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Starting XI Notes | FCDvHOU

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

Joe Willis; DaMarcus Bealsey (C), Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, Jose Bizama; Matías Vera, Boniek García, Tomás Martínez; Tommy McNamara Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 100th career appearance in MLS regular season play and his 20th appearance for the Dynamo in league play this season. He stands to make his 20th start of the year as well.
  • GK Joe Willis will make his 22nd start of the season and the 105th 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 DaMarcus Besley will make his eighth start of the season for the Dynamo and play in his 120th game for Houston.
  • Beasley will reach 10,000 minutes with the Dynamo if he plays through the 50th minute of today’s game.
  • DF Kiki Struna will make his 24th start of the season in league play.
  • DF Jose Bizama will make his second start of the season today.
  • MF Matías Vera will make his 24th start of the season in league play.
  • MF Boniek García will make his 194th appearance and 160th career start for the Dynamo. It will be his 23rd start of the season.
  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 26th appearance of the year and his 25th start.
  • MF Tommy McNamara will make his 26th appearance of the season and earn his 10th start for the Dynamo.
  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 22nd start of the season and the 86th of his career tonight.
  • Manotas can score in his second consecutive game. It would be the third time this season that he scored in back-to-back games and the first time since April 27-May 4 vs. Columbus and FC Dallas.
  • FW Alberth Elis will make his 20th 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 Adam Lundkvist can make his 22nd appearance of the season 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 if he enters tonight’s game.
  • FW Christian Ramírez can make his 78th career appearance in MLS play and third for the Dynamo if he enters the game today.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can earn his 19th appearance of the season if he enters the game today.
  • FW Niko Hansen can make his 47th career appearance and second for the Dynamo if he enters the game tonight.