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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Andrew Wenger, Adolfo Machado, Alejandro Fuenmayor, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Eric Alexander, Tomás Martínez, Boniek García; Romell Quioto, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis will make his fifth start of the season and his 62nd career MLS regular season start today.
  • Willis can record his 12th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his first of the season.
  • Willis can earn his 18th career win as a starter.
  • DF Andrew Wenger will make his 105th career MLS regular season start today and his 10th start of the season.
  • Wenger will be starting as a defender for the ninth time in his professional career.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will make his 42nd career start this afternoon.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his sixth MLS regular season start today.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his 180th MLS regular season start today and his 92nd start for the Dynamo.
  • MF Eric Alexander will start his 150th career game and make his 200th career appearance this afternoon.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 14th career start and will play in his 18th MLS game today.
  • Martínez can score in back-to-back games for the first time in his career and can set a new career high with his next goal, which would be his third of the season.
  • MF Boniek García will make his third start and eight appearance of the year today. For his career, it will be his 119th start 148th appearance.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his sixth start of the season and his 20th career MLS regular season start today.
  • Quioto needs one goal to reach 10 with the Dynamo. He could become the 15th player to score at least 10 goals with the Dynamo
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 44th career start and will play in his 74th career game.
  • Manotas needs one goal to match his scoring total (6) from 2016, the second-highest of his career.
  • Manotas can score in back-to-back games for the second time this season and the fourth in his career
  • Manotas needs three goals to tie Dwayne De Rosario (24) for sixth on the club’s all-time scoring list.
  • Manotas can surpass 4,000 minutes played with the club in league play if he is on the field for at least 49 minutes on Sunday.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 36th career appearance and his 28th starts today.
  • Elis can record a goal or an assist for the second consecutive game and for the eighth time in 10 games this season.
  • Elis’ next assist would be his 10th for the club, which would make him the 12th player in club history to record double-digit assists in a career.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Chris Seitz can make his 103rd appearance if he comes in today.
  • DF Leonardo can make his 37th regular season appearance for the Dynamo if he comes in this afternoon.
  • MF Arturo Alvarez can make his 245th career appearance if he plays today.
  • MF Eric Bird can make his Dynamo debut if he comes in this afternoon.
  • MF Luis Gil can play in his second game for the Dynamo and make his 157th career appearance if he comes in today.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist can make his Dynamo and MLS debut with an appearance today.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 13th career appearance if he plays this afternoon.
  • Rodriguez could equal his scoring total from 2017 with a goal, which would be his second best of the season.