Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids


  • Tyler Deric; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Philippe Senderos, DaMarcus Beasley; Juan David Cabezas, Ricardo Clark ©, Alex; Alberth Elis, Erick Torres, Mauro Manotas


  • The Dynamo returned to action for the first time since August 23 at Dallas after having their scheduled match on Saturday, August 26 postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.
  • The Dynamo will utilize their 25th different starting lineup in 27 matches this season.
  • DF Philippe Senderos will make his Major League Soccer and Houston Dynamo debut tonight.
  • MF Alex will start his 24th game of the season and his 63rd game with the Dynamo.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will start his 80th game with the Dynamo tonight and the 168th of his MLS career.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas returns to the starting lineup after a one-game absence due to the accumulation of yellow cards at Dallas on August 23. Cabezas will make his 21st start of the season.
  • MF Ricardo Clark will start his 22nd game of the season and the 313th of his career tonight.
  • Clark is three appearances away from reaching 300 with the Dynamo across all competitions.
  • Clark has 22 career regular-season assists and will pass Brian Ching for sole possession of third on the club list with his next.
  • Clark has 31 career goals in all competitions with Houston and will tie Dwayne De Rosario (32) for fifth on club list with his next.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will start his 23rd game of the season and the 219th of his MLS career tonight.
  • GK Tyler Deric will be making his 73rd career start tonight and his 19th of the season.
  • Deric can even his record as a starting goalkeeper at 25-25-20 with a win tonight.
  • Deric can keep his fifth clean sheet of the season and the 20th of his career with a shutout tonight.
  • FW Alberth Elis will start his 14th game of the season tonight and will make his 20th appearance of the year.
  • Elis can tie FW Mauro Manotas for second on the team in scoring with a goal, which would be his eighth of the year.
  • Elis needs three goals to reach 10 on the season.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will start his 27th consecutive game. He is the only player on the team to have started every game this season.
  • Machado can play all 90 minutes for the 27th consecutive match. He and New York City FC defender Alexander Callens are the only field players in the league who have played every minute for their clubs this year.
  • FW Mauro Manotas needs two goals to reach 10 on the season for the first time in his career.
  • Manotas will start his 20th game of the season and the 30th of his career tonight.
  • FW Erick Torres will make his 71st career start tonight and his 20th start of the season.
  • Torres needs one goal to match his career high of 15, set in 2014 with Chivas USA.
  • Torres can score in at least two consecutive games for the third time this season and ninth time in his career.


  • GK Joe Willis can make his 61st career appearance and 38th with the Dynamo if he comes into tonight’s game. An appearance off the bench would be Willis’ third with the Dynamo and fourth overall.
  • MF Eric Alexander is in the matchday 18-man roster for the third consecutive game and can make his first appearance since May 6 vs. Orlando City if he comes into the game.
  • DF Leonardo can come off the bench for the first time this season tonight if he sees the field. He has started in all 22 of his appearances so far this season.
  • MF Tomás Martínez can make his fourth consecutive appearance with the club if he comes into the game as a substitute.
  • FW Romell Quioto can make his 17th appearance of the season and his seventh as a substitute if he comes into the game tonight.
  • FW Vicente Sánchez can make his 15th appearance of the season and the 70th of his MLS career if he comes into the game as a substitute tonight.
  • FW Andrew Wenger can make his 19th appearance of the season and his 51st with the Dynamo if he comes into the game as a substitute tonight.