Fast Facts: Sporting KC 0-1 Houston Dynamo - September 23, 2015

  • Sporting Kansas City fell 1-0 to the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday and remain in fifth place in Western Conference standings with 44 points.
  • Goalkeeper Tim Melia returned to the starting lineup for Sporting KC after missing Sporting KC's last two matches against Orlando City SC and FC Dallas. Melia suffered a hamstring strain in Sporting KC's scoreless draw against the Portland Timbers on September 9.
  • Sporting KC made one additional change to the starting lineup that beat FC Dallas on Friday as Marcel de Jong replaced Krisztian Nemeth.
  • Paulo Nagamura made his 100th career appearance for Sporting KC in all competitions on Wednesday. 
  • Seth Sinovic made his 150th career start for Sporting KC in all competitions on Wednesday. 
  • Houston Dynamo's Brad Davis made his 31st regular season appearance versus Sporting KC on Wednesday, most all-time among active MLS players.
  • With the appearance, Davis tied Jeff Cunningham for fifth place on Major League Soccer's all-time games played chart (365).
  • Prior to Wednesday, Sporting KC went five straight games unbeaten at Houston.
  • Matt Besler and Benny Feilhaber both received yellow cards on Wednesday night and will miss Sporting KC's next match for yellow card accumulation.
  • Wednesday was Sporting KC's first loss in 2015 when allowing just one goal. Sporting KC is now 3-1-3 when allowing one goal this season.
  • Boniek Garcia twice received cautions for fouls on Dom Dwyer and was ejected in the 70th minute of the match.
  • With the ejection, Wednesday's loss was also Sporting KC's first when playing against a team that received a red card.
  • Sporting KC and the Dynamo met on three other occasions in 2015 and with Garcia's ejection on Wednesday, Houston received a red card in all four matches against Sporting KC in 2015.
  • Sporting KC and Houston tied in both previous regular season meetings and Sporting KC earned a 3-1 victory against Houston in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.
  • Sporting KC is 5-8-10 against the Dynamo all-time.
  • Wednesday marked the sixth game of 2015 in which neither team had a shot on goal during the first half of play.
  • Benny Feilhaber and Houston's DeMarcus Beasley tied for most duels won among all players with eight.
  • Matt Besler led all players with eight clearances and seven interceptions on Wednesday.
  • Graham Zusi led all players with four chances created on Wednesday.
  • Feilhaber led all players with six fouls won on Wednesday.
  • Sporting KC returns to Sporting Park on Sunday as they host the Seattle Sounders FC at 4 p.m. CT. The match between the fourth and fifth place teams in the West will be televised on ESPN.
  • Sporting KC is 13-1-4 at Sporting Park in 2015 in all competitions.  
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