Chris Pontius Tale

Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo

In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.

Second Half Slump
In the first 30 minutes of the second half, the Houston Dynamo has given up more goals (22) than any other team in MLS during that time period.

Slow Start
The Houston Dynamo has scored fewer goals (2) during the first 15 minutes of MLS regular-season games than any other team during 2013.

Success Versus Houston
Among active players, D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario is tied for third all-time in goals scored (4) versus the Dynamo. He also leads all active players in shots (29) and shots on goal (19) against Houston.

Road Woes
The Houston Dynamo has only won once in its last six matches on the road.

Youthful Touch
D.C. United’s last five goals have been scored by players age 26 and under [Nick DeLeon (2), Jared Jeffrey, Kyle Porter and Chris Pontius].