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Starting XI Notes | PHIvHOU

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3): Joe Willis; DaMarcus Beasley (C), Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, José Bizama; Juan David Cabezas, Boniek García, Tomás Martínez; Memo Rodriguez, Mauro Manotas, Christian Ramírez

 

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis will make his 20th start of the season and the 103rd of his MLS career tonight. Willis will now have started at least 20 games in three of the last four seasons.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley will make his seventh start of the season and the 205th of his MLS career.
  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 98th career appearance in MLS regular-season play and his 18th appearance for the Dynamo in league play this season. He stands to make his 18th start of the year as well.
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his 22nd start of the season in league play.
  • DF José Bizama will make his debut for the Dynamo and in Major League Soccer tonight.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas will make his 14th league appearance this season and his second consecutive start.
  • Cabezas will look to score in his second consecutive game. it would be the first time in his MLS career that he scored in back-to-back games.
  • MF Boniek García will make his 192nd appearance and 158th career start for the Dynamo. It will be his 21st start of the season.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 24th appearance of the year and his 23rd start.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 13th league start this season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 20th start of the season and the 84th of his career tonight.
  • Manotas can score in back-to-back games for the third time this season and the first time since he did so on April 27 and May 4.
  • Manotas needs one goal to break a tie with former Dynamo FW Will Bruin (57) for second on the club’s all-time goals list in all competitions.
  • Manotas needs one goal to reach 10 in league play for the third consecutive season.
  • FW Christian Ramírez will start in his Dynamo debut. It will be Ramírez’s 75th career appearance in MLS play and his 61st career start.

 

SUBSTITUTES:

  • GK Michael Nelson could make his MLS debut if he comes into the game tonight.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist can make his 20th appearance of the season and his second as a substitute if he comes off the bench tonight.
  • DF Kevin García can make his 11th MLS appearance of the year and the 29th of his career if he comes into tonight’s game.
  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 10th appearance of the season, and second in a row, if he enters tonight’s game.
  • MF Tommy McNamara can make his 25th appearance of the season, and continue to be the only Dynamo player to appear in every league game this season, if he comes off the bench tonight.
  • FW Marlon Hairston can make his 13th Dynamo appearance of the season and 108th in league play if he comes off the bench tonight.
  • FW Alberth Elis can make his 18th appearance of the year, and just his second as a substitute, if he comes into the game tonight. It would be the 74th appearance of his MLS career.
  • Elis needs two goals to become the sixth player in club history to score at least 30 career goals in league play.
  • FW Niko Hansen can make his Dynamo debut if he comes off the bench tonight. He has made 45 career appearances, including nine this year with Columbus Crew SC.