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DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Kiki Struna, Maynor Figueroa, Adam Lundkvist; Matías Vera, Boniek García (C), Tomás Martínez; Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Romell Quioto

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis is set to start his 100th career game in goal this evening. It will be his 103rd career appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • Willis can earn his eighth win of the season, his 26th with the Dynamo and the 32nd of his career.
  • Willis can record his second clean sheet of the season and the 17th of his career.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 13th start of the year and make his 30th league appearance for the Dynamo.
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his 14th start with the Dynamo this season. The Dynamo have a 7-4-2 record when Struna is in the starting lineup.
  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 11th start of the season and earn his 91st MLS career appearance. This is the first match for Figueroa since a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on June 1.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will make his 15th start of the season for Houston and his 49th start with the club since coming to Houston in 2017.
  • MF Matías Vera will make his 15th start of the season for the Dynamo.
  • Vera has started in 20 of 23 matches for the club across all competitions this year.  
  • MF Tomás Martínez will earn his 16th start of the season and earn his 17th appearance in league play.
  • MF Boniek García will make his 15th start of the season and earn his 185th appearance in league play.
  • García will wear the captain’s armband for the 13th time this year in league play and 14th time overall.
  • The Dynamo are 7-3-3 across all competitions when Garcia wears the armband.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 12th start of the season for Houston and first since a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on June 1.
  • Elis will make his 69th league appearance tonight and earn his 57th league start with Houston.
  • Elis can pass Will Bruin (20) for fifth on the club's all-time assist list with one assist.
  • Elis can reach 5,000 minutes in league play with the Dynamo if he plays 79 minutes. He has been on the pitch for 4,921 minutes in his Houston career to date.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 14th start of the season and first since a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on June 1.
  • Manotas has made back-to-back appearances off the bench prior to tonight’s game, his 16th appearance of the season.
  • Manotas needs one goal to pass Brad Davis (41) for third on the club's regular-season goals list.
  • Manotas could record his eighth career multi-goal game, which would tie Will Bruin for the most in club history.
  • FW Romell Quioto will make his sixth start of the year for Houston. It will be the 45th start with the Dynamo for the Honduras international.
  • Quioto can tie FW Erick Torres (14) for 10th on the club's scoring all-time scoring list with his next goal.

 

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Tyler Deric can make 84th career appearance – and just his second off the bench – if he comes into tonight’s game. 
  • DF Kevin Garcia can make his seventh appearance for the Dynamo this season, and his fourth appearance in a row. It will be his 10th appearance in all competitions this season if he comes off the bench.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas can make his third consecutive appearance today and ninth of the season if he comes off the bench today.
  • Cabezas can make his 42nd league appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the match today. 
  • MF Tommy McNamara can continue to be the only player to appear in every match this season for the Dynamo if he enters the game. McNamara has appeared in 16 games for Houston this season in league play, four in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League and two in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his seventh appearance of the season for Houston if he enters the match today.
  • FW Michael Salazar can make his fourth consecutive appearance for the Dynamo this season if he comes off the bench. It would be his 38th career appearance.
  • FW Marlon Hairston can make his 10th appearance of the year tonight if he enters the match.