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Lineup Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew SC

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

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

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis can make his 90th career start in MLS regular-season play and his 68th with the Dynamo.
  • Willis can earn his 23rd win with the Dynamo in MLS regular-season play and extend his career-long win streak to five.
  • Willis can record his 16th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his first of the season.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will start his seventh consecutive league game at left back. It will be his 19th start with the Dynamo.
  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his sixth start with the club and the 80th of his MLS career tonight.
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his sixth consecutive start in league play this evening.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will make his sixth start and of the 2019 MLS season tonight. It will be DeLaGarza’s 236th career start in league play.
  • DeLaGarza will be making his 10th start in 11 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 202nd appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions this evening, which will move him past former Houston FW Will Bruin for sixth on the club’s all-time list.
  • García will be honored just prior to kickoff for making his 200th appearance for the club in all competitions during Houston’s last home match, a 2-1 win over San Jose on April 13. García will be presented with a framed jersey with his name and the number 200 on it.
  • García will make his seventh consecutive start in league play and his seventh straight start in all competitions.
  • García will wear the captain’s armband for the seventh consecutive league match. He wore the armband three times last season.
  • MF Matías Vera will make his sixth start of the season and his 10th in 11 matches across all competitions this year.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his seventh league start of the season and the 43rd of his MLS career.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his fourth start of the season and his sixth appearance of the year tonight.
  • Rodriguez can reclaim the team scoring lead if he scores a goal tonight and FW Alberth Elis does not, or if he scores more goals than Elis in the game.
  • Rodriguez can score in his fourth consecutive start.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 104th career appearance in league play for the Dynamo and make his 71st career start.
  • FW Alberth Elis is slated to start for the 51st time in league play with the Dynamo and will make his 62nd career league appearance.
  • Elis can score in his fifth straight game, which would extend his career-long streak.

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 Juan David Cabezas can make his third straight appearance and the 36th appearance of his Dynamo career if he comes off the bench tonight.
  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 103rd career appearance in league play and 28th with the Dynamo if he comes in tonight.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can make his second career appearance off the bench if he comes into tonight’s game. 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 tonight’s game. It would be his 21st career appearance in league play.
  • DF Sam Junqua could make his Major League Soccer debut if he comes into tonight’s game.
  • MF Tommy McNamara can extend his streak of playing in every game in all competitions this season if he comes into tonight’s game.
  • McNamara stands to make his 99th career appearance in all competitions if he comes off the bench tonight.