal of the 2018 regular season.
  • Joseph Mora made his first career MLS start. 
  • Darren Mattocks scored his second goal in consecutive games for United. It was the first time he did it since 2014.
  • Yamil Asad recorded his first assist of the season. 
  • Frédéric Brillant recorded his first assist with United. 
  • Paul Arriola recorded his first assist of the season.
  • Chris Durkin made his third consecutive appearance for United.
  • Frédéric Brillant made his 50th career MLS start. 
  • United are now 138-156-97 against Houston all-time. 
  • It was the 25th MLS regular season meeting between the two teams.
  • United tied Houston 2-2 for the first time since June 25, 2011 at RFK Stadium. 
Match Notes
  • United are now 284-280-135 all-time.  
  • The Black-and-Red have not been shut out in 2018.
  • It was the first time United came from two goals behind to draw an opponent since the 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 11, 2016.
  • The match was United's first-ever MLS game at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Goals by Half

  1st Half 2nd Half Final
D.C. United  0 2 2
Houston Dynamo 2 0 2
Scoring Summary

Minute Team Goalscorer Assisted by
30' Houston Dynamo Alberth Elis  
31' Houston Dynamo Mauro Manotas Alberth Elis, Darwin Cerén
49' D.C. United Darren Mattocks Yamil Asad
90'+7' D.C. United Luciano Acosta Frédéric Brillant, Paul Arriola
Misconduct Summary

Minute Team Offender Reason
1' Houston Dynamo Eric Alexander Unsporting Behavior
22' D.C. United Luciano Acosta Unsporting Behavior
83' D.C. United Joseph Mora Unsporting Behavior
Box Score

Team Shots Shot on Goal Corners Offsides Possesion (%) Saves
D.C. United 16 6 7 1 60 1
Houston Dynamo 12 3 2 0 40 4
D.C. United lineup:
David Ousted; Joseph Mora, Steven Birnbaum, Frédéric Brillant, Nick DeLeon; Zoltán Stieber (Paul Arriola 67'), Júnior Moreno (Chris Durkin 70'), Ulises Segura (Patrick Mullins 85'), Yamil Asad, Luciano Acosta; Darren Mattocks
Unused Substitutes: Steve Clark, Oniel Fisher, Kofi Opare, Ian Harkes
Houston Dynamo lineup:
Chris Seitz; DaMarcus Beasley, Leonardo, Adolfo Machado, Kevin Garcia; Darwin Cerén, Eric Alexander; Andrew Wenger (Romell Quioto 56'), Tomás Martinez (Óscar Boniek García 61'), Alberth Elis (Arturo Álvarez 75'); Mauro Manotas
Unused Substitutes: Joe Willis, Memo Rodriguez, Mac Steeves, Alejandro Fuenmayor
Referee: David Gantar
Assistant Referees: Phil Briere, Gianni Facchini
Fourth Official: Sorin Stoica
Video Assistant Referee: Geoff Gamble