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Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Kevin Garcia, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Darwin Cerén, Tomás Martínez, Boniek García; Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Romell Quioto

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis will make his 83rd career start in MLS regular-season play and his 61st with the Dynamo this evening.
  • Willis needs to play 26 minutes to set a new single-season career high. He played 2,275 minutes in 2016 and had played 2,250 so far this year.
  • Willis will extend his career single-season high with his 26st start of the season.
  • Willis can extend his career high with his ninth win of the season, which will be his 24th career win as a starter.
  • Willis can record his 16th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his fifth of the season, which will match his career single-season high.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will make his fourth start of the season, his 34th with the Dynamo and the 230th of his MLS career today.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his 21st start of the season and his 22nd appearance this afternoon.
  • Fuenmayor could tie for third on the team in goals with his next scoring tally, which would be his fourth of the year.
  • DF Kevin Garcia will make his 11th start of the season and his 15th appearance of the year today.
  • Garcia can score in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his 26th start of the season, his 110th with the Dynamo and the 198th of his MLS career today.
  • Beasley needs one goal to set a single-season high with Houston.
  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his 20th start for the Dynamo and his 87th career start this afternoon. This is the first time since the 2015 season where he has started in 20 games or more.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 36th career start and will play in his 41st MLS game.
  • Martínez needs one assist to tie FW Romell Quioto for the team lead with 12 on the year.
  • Martínez needs one assist to become the third player in Dynamo history to record 12 or more assists in a single MLS season, joining MF Brad Davis who did so four times (2009-12), and FW Romell Quioto.
  • Martínez can tie the single-season record for fouls suffered if he fouled six times. The current record is 64.
  • MF Boniek García will make his 21st start and 29th appearance of the year. It will be his 137th start and 169th appearance of his career in MLS regular-season play.
  • García can record an assist in his third consecutive game, which would tie the longest such streak of his career. He also had assists in three consecutive games from May 11-25 of this season.
  • García can match his career single-season high with two assists, which would give him nine on the year.
  • García needs to play 27 minutes to reach 2,000 in a season for the third time in his career and the first time since 2016.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 56th career appearance and his 45th start today.
  • Elis needs one assist to reach 10 or more on the season. He would become the first player in club history with 10 or more goals and assists in the same season.
  • Elis needs to take three shots to become the second Dynamo player to record 100 shots in a season and the first since Giles Barnes had 113 shots in the 2014 season.
  • 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.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 64th career start and will play in his 97th career game.
  • Manotas can extend his single-season scoring record with another goal. He has 17 goals on the year, which is the most in club history.
  • Manotas could score in this third consecutive game, which would tie longest such streak of his career. He previously scored in three straight games from June 9-July 3 of this season.
  • Manotas needs one goal to surpass MF Brad Davis (45) for third on the club’s all-time scoring list across all competitions.
  • Manotas needs three goals to become the 22nd player in MLS history to score 20 in a season. It would be the 27th 20-goal year in MLS history.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his 25th start and 32nd appearance of the year. For his career, it will be his 39th start and 54th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • Quioto needs one assists to pass former Dynamo DF/MF Geoff Cameron for sole possession of eighth place on the club’s all-time list. They are tied with 15 career assists apiece.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • MF Arturo Alvarez can play in his 19th game for the Dynamo and make his 256th career appearance if he comes in today.
  • MF Eric Bird can make his seventh season appearance if comes into today’s game.
  • DF Leonardo can play in his 54th game for the Dynamo and make his 139th career appearance if he comes into today’s contest.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist could make his 16th appearance of the year if he plays today.
  • GK Michael Nelson can make his MLS debut if comes in this afternoon.
  • FW Ronaldo Peña can make his ninth appearance if he comes off the bench this afternoon.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 29th career appearance if he comes in as a substitute today.
  • Rodriguez could equal his scoring total from 2017 with a goal, which would be his second of the season.