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Alex Ratcliff

Starting XI Notes | HOUvCOL

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):  

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

  

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES: 

  • GK Joe Willis will make his 21st start of the season and the 104th of his MLS career tonight.  
  • Willis can tie a career-high if the Dynamo win tonight. It would be his ninth win of the season, matching his career-high from last season. 
  • DF Adam Lundkvist can make his 21st appearance of the season and 19th start of the season.  
  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 99th career appearance in MLS regular-season play and his 19th appearance for the Dynamo in league play this season. He stands to make his 19th start of the year as well. 
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his 23rd start of the season in league play.  
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza returns to the starting lineup and will make his 22nd start of the season.  
  • MF Matías Vera will make his 23rd start of the season in league play.  
  • MF Boniek García will make his 193rd appearance and 159th career start for the Dynamo. It will be his 22nd start of the season. 
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 25th appearance of the year and his 24th start.  
  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 14th league start this season. 
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 21st start of the season and the 85th of his career tonight. 
  • 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 Alberth Elis returns to the starting lineup and will make his 19th start in league play.  
  • Elis needs two goals to become the sixth player in club history to score at least 30 career goals in league play. 

  

SUBSTITUTES: 

  • GK Michael Nelson could make his MLS debut if he comes into the game tonight.  
  • DF Jose Bizama can make his second appearance for the Dynamo this evening and first off the bench if he enters the game this evening.   
  • 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 if he enters tonight’s game. 
  • MF Tommy McNamara can make his 25th appearance of the season if he comes off the bench tonight. 
  • FW Christian Ramírez can make his 76th career appearance in MLS play and second for the Dynamo if he enters the game today.  
  • Ramírez can score in his second consecutive game. It would be the fourth time in his career that he scored in back-to-back games and the first time since July 18-22, 2018 with Minnesota United FC. 
  • FW Niko Hansen can make his 47th career appearance and second in a row for the Dynamo if he enters the game tonight.