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Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders FC

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Jalil Anibaba, Adolfo Machado, Philippe Senderos, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Eric Alexander, Juan David Cabezas, Tomás Martínez; Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Alex

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • The Dynamo will utilize their 36th different starting lineup in 38 MLS matches this year, including regular season and playoffs.
  • MF Alex will make his third start and fifth appearance in the playoffs.
  • Alex can score his second career goal and his first as a Dynamo player in postseason tonight.
  • MF Eric Alexander will make his 13th appearance and ninth start in the postseason.
  • Alexander can score his second career goal in the MLS Cup Playoffs and first since 2013.
  • Alexander can provide his second postseason assist tonight.
  • DF Jalil Anibaba will make his sixth career appearance and fourth start in the postseason, and his third playoff start with the Dynamo.
  • Anibaba can provide his second playoff assist tonight.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his 20th appearance and 19th start in the postseason.
  • Beasley will start his third postseason game as a Dynamo player.
  • Beasley has two career goals in the playoffs and could score his third tonight
  • MF Juan David Cabezas will start his fourth playoff game tonight.
  • FW Alberth Elis will start his fourth playoff game today.
  • Elis can score his second career goal in postseason competition.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will make his fourth start in the postseason today.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his third appearance in postseason and his second start today.
  • Manotas can become the first Dynamo player score in postseason back-to-back games since 2013.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his fourth playoff start tonight.
  • Martínez can provide his second postseason assist tonight.
  • DF Philippe Senderos will start his fourth playoff game tonight.
  • GK Joe Willis will make his fourth career playoff appearance and third start in postseason play.
  • Willis will make his second postseason appearance and start as a Dynamo player.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Calle Brown can make his Dynamo 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.
  • DF Leonardo will make his sixth career appearance in the playoffs if he comes into tonight’s game.
  • DF Dylan Remick can play in his second playoff game if he comes into today’s game.
  • Remick can become the first Dynamo player score in postseason back-to-back games for the first since 2013.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his third career appearance in the playoffs if he comes in tonight.
  • FW Erick Torres will make his third playoff appearance if he comes into tonight’s game.
  • 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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