Starting XI Notes | HOU v LAFC


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



  • GK Joe Willis is set to start his 102nd career game in goal this evening. It will be his 105th career appearance in MLS regular-season play. 
  • Willis can earn his ninth win of the season, his 27th win with the Dynamo and the 33rd of his career. 
  • Willis can record his third clean sheet of the season and the 18th of his career. 
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza will make his 17th start of the season for Houston and the 51st with the Dynamo since joining the team prior to the 2017 season. 
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his 16th start for the Dynamo this season. With Struna in the starting lineup, the Dynamo are 8-5-2 this year.  
  • DF Maynor Figueroa returns to the starting lineup after serving a one-game suspension for receiving a red card in the club’s 4-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on July 3. 
  • Figueroa will be making his 12th start this season and his 92nd appearance in the league. 
  • DF Adam Lundkvist will be making his 15th start of the year and his 32nd league appearance with the Dynamo. 
  • MF Matías Vera will make his 17th start of the season. 
  • MF Boniek García will be making his 17th start of the season. 
  • García will be wearing the captain’s armband for the 15th time this year and the 16th time this season. Across all competitions, the Dynamo are 8-4-3 with García wearing the armband. 
  • MF Tomás Martínez is making his 18th appearance in the league this season. 
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 14th start of the season with Houston. 
  • Elis will make his 71st league appearance and his 59th league start with the Dynamo. 
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 16th start of the season. 
  • With his next multi-goal game, Manotas will tie Will Bruin for the most in club history with eight. 
  • FW Romell Quioto is making his 67th MLS appearance for the Dynamo. 
  • Quioto can pass FW Erick Torres (14) for 10th on the club’s all-time scoring list with his next goal.  
  • Quioto can score in his second consecutive game. It would be the second time in his career that he scored in consecutive games, and the first since he found the net in his first three games with the club, from March 4-18, 2017. 



  • GK Tyler Deric can make his 84th career appearance, and his second as a substitute, if he comes into tonight’s game. 
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley can make his fifth league appearance this season if he comes off the bench. 
  • DF Kevin Garcia can make his 11th appearance in all competitions for Houston if he enters tonight’s match 
  • MF Tommy McNamara is the only player to appear in every match for the Dynamo this season. McNamara has appeared in every match for the Dynamo this year, appearing in 18 games for Houston in MLS play, four in Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League and two in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. 
  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his eighth appearance of the season if he enters the match. 
  • FW Marlon Hairston can make his 10th appearance of the year if he is inserted into the game. 
  • FW Michael Salazar could make his sixth consecutive appearance for the Dynamo this season if he enters the game. He has made 40 career MLS appearances.