090920 Starting XI Notes

Dynamo at Colorado Starting XI Notes

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

  • Marko Marić; Adam LundkvistVictor Cabrera, Kiki Struna, Jose BizamaMatias Vera ©; Darwin Cerén, Tomas MartinezMemo Rodriguez, Christian Ramirez, Niko Hansen  



  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 10th start for the Dynamo and can earn his second victory on the road. 

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 48th start in league play and make his 54th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Lundkvist leads players in the Western Conference in tackles won with 21 and has won possession 50 times this season.  

  • DF Victor Cabrera will earn his second start of the season and first appearance since the 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy on July 23 at the MLS is Back Tournament.  

  • Cabrera will make his fourth appearance for the Dynamo today and 97th MLS appearance.  

  • DF Kiki Struna will earn his 39th appearance for the Dynamo today.  

  • Struna leads the Western Conference in blocks with 10 and is tied for the second most blocks in MLS this season.  

  • DF Jose Bizama will earn his first start of the season and make his 2020 debut after missing time due to a broken foot. 

  • Bizama is making his first appearance since Decision Day in Houston’s 4-2 victory against the LA Galaxy on Oct. 6, 2019.

  • MF Wilfried Zahibo will earn his second appearance for the Dynamo today and his 61st appearance in league play. 

  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his fifth start of the season and his 119th appearance in league play.  

  • Cerén will play in his 44th match for the Dynamo today and enters the game with assists in three consecutive games.  

  • Ceren has been key in winning the ball throughout the midfield and is fifth on the team with 12, three shy of Maynor Figueroa at 15. 

  • MF Tomás Martínez can make his 81st league appearance and earn his 69th start for the Dynamo 

  • This is Martinez’s first start since March 7, 2020 at Children’s Mercy Park against Sporting Kansas City.  

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 64th 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 Christian Ramirez will make his fifth consecutive start for the Dynamo this season and seventh appearance in 2020. 

  • Ramirez will make his 91st league appearance today.  

  • FW Niko Hansen will earn his 55th appearance in league play and fourth 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 Alejandro Fuenmayor can earn his second appearance of the season and 32nd in league play if he enters the game.  

  • DF Zarek Valentin can play in his 142nd career MLS regular-season match if he enters the game today.   

  • 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 77 

  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 210th appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game this evening.  

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

  • FW Darwin Quintero can earn his 66th league appearance today and second off the bench for the Dynamo.  

  • Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 20 and successful passes ending in the final third with 120.   

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

  • FW Ariel Lassiter can make his 28th 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 Mauro Manotas can make his eighth appearance this season if he comes off the bench today.  

  • Manotas scored his 50th goal in league play on Wednesday and needs to score one goal to have sole possession of the second highest mark in goals scored for the Dynamo in MLS.