This is the 11th regular season meeting between the Dynamo and the Crew. The Crew’s overall record is 3-2-5
Five players have started every game this season. They are: William Hesmer, Julius James, Chad Marshall, Sebastian Miranda and Eddie Gaven. Emmanuel Ekpo is the only other player who saw action in every game.
Josh Gardner’s game-winner against Real Salt Lake was his first in Black and Gold. He had previously scored only one goal in 21 matches during his tenure with the LA Galaxy in 2004-2006.
The date of Josh Gardner’s last MLS goal before the game-winner on June 8. The team he scored against? Real Salt Lake
Andres Mendoza’s assist on Josh Gardner’s goal against Real Salt Lake (June 8) was the 750th assist recorded in franchise history.
4 – Fair Play Award
The number of fouls committed by defender Sebastian Miranda so far this season. Miranda leads the league in fouls committed for players who started a minimum of 13 matches.
6 – Part 1
Chad Marshall, Robbie Rogers, William Hesmer, Eddie Gaven, Emmanuel Ekpo and Emilio Renteria are the six Crew players selected to be on the All-Star fan ballot. A total of 32 All-Stars are named each year. Media, fans, players, the All-Star coach and MLS Commissioner Don Garber all contribute in the All-Star selection process. Fans can vote for the “First XI” online at MLSSoccer.com, via text message and, for the first time, via Twitter. For more information visit www.MLSSoccer.com/all-star <http://www.MLSSoccer.com/all-star> .
6 – Part 2
6 players have been named to MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week so far this season. Chad Marshall (3 times, weeks 2, 3 and 4), Dilly Duka (week 5), Emilio Renteria (week 7), Tommy Heinemann (week 10), Andres Mendoza (week 11) and Julius James (week 13). They join Crew coach Robert Warzycha who was named Manager of the Week in week 5.
20 vs 33
The Crew have only gotten 20 cautions so far this season with Julius James and Emmanuel Ekpo leading the pack with four. Crew opponents have warranted 33 cautions in the first 13 matches of the season. The Crew has been shown the sixth least amount of cautions behind RSL and Houston (both with 16), D.C. United (18), San Jose and New York (both with 20 cautions).
5 vs 0
Five red cards have been shown to Crew opponents this season: against Dallas (4/1), Sporting KC (4/16), Toronto FC (4/23), San Jose (5/14) and Chivas USA (5/28). The Crew is one of five teams who has not seen red this year. New York, Chicago, Seattle and Portland are the other four. Sporting KC leads the league in red cards with five.
The Crew is only 11 goals away from scoring its 700th goal.
The number of fouls suffered by Eddie Gaven through 14 games this season. The total fouls suffered by Gaven in 2010 was 54 (third place overall). Gaven leads Portland’s Kenny Cooper and FC Dallas’ Marvin Chavez by seven fouls suffered. Gaven was only fouled once on June 8 against RSL and once on June 12 against the Fire
The number of consecutive minutes without allowing a goal from March 19 to April 23. This number is good for second in the league.