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Trask Smith

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Chris Seitz; Kevin Garcia, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo ©, Adam Lundkvist; Eric Bird, Luis Gil, Eric Alexander; Alberth Elis, Ronaldo Peña, Memo Rodriguez

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Chris Seitz will make his 102nd career start in MLS regular-season play and his sixth with the Dynamo this evening.
  • Seitz can record his 20th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his second of the season.
  • Seitz can earn his 40th career win as a starter and his second of the season.
  • DF Kevin Garcia will make his fifth start of the season and his eighth appearance of the year tonight.
  • DF Adolfo Machado will make his 17th start of the season and his 19th appearance this evening.
  • DF Leonardo will make his 17th start of the season and his 46th start in league play for the Dynamo.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will make his ninth start of the season and will play his 11th MLS game tonight.
  • MF Eric Bird will make his third MLS regular season start this evening.
  • MF Luis Gil will make his 101st career start and will play in his 166th MLS game.
  • MF Eric Alexander will make his 19th start and 20th appearance of the year. For his career, it will be his 160th start and 211th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 50th career appearance and his 41st start.
  • Elis can record a goal or an assist for the 15th time in 24 games this season.
  • Elis needs one goal to reach 20 in MLS regular-season play. He would become the eighth Dynamo player to score 20 goals in league play.
  • FW Ronaldo Peña will make his first MLS start and will play in his fifth consecutive match tonight.
  • Peña can score in his second consecutive game.
  • FW Memo Rodriguez will make his 26th career appearance and his seventh start.
  • Rodriguez could equal his scoring total from 2017 with one goal, which would be his second of the season.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • MF Arturo Alvarez can play in his 251st MLS regular season game if he comes in today.
  • MF Darwin Cerén can play in his 18th game for the Dynamo and make his 93rd career appearance if he comes in tonight.
  • GK Tyler Deric could make his first appearance of the year if he plays tonight.
  • FW Mauro Manotas can make his 89th MLS regular season appearance if he comes off the bench this evening.
  • Manotas needs two goals to set a new club single-season record across all competitions. He currently has 15 goals (11 MLS, 4 USOC), which is one shy of Will Bruin’s total (12 MLS, 4 Playoffs) in 2012.
  • 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.
  • FW Romell Quioto can make his 48th career appearance if comes in as a substitute tonight.
  • 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.
  • DF Andrew Wenger can make his 177th career appearance if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Jared Watts can play in his seventh game for the Dynamo and make his 78th career appearance if he comes in tonight.