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Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Andrew Wenger, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Eric Alexander, Tomás Martínez, Darwin Cerén; Romell Quioto, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis will make his first start of the season and his 58th career MLS regular season start today.
  • Willis can record his 12th clean sheet in MLS regular season play and his first of the season.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will start in his 39th career appearance this afternoon.
  • DF Andrew Wenger will make his 101st career MLS regular season start today and his sixth start of the season.
  • Wenger will be starting as a defender for the fifth time in his professional career. The last time Wenger started in back-to-back games as defender was in the 2015 season when he played for the Philadelphia Union on October 3 and October 18.
  • DF Leonardo will make his 34th start with the Dynamo and his 113th career start this afternoon.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his 177th MLS regular season start today and his fifth start of the season.
  • Beasley returns to the Starting XI after missing last week’s game due to his first MLS career suspension after receiving a red card on March 31.
  • MF Eric Alexander will start his 147th career game and make his 197th career appearance this afternoon.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 10th career start and will play in his 14th MLS game today.
  • Martínez could become the first Dynamo player this season to score and record an assist in back-to-back games today.
  • Martínez can score in his second consecutive match today.
  • Martínez can record an assist in back-to-back games for the first time in his MLS career
  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his fifth start for the Dynamo and his 72nd career start.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his second start of the season and his 16th career MLS regular season start this afternoon.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 40th career start and will play in his 70th career game.
  • Manotas needs one goal to reach 20 in MLS regular-season play and become the seventh Dynamo player to score 20 or more goals.
  • Manotas could score in back-to-back games for the third time in his career. The first time he achieved this feat was last season when he scored on July 22 at D.C. and July 29 against Portland.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 32nd career appearance and his 24th start today.
  • Elis needs one assist to break his MLS career high of four.
  • Elis can record an assist in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Chris Seitz can make his 103th appearance if he comes in today.
  • MF Arturo Alvarez can make his 242nd career appearance if he plays today.
  • MF Boniek García can make his 144th career appearance if he comes in today.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 11th career appearance if he plays this afternoon.
  • MF Charlie Ward can make his second career appearance if he comes today.
  • FW Mac Steeves can play in his third professional game if he comes in today.