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Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Jalil Anibaba, Adolfo Machado, Philippe Senderos ©, Dylan Remick; Eric Alexander, Juan David Cabezas, Tomás Martínez; Alberth Elis, Erick Torres, Alex

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • The Dynamo will utilize their 35th different starting lineup in 37 MLS matches this year, including regular season and postseason.
  • MF Alex will make his second start and fourth appearance in the playoffs.
  • Alex can score his second career goal and his first as a Dynamo player in postseason this afternoon.
  • MF Eric Alexander will make his 12th appearance and eighth start in the postseason.
  • Alexander can score his second career goal in postseason competition and first since 2013.
  • DF Jalil Anibaba will make his fifth career appearance and third start in the postseason, and his second playoff start with the Dynamo.
  • Anibaba will be in the Starting XI in consecutive games for the second time this year.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas will start his third playoff game this afternoon.
  • FW Alberth Elis will start his third playoff game today.
  • Elis can score his second career goal in postseason competition.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will make his third start in the postseason today.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his third playoff start this afternoon.
  • DF Dylan Remick will make his postseason debut today.
  • Remick returns to the Starting XI for the first time since Oct. 22 against the Chicago Fire.
  • DF Philippe Senderos will start his third playoff game this afternoon.
  • Senderos will wear the captain’s armband for the first time with the Dynamo today.
  • FW Erick Torres will make his third appearance and second start in the postseason.
  • GK Joe Willis will make his third career playoff appearance and second start in postseason play.
  • Willis will make his first postseason appearance and start as a Dynamo player.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Calle Brown can make his Dynamo debut overall as well as his MLS and postseason debut if he comes in today.
  • MF Ricardo Clark can play in his 25th career playoff game if he comes into today’s game.
  • Clark can score his third career playoff goal and first since 2013.
  • MF Boniek García can make his 12th career playoff appearance if he comes into today’s game.
  • García leads all current Dynamo players with three career playoff goals and could score his fourth. He can also extend his streak of scoring in the playoffs every year that the team has qualified.
  • DF Kevin Garcia can make his playoff debut tonight if he comes in today’s game.
  • FW Mauro Manotas can make his second appearance in postseason play if he comes into today’s game.
  • FW Romell Quioto would make his third career appearance in the playoffs if he comes in this afternoon.
  • FW Vicente Sánchez can make his fourth appearance in postseason play if he comes into today’s game.
  • Sánchez can record his second assist in postseason.
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