030620 Team Huddle

Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City | Starting XI Notes

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

  • Marko Marić; Adam Lundkvist, Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, Zarek Valentin; Matias Vera, Tomás Martínez, Boniek García (C); Memo Rodriguez, Mauro Manotas, Tommy McNamara   

   

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:    

  • GK Marko Marić will earn his second start for the Dynamo and first on the road.  

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 40th start in league play and make his 46th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 107th appearance in league play and 27th for the Dynamo.   

  • DF Kiki Struna will earn his 31st start for the Dynamo in MLS play.     

  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his second start for the Dynamo and will play in his 134th career MLS regular-season match.   

  • Valentin could record an assist in his second consecutive match if he contributes to a goal tonight. It would be the first time in his career with assists in back-to-back games. He recorded his first assist for Houston last Saturday when he passed a through ball to FW Mauro Manotas in the second half of the Dynamo’s 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy at BBVA Stadium. 

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 32nd start for the Dynamo.  

  • MF Boniek García will make his 203rd league appearance this evening and earn his 169th start for the Dynamo.   

  • Garcia will play in his 12th consecutive Dynamo game going back to the 2019 season, the longest streak among players taking the pitch today. 

  • García needs one assist to reach 40 in his MLS career. 

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 56th appearance for the Dynamo in league play.  

  • MF Tomás Martínez will make his 76th appearance for Houston this evening.    

  • MF Tommy McNamara will earn his 126th appearance in league play and 35th for the Dynamo today.    

  • FW Mauro Manotas will earn his 131st appearance for the club in league play.  

  • Manotas can reach 50 goals in league play and tie Will Bruin for second most goals scored in league play for Houston with his next goal.  

  • Manotas can score in back-to-back games for the 13th time in his career and record his ninth career multi-game scoring stream if he scores tonight. 

  • Manotas could record his ninth career multi-goal game, which would set a new record for the most multi-goal games in club history.   

  • Manotas scored the equalizer last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy at BBVA Stadium.    

    

SUBSTITUTES:    

  • GK Cody Cropper can make his Dynamo debut if he enters the game today.    

  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can make his 31st appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game today.   

  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 114th appearance in league play and 39th match for the Dynamo if he comes off the bench today.   

  • FW Niko Hansen can earn his 51st appearance in league play and 15th for the Dynamo if he comes off the bench today.    

  • FW Christian Ramirez can make his 86th appearance in league play and 12th for the Dynamo if he enters the match today.  Ramirez has scored five goals and recorded one assist in 692 minutes for the Dynamo.  

  • FW Michael Salazar can make his 42nd league appearance today and eighth for the Dynamo if he comes off the bench today.  

  • FW Darwin Quintero can make his Dynamo debut if he enters the game today.