The Houston Dynamo will play their final game of three in eight days and are hoping to get three points when D.C. United comes to town. The Dynamo lost their road game 0-1 against the Seattle Sounders and then drew the Portland Timbers who came to BBVA Compass Stadium earlier this week. A win is crucial for this stretch to be considered a success.
The injury bug has not been kind so far in 2019 for the Houston Dynamo, but players have stepped up to the challenge to help navigate the club to fourth place in the Western Conference with a few games in hand. Now, players are returning to health and to form so it’ll be interesting to see who Wilmer Cabrera puts out against D.C. United given the busy stretch.
Up top, I think we should continue to see Mauro Manotas at center forward and Alberth Elis on the right wing. Memo Rodríguez has been the starter on the left wing over Romell Quioto for most of the season due to Quioto’s injury. However, Quioto came off the bench late against the Timbers and showed how much of a force he can be even though he was unable to help secure a game winning goal. I think Quioto gets his first start since the season opener.
In the midfield Tomás Martínez should start as the central attacking midfielder with Matías Vera behind him. I was very tempted to slot Oscar Boniek García in to start as well, but I think Juan David Cabezas starting with Vera is inevitable and with Cabezas healthy, now is a good time to see the pairing.
We saw earlier this week the return of DaMarcus Beasley to the left back position. Adam Lundqvist had done well as the replacement, but Beasley should see more minutes now that he’s back. In central defense we should see the pairing of Maynor Figueroa and Kiki Struna. A.J. DeLaGarza is another easy predication at right back with Joe Willis in goal.
My Projected Starting Lineup:
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