Trask Smith

Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes


  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Kiki Struna, Maynor Figueroa, Adam Lundkvist; Matías Vera, Tomás Martínez, Boniek García ©; Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Marlon Hairston


  • GK Joe Willis can make his 88th career start in MLS regular-season play and his 66th with the Dynamo.
  • Willis can earn his 22nd win with the Dynamo in MLS regular-season play and extend his career-long win streak to four.
  • Willis can record his 16th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his first of the season.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will start his fifth consecutive league game at left back. It will be his 17th start with the Dynamo.
  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his fourth start with the club and the 79th of his MLS career today.
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his fourth consecutive start in league play this afternoon.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will make his fourth start and of the 2019 MLS season this afternoon. It will be DeLaGarza’s 234th career start in league play.
  • DeLaGarza will be making his eighth start in nine 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 200th appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions this afternoon. He is set to become the seventh player in Dynamo history to make at least 200 appearances for the club.
  • García will make his fifth consecutive start in league play and his fifth straight start in all competitions.
  • García will wear the captain’s armband for the fifth consecutive league match. He wore the armband three times last season.
  • MF Matías Vera will make his fourth start of the season and his eighth in nine matches across all competitions this year.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his fifth league start of the season and the 41st of his MLS career.
  • FW Marlon Hairston will make his 100th career appearance in MLS action today and his fifth of the season.
  • Hairston will make his second start of the season and the 70th of his career.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 102nd career appearance in league play for the Dynamo and make his 69th career start.
  • FW Alberth Elis is slated to start for the 48th time in league play with the Dynamo and will make his 60th career league appearance.
  • Elis can record an assist in his third consecutive match, which would be the longest streak of his MLS career.
  • Elis can tie a career-long streak by scoring in his third straight game.


  • GK Tyler Deric could make just his second appearance as a substitute and his first since Aug. 29, 2014 at Sporting Kansas City.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas returns to the matchday roster for the first time in league play this season and for the first time since Feb. 19 at CD Guastatoya. If he enters the game, it would be his season debut and the 34th appearance of his Dynamo career.
  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 102nd career appearance in league play and 27th with the Dynamo if he comes in today.
  • DF Chris Duvall can make his Dynamo debut if he comes into today’s game.
  • 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.
  • DF Kevin Garcia can make his third appearance of the season and his first off the bench if he comes into the game today. It would be his 21st career appearance.
  • 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 97th career appearance in league play.