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Trask Smith

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Kevin Garcia, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Adam Lundkvist; Juan David Cabezas ©, Tomás Martínez, Darwin Cerén; Mauro Manotas, Ronaldo Peña, Memo Rodriguez

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will make his first start of the season, his 31st with the Dynamo and the 227th of his MLS career tonight.
  • DeLaGarza will see action with the Dynamo in 2018 for the first time after tearing his left ACL on Decision Day 2017 (Oct. 22). It will be his first league action in 342 days.
  • GK Joe Willis will make his 81st career start in MLS regular-season play and his 59th with the Dynamo this evening.
  • Willis can extend his career high with his eighth win of the season.
  • Willis can record his 16th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his fourth of the season.
  • Willis can earn his 23rd career win as a starter and his second of the season.
  • DF Kevin Garcia will make his seventh start of the season and the ninth of his career tonight.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his 19th start of the season and his 20th appearance this evening.
  • Fuenmayor could tie for third on the team in goals with his next scoring tally, which would be his fourth of the year.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will make his 11th start of the season and will play his 13th MLS game tonight.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas will make his third start and fifth appearance of the year. For his career, it will be his 28th start and 32nd            appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 32nd career start and will play in his 37th MLS game.
  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his 17th start and 21st appearance of the year. For his career, it will be 84th start and 96th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 93rd MLS regular season appearance and 59th startt this evening.
  • Manotas needs one goal to set a new club single-season scoring record with 15 on the year. He is currently tied with Erick Torres, who scored 14 goals in 2017.
  • Manotas needs one goal to tie Giles Barnes for fourth on the club’s all-time scoring list with 31 career goals in regular-season play.
  • FW Ronaldo Peña will make his second start and eighth appearance of the year.
  • FW Memo Rodriguez will make his 27th career appearance and his eighth 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 17th game for the Dynamo and make his 254th career appearance if he comes in tonight.
  • FW Alberth Elis can make his 54th career appearance if he enters tonight.
  • Elis needs one goal or assist to set a new club record for most combined goals and assists in a season. He has 20 combined goals and assists, which ties him with club legend Brad Davis, who reached the mark in 2011 and 2012.
  • MF Boniek García can play in his 166th game for the Dynamo and his 26th of the year if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Adolfo Machado can make his 53rd MLS regular season appearance, and his third as a substitute, if he comes off the bench this evening.
  • FW Romell Quioto can make his 52nd 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.
  • GK Chris Seitz can make his 104th appearance, and his second as a substitute, if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Andrew Wenger can make his 180th career appearance if he comes in tonight.