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Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. New York City FC

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 sixth start of the season and his 63rd career MLS regular season start this evening.
  • Willis can record his 12th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his first of the season.
  • Willis can earn his 19th career win as a starter, his second in a row and his fourth of the season.
  • Willis can win back-to-back games for the first time since May 6 and May 12, 2017.
  • DF Andrew Wenger will make his 106th career MLS regular season start today and his 11th start of the season.
  • Wenger will be starting as a defender for the 10th time in his professional career and for the seventh consecutive game.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will make his 43rd career start tonight.
  • Machado will play in his last game with the Dynamo before heading out to join the Panama national team in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his seventh MLS regular season start today and his fifth in a row.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his 181st MLS regular season start today and his 93rd start for the Dynamo.
  • MF Eric Alexander will start his 151st career game and make his 201st career appearance today.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 15th career start and will play in his 19th MLS game tonight.
  • Martínez can score or give an assist for the third consecutive game, which would extend a career long.
  • MF Boniek García will make his fourth start and ninth appearance of the year today. For his career, it will be his 120th start and his 149th appearance.
  • García could record an assist in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his seventh start of the season and his 21st career MLS regular season start today.
  • Quioto can score in consecutive games for the second time in his career and first since he did so in the first three games of the 2017 season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 45th career start and will play in his 75th career game.
  • Manotas needs one goal to match his scoring total (6) from 2016, the second-highest of his career.
  • Manotas needs three goals to tie Dwayne De Rosario (24) for sixth on the club’s all-time scoring list.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 37th career appearance and his 29th starts today.
  • Elis can record a goal or an assist for the third consecutive game and for the ninth time in 11 games this season.
  • The next goal for Elis would be his 50th for club and country. He has scored 25 for Olympia, 17 for the Dynamo across all competitions and seven for Honduras.
  • Elis can score in back-to-back games for the third time this season and sixth time in his MLS career.
  • 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 tonight.
  • DF Leonardo can make his 40th regular season appearance for the Dynamo if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist can make his Dynamo debut if he comes in this evening.
  • MF Arturo Alvarez can make his 246th career appearance if he plays today.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas can make his 29th career appearance if comes in tonight.
  • Cabezas returns to the 18-man roster after missing the last nine games due to an injury suffered in a 4-0 win against Atlanta United FC on March 3.
  • MF Luis Gil can play in his third game for the Dynamo and make his 158th career appearance if he comes in tonight.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 13th career appearance if he plays this evening.
  • Rodriguez could equal his scoring total from 2017 with a goal, which would be his second best of the season.