Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution Starting XI Notes

The Houston Dynamo open up the 2016 MLS season today against the New England Revolution. The starting lineup is (back to front, L-R): Willis; Anibaba, Horst, Rodríguez, Beasley; Alex, Clark; Wenger, Maidana, Barnes ©; Bruin. Brown, Agus, Rocha, Miranda, García, Manotas, and Torres begin the match on the bench.

Here are some notables from today's lineup:

  • FW/MF Giles Barnes will make his 100th appearance in MLS, all with the Houston Dynamo, in today’s match.
  • Barnes will wear the captain’s armband today and is expected to wear the armband throughout the season. He becomes the fourth full-time captain in Houston Dynamo history, joining Wade Barrett (2006-09), Brian Ching (2010-13) and Brad Davis (2014-15).
  • Three players will start in their Houston Dynamo debuts in today’s match: D Jalil Anibaba, MF Christian Maidana and MF Andrew Wenger. D Agus and MF David Rocha will have the opportunity to make their debut off the bench.
  • GK Joe Willis will make his first career start on opening day.