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Trask Smith

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Minnesota United FC

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Adolfo Machado, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Philippe Senderos, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Eric Alexander, Tomás Martínez, Darwin Cerén; Romell Quioto, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

NOTEWORTHY:

  • DF Adolfo Machado returns to MLS play after representing Panama in the 2018 World Cup.
  • MF Darwin Cerén returns to the Starting XI for the first time since suffering a knee injury on May 11 at Vancouver.

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis will make his 12th start of the season and his 69th career MLS regular season start this evening.
  • Willis can record his 13th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his second of the season.
  • Willis can earn his 21st career win as a starter and improve his record this season to 6-4-2.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will make his 44th career start today and play on his 11th game of the season tonight.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his 11th MLS regular season start today and his 12th appearance of the season.
  • DF Philippe Senderos will make his seventh MLS regular season start today and his fifth of the season.
  • Senderos could score in back-to-back games for the first time in his MLS career.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his 187th MLS regular season start today and his 99th league start for the Dynamo.
  • Beasley can record an assist in his third consecutive game, which would be a career-long streak.
  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his ninth start and 11th appearance of the year today. For his career, it will be his 76th start and 86th appearance.
  • MF Eric Alexander will start his 155th career game and make his 205th career appearance today.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 20th career start and will play in his 25th MLS game tonight.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his 12th start of the season and his 26th career MLS regular season start today.
  • Quioto needs one assist to reach 13 with the Dynamo in regular-season play, which would tie him for 10th on the club’s all-time list.
  • Quioto can record an assist in three consecutive games for the second time this season, which would tie a career-long streak.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 50th career start and will play in his 81st career game.
  • Manotas can match his career single-season high with one goal, which would give him 10 on the year and equal his total from last season.
  • Manotas can score his 32nd career goal across all competitions, which would tie him with Dwayne De Rosario for fifth on the club’s all-time scoring list across all competitions.
  • Manotas can extend his career-long scoring streak to four consecutive games.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 43rd career appearance and his 35th start today.
  • Elis can record a goal or an assist for the 12th time in 17 games this season.
  • Elis can record an assist in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
  • Elis needs two goals to reach 20 in MLS regular-season play. He would become the eighth Dynamo player to score 20 goals in league play.
  • Elis needs one goal to reach 20 across all-competitions and become the ninth Dynamo player to score 20 or more goals.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Chris Seitz can make his 103rd appearance, and his second as a substitute, if he comes in today.
  • DF Kevin Garcia could make his ninth career appearance if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Leonardo can play in his 45th game for the Dynamo and make his 130th career appearance if he comes in this evening.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist could make his sixth appearance if he plays tonight.
  • MF Boniek García could make his 15th appearance of the season and his 155th career appearance if he comes in this evening.
  • García could make his 175th career appearance for the club across all competitions.
  • MF Luis Gil can play in his eighth game for the Dynamo and make his 163rd career appearance if he comes in tonight.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 18th 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.