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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

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

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis will make his 52nd regular season start with the Dynamo this evening.
  • Willis can record his 15th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his fourth of the season.
  • Willis can earn his 23rd career win as a starter and improve his record this season to 7-4-4, which will extend his career high.
  • DF Andrew Wenger will make his 13th start of the season and his 14th appearance tonight.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his 14th start tonight and make his 15th appearance this evening.
  • Fuenmayor returns to the starting lineup after being suspended for Houston’s last game due to yellow card accumulation.
  • DF Leonardo will make his 14th start of the season and his 43rd start in league play for the Dynamo.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will make his seventh start of the season and will play in his ninth MLS game tonight.
  • MF Boniek García will make his 12th start and 19th appearance of the year. For his career, it will be his 128th start and 159th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 25th career start and will play in his 30th MLS game.
  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his 12th start with the Dynamo and his 79th MLS regular season start this evening.
  • Cerén returns to the starting lineup after being suspended for Houston’s last game due to yellow card accumulation.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 48th career appearance and his 39th start.
  • Elis can record an assist in back-to-back games for the second time this season and in his career.
  • Elis can record a goal or an assist for the 14th time in 22 games this season.
  • Elis needs one goal to reach 20 in MLS regular-season play for his career. He would become the eighth Dynamo player to score 20 goals in league play.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 53rd career start and will play in his 85th career game.
  • Manotas needs three goals to tie the club single-season record of 14 goals set by Erick “Cubo” Torres in 2017.
  • Manotas needs one goal to move into the top five in club regular-season history, tying Ricardo Clark with 28 career goals.
  • Manotas can score in his third consecutive league appearance and his fourth straight appearance across all competitions.
  • Manotas can tie former Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis for the all-time club lead in regular-season goals against Sporting Kansas City (5) if he scores twice tonight.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his 17th start of the season and the 31st of his MLS career.
  • Quioto can score in back-to-back games for the first time this season and the second time in his career. He previously scored in consecutive games when he did so in the first three games of the 2017 season.
  • Quioto needs one assist to reach 15 with the Dynamo in regular-season play, which would tie him with former Dynamo DF/MF Geoff Cameron for eighth on the club’s all-time list.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Chris Seitz can make his 103rd appearance, and his second as a substitute, if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Adolfo Machado can make his 48th MLS regular season appearance, and his first as a substitute, if he comes off the bench tonight.
  • MF Eric Alexander can play in his 209th MLS regular season game, and his first as a substitute this season, if he comes on today.
  • MF Arturo Alvarez can play in his 13th regular season game and his third in a row if he comes off the bench this evening.
  • Alvarez could make his 250th MLS career appearance if he plays tonight.
  • MF Luis Gil can play in his 11th game for the Dynamo and make his 165th career appearance if he comes in tonight.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 23rd career appearance and his fourth in a row if he comes on tonight.
  • Rodriguez could equal his scoring total from 2017 with a goal, which would be his second best of the season.
  • FW Ronaldo Peña is on the matchday roster for the first time since joining the Dynamo last month and could make his MLS debut if he comes off the bench this evening.