Starting XI Notes | HOUvMIN


Joe Willis; DaMarcus Beasley (C), Alejandro Fuenmayor, Kevin Garcia, Adam Lundkvist; Matías Vera, Boniek García; Tomás Martínez; Tommy McNamara, Christian Ramirez, Mauro Manotas 



GK Joe Willis will make his 24th start of the season and the 107th of his MLS career tonight.  

Willis can tie a career high if the Dynamo win tonight. It would be his ninth win of the season, matching his career high from last season. 

DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his ninth start for the club this season and the 219th of his MLS career.  

DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his sixth start of the season and 27th of his MLS career.  

Fuenmayor returns to the lineup for the first time since the Leagues Cup semifinal against Club America on July 24.  

DF Kevin Garcia will make his 12th MLS appearance of the year and the 30th of his career.  

DF Adam Lundkvist will make his 24th appearance for the Dynamo in league play today.  

Lundkvist will play at right back for the first time this season.  

MF Matías Vera will make his 26th start of the season in league play.  

MF Boniek García will make his 196th appearance and 162nd career start for the Dynamo in league play. It will be his 25th start of the season. 

García needs to play 167 minutes over the rest of the season to set a new single-season career high. He played 2,249 minutes during the 2016 season. 

MF Tomás Martínez can make his 28th appearance of the year. 

MF Tommy McNamara will make his 28th appearance of the season and earn his 12th start for the Dynamo.  

FW Christian Ramírez will make his 80th career appearance in MLS play and third start for the Dynamo today. 

This is the first match against Minnesota for Ramirez with the Dynamo. The forward spent five seasons with the Loons prior to joining LAFC in 2018.  

FW Mauro Manotas will make his 27th appearance of the year and the 124th of his career. 

Manotas will make his 50th career start in league play at BBVA Stadium. A goal would give him 32 goals in 50 starts at home during his Dynamo career. 



GK Michael Nelson could make his MLS debut if he comes into the game tonight.  

MF Juan David Cabezas can make his 15th appearance of the season for the Dynamo if he enters the game this evening.  

FW Niko Hansen can make his 48th career appearance and third for the Dynamo if he enters the game tonight. 

MF Memo Rodriguez can earn his 21st appearance of the season and the 49th of his career if he enters tonight’s game. 

FW Ronaldo Peña can make his fourth appearance of the season if he comes off the bench this evening. 

FW Marlon Hairston can make his 13th appearance of the season and 108th of his career if he enters the game tonight.  

Hairston’s last appearance was at BBVA Stadium on Aug. 3 versus the Chicago Fire.  

DF Sam Junqua could make his MLS debut if he comes into the game tonight.