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Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo at Seattle Sounders FC


  • Joe Willis; Dylan Remick, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Eric Alexander, Tomás Martínez, Juan David Cabezas; Vicente Sánchez, Mauro Manotas, Alex


  • The Dynamo will utilize their 37th different starting lineup in 39 MLS matches this year, including regular season and playoffs.
  • MF Alex will start his third consecutive playoff game and play in his fifth consecutive postseason contest.
  • Alex can score his second career postseason goal and his first as a Dynamo player tonight.
  • MF Eric Alexander will make his 14th career appearance and 10th 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 DaMarcus Beasley will make his 21st appearance and 20th start in the postseason.
  • Beasley will start his fourth 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 fifth consecutive playoff game tonight.
  • DF Leonardo will make his sixth postseason start and second as a Dynamo player this evening.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will make his fifth start in the postseason today.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his fourth appearance in postseason and his third start this evening.
  • Manotas can score in his second consecutive away playoff game if he hits the back of the net tonight.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his fifth consecutive playoff start tonight.
  • Martínez can provide his second postseason assist tonight.
  • DF Dylan Remick will make his third appearance and second start in postseason play.
  • Remick will start as a right back for the first time this year.
  • FW Vicente Sánchez will make his first postseason start and his fourth career playoff appearance tonight.
  • Sánchez can provide his second postseason assist tonight.
  • GK Joe Willis will make his fifth career playoff appearance and fourth start in postseason play.
  • Willis will make his third consecutive postseason appearance and start as a Dynamo player.


  • GK Calle Brown can make his Dynamo debut if he comes in this evening.
  • 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 Jose Escalante can make his playoff debut if he comes in this evening.
  • MF Boniek García can make his 13th career playoff appearance if he comes into tonight’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 this evening.
  • FW Erick Torres will make his fourth playoff appearance if he comes into tonight’s game.
  • FW Andrew Wenger can make his second postseason appearance if he comes in this evening.


  • DF Philippe Senderos  suffered a right hamstring strain during the First Leg of the Western Conference Championship and will not dress tonight. He trained during the week, but was deemed not fit enough to play tonight.
  • FW Romell Quioto is ill and will not be available for tonight’s game.