D.C. United (0-1-2, 2 points) v. Houston Dynamo (1-1-1, 4 points)
March 17, 2018 – Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyd, MD
- 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.
- Chris Durkin made his third consecutive appearance for United.
- Frédéric Brillant made his 50th career MLS start.
- Frédéric Brillant recorded his first assist with United.
- Paul Arriola recorded his first assist of the season.
- United are now 138-156-97 against Houston all-time.
- It was the 25th MLS regular season meeting between the two teams.
- 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||Total|
|30'||Houston Dynamo||Alberth Elis|
|31'||Houston Dynamo||Mauro Manotas||Alberth Elis, Darwin Cerén|
|50'||D.C. United||Darren Mattocks||Yamil Asad|
|90'+ 7'||D.C. United||Luciano Acosta||Frédéric Brillant, Paul Arriola|
|1'||Houston Dynamo||Eric Alexander||Unsporting Behavior|
|22'||D.C. United||Luciano Acosta||Unsporting Behavior|
|83'||D.C. United||Joseph Mora||Unsporting Behavior|
|Team||Shots||Shots on Goal||Corners||Offsides||Possession (%)||Saves|
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