Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo at Minnesota United FC


  • Joe Willis; Andrew Wenger, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Boniek García, Darwin Cerén, Tomás Martínez; Romell Quioto, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis


  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his 90th start with the Dynamo and the 178th of his career. Tonight will be Beasley’s 190th career appearance in MLS play.
  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his sixth start for the Dynamo and his 73rd career start tonight.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 33rd career appearance and his 25th start tonight.
  • Elis needs one assist to break his MLS career high of four.
  • Elis can record a goal or an assist in his third consecutive game, which would be the longest such streak of his career.
  • Elis can record a goal or an assist for the sixth time in seven games this season.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his third start and fourth appearance tonight.
  • Fuenmayor could record an assist in back-to-back games if he helps set up a goal tonight.
  • MF Boniek García will make his second start and fifth appearance of the year tonight. For his career, it will be his 118th start and 145th appearance.
  • García will make his 165th appearance across all competitions for the Dynamo, moving him past GK Tally Hall into sole possession of ninth on the club’s all-time appearance chart.
  • DF Leonardo will make his 35th start with the Dynamo and the 114th of his career start this evening.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 41st career start and will play in his 71st career game.
  • Manotas can set a career-long streak by scoring in three consecutive games.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will set a new MLS single-season high by making his sixth start of the season.
  • Martínez will make his 11th career start and will play in his 15th MLS game today.
  • Martínez needs one goal to match his season total from 2017. It would be his second on the year.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his third start of the season, his third in a row, and the 17th of his MLS career this evening.
  • Quioto can score in back-to-back games for the first time this season and the first time since he scored in the first three games of the 2017 season.
  • Quioto needs two goals to reach 10 with the Dynamo.
  • Quioto can record an assist in back-to-back games for the second time in his career and first time since May 6 and 12, 2017.
  • DF Andrew Wenger will make his 102nd career MLS regular-season start today and his seventh consecutive start this season.
  • With DF Adolfo Machado on the substitutes’ bench this evening, Wenger will become the only player to start every game for the Dynamo this year.
  • Wenger will be starting as a defender for the sixth time in his professional career and for the third game in a row.
  • GK Joe Willis will make his second start of the season and his 59th career MLS regular season start tonight.
  • Willis can record his 17th career win as a starting goalkeeper and his 11th with the Dynamo.
  • Willis can record his 12th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his first of the season.


  • GK Chris Seitz can make his 103rd appearance – and second off the bench – if he comes in tonight.
  • MF Eric Alexander can make his 198th career appearance in MLS play, and his seventh of the year, if he comes on as a substitute tonight.
  • MF Arturo Alvarez can make his 243rd career appearance and his sixth of the year if he plays tonight.
  • MF Luis Gil is dressing for the first time with the Dynamo after joining the team earlier in the week on loan from Querétaro FC in Mexico. Gil could make his Dynamo debut if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Adolfo Machado can make his first appearance as a substitute for the Dynamo if he comes on tonight. Machado has started in all 39 of his MLS regular-season appearances for the club and started all six playoff matches last year as well.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 11th career appearance if he plays this afternoon.
  • FW Mac Steeves can play in his third professional game if he comes in today.