090220 Starting XI Notes

HOU v MIN | Starting XI Notes

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

  • Marko Marić; Adam Lundkvist, Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, Zarek Valentin; Matias Vera ©; Darwin Cerén, Memo Rodriguez; Darwin Quintero, Christian Ramirez, Niko Hansen  

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:    

  • GK Marko Marić will earn his eighth start for the Dynamo and can earn his first win at BBVA Stadium.   

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 46th start in league play and make his 52nd appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Lundkvist leads players in the Western Conference in tackles won with 18 and has won possession 42 times this season.  

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 33rd appearance for the Dynamo and 113th appearance in league play.  

  • Figueroa leads the team in clearances with 35 and is second on the team with tackles won at 12. 

  • DF Kiki Struna will earn his 37th start for the Dynamo.  

  • Struna leads the team in blocks with nine and also leads the team in headed clearances with 16. 

  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his eighth start for the Dynamo and will play in his 140th career MLS regular-season match.   

  • Valentin is a key player in the transition to the opponents’ final third and leads the backline with successful passes into the attacking third with 61 

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 38th start for the Dynamo. 

  • Vera wore the captain’s armband again in Houston’s 5-2 victory in Kansas City on Aug. 25.  

  • Vera leads the team in interceptions with 17 and has won possession 38 times this season.  

  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his third start of the season and his 117th appearance in league play.  

  • Cerén will play in his 42nd match for the Dynamo today and make his third consecutive start for the club this season.   

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 62nd appearance for the Dynamo in league play.  

  • Rodriguez needs one goal to tie Boniek García (13) for 12th and two to tie Erick Torres (14) for 11th on the club’s all-time scoring list. 

  • FW Darwin Quintero will earn his 64th league appearance today.  

  • Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 14 and successful passes ending in the final third with 86.   

  • Quintero leads the Dynamo with three goals and four assists in 2020. 

  • FW Christian Ramirez will make his third consecutive start for the Dynamo this season and fifth appearance in 2020. 

  • Ramirez will make his 89th league appearance and can score in consecutive games for the first time since 2018 and first time with Houston 

  • FW Niko Hansen will earn his 53rd appearance in league play and second start for the Dynamo this season.  

SUBSTITUTES:    

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

  • DF Sam Junqua can earn his second MLS appearance tonight if he enters the match. Junqua made his league debut on July 13 in Houston’s 3-3 draw with LAFC.   

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

  • MF Tomás Martínez can make his 81st league appearance if he enters the game tonight 

  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 208th appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game this evening 

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

  • MF Wilfried Zahibo can make his Dynamo debut if he enters tonight’s game.  

  • Zahibo can earn his 59th appearance in league play if he comes off the bench.  

  • MF Nico Lemoine can make his fifth Dynamo appearance after making his MLS debut on July 13 in Houston’s 3-3 draw with LAFC.  

  • FW Ariel Lassiter can make his Dynamo debut and earn his 26th MLS appearance if he enters the match.  

  • FW Alberth Eliscan earn his 87th appearance in league play tonight.