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Trask Smith

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Kiki Struna, Kevin Garcia, Adam Lundkvist; Boniek García ©, Tomás Martínez, Matías Vera; Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Memo Rodriguez

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis can make his 86th career start in MLS regular-season play and his 64th with the Dynamo.
  • Willis can earn his 20th win with the Dynamo in MLS regular-season play.
  • Willis can record his 16th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his first of the season.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will start his third consecutive league game at left back. It will be his 15th start with the Dynamo.
  • DF Kevin Garcia will make 20th career appearance in league play and his 15th start for the club against MLS competition.
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his second consecutive start in league play this afternoon.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will make his second start and second appearance of the 2019 MLS season this afternoon. It will be DeLaGarza’s 232nd career start in league play.
  • DeLaGarza will be making his fifth start in six matches for the Dynamo this year; he played all 90 minutes in each of the team’s four Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League matches.
  • MF Boniek García will make his third consecutive start in league play and his fourth straight start in all competitions.
  • García will wear the captain’s armband for the third consecutive league match. He wore the armband three times last season.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his third league start of the season and the 39th of his MLS career.
  • Martínez can record an assist in back-to-back games for the first time this season and second time in his career. He previously recorded assists in three straight games last season from Sept. 29 to Oct. 12.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 11th career start and his second in as many games. It will be his 31st career appearance in league play.
  • Rodriguez could score in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 100th career appearance in league play for the Dynamo and make his 67th career start.
  • Manotas could score in his sixth consecutive league match dating back to last season.
  • FW Alberth Elis is slated to start for the 46th time in league play with the Dynamo and will make his 59th career league appearance.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Tyler Deric could make just his second appearance as a substitute and his first since Aug. 29, 2014 at Sporting Kansas City.
  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 101st career appearance in league play and 26th with the Dynamo if he comes in today.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can make his second consecutive league appearance and his second career appearance off the bench if he comes in today. His only previous appearance as a substitute was April 21, 2018 vs. Toronto.
  • FW Marlon Hairston can make his 98th career appearance in league play and his third of the season if he comes off the bench today.
  • MF Tommy McNamara can extend his streak of playing in every Dynamo game this season if he comes off the bench. It would be McNamara’s 94th career appearance in league play.
  • FW Ronald Peña can make his season debut if he comes off the bench today. Peña was suspended for the first two games of the season after receiving a red card in the 2018 season finale.
  • FW Romell Quioto can make his 57th career appearance in league play if he comes off the bench today.
  • Quioto could record an assist in back-to-back games for the first time this season and the fifth time in his Dynamo career.