090520 Starting XI Notes

HOU v SKC Starting XI Notes

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

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



GK Marko Marić will earn his ninth start for the Dynamo and can earn his second win at BBVA Stadium.   

DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 47th start in league play and make his 53rd appearance for the Dynamo. 

Lundkvist leads players in the Western Conference in tackles won with 19 and has won possession 47 times this season.  

DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 34th appearance for the Dynamo and 114th appearance in league play.  

Figueroa leads the team in clearances with 41 and is second on the team with interceptions with 11. 

DF Alejandro Fuenmayor will make his season debut and make his 31st appearance for the Dynamo. 

DF Zarek Valentin will earn his ninth start for the Dynamo and will play in his 141st 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 72.  

MF Matías Vera will make his 39th start for the Dynamo. 

Vera wore the captain’s armband for the third consecutive game in Houston’s 3-0 victory over Minnesota United on Sept. 2 at BBVA Stadium   

Vera leads the team in interceptions with 17 and has won possession 42 times this season.  

MF Darwin Cerén will make his fourth start of the season and his 118th appearance in league play.  

Cerén will play in his 43rd match for the Dynamo today and make his fourth consecutive start for the club this season.   

Ceren has been key in winning the ball throughout the midfield and after four interceptions on Wednesday the Salvadorian international is fourth on the team with nine, three shy of Maynor Figueroa at 11. 

MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 63rd 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 65th league appearance today.  

Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 18 and successful passes ending in the final third with 108.   

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

FW Christian Ramirez will make his fourth consecutive start for the Dynamo this season and sixth appearance in 2020. 

Ramirez will make his 90th league appearance today.  

FW Niko Hansen will earn his 54th appearance in league play and third start for the Dynamo this season.  



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 Kiki Struna can earn his 38th appearance for the Dynamo and first off the bench.  

Struna leads MLS in blocks with 10 and also leads the team in headed clearances with 20. 

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

MF Boniek Garcia can make his 209th 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 earn his second appearance for the Dynamo today and his 60th appearance in league play if he comes off the bench.  

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

FW Ariel Lassiter can make his 27th MLS appearance if he enters the match. Lassiter was the first Dynamo player since Brian Ching (April 2, 2006) to score two or more goals in his Dynamo debut.   

FW Alberth Elis can earn his 88th appearance in league play tonight.