091220 Texas Derby Starting XI

Dynamo at Frisco Starting XI Notes

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

  • Marko Marić; Adam Lundkvist, Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, Zarek ValentinMatias Vera ©; Darwin Cerén, Memo Rodriguez; Darwin Quintero, Mauro Manotas, Ariel Lassiter  



  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 11th start for the Dynamo and can earn his second victory on the road. 

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 49th start in league play and make his 55th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Lundkvist leads players in the Western Conference in tackles won with 23 and has won possession 54 times this season.  

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 35th appearance for the Dynamo and 115th appearance in league play.   

  • Figueroa leads the team in possession won with 56 recoveries and is tied for second on the team in interceptions with 15. 

  • DF Kiki Struna will earn his 40th appearance for the Dynamo today.  

  • Struna leads the league in blocks with 13 and leads players in the Western Conference with 22 headed clearances.   

  • DF Zarek Valentin will play in his 142nd career MLS regular-season match and earn his 10th start with the Dynamo.   

  • 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 Matías Vera will make his 40th start for the Dynamo. 

  • Vera wore the captain’s armband for the fourth consecutive game in Houston’s 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 5 at BBVA Stadium   

  • Vera leads the team in interceptions with 18 and has won possession 52 times this season.  

  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his sixth start of the season and his 120th appearance in league play.  

  • Cerén will play in his 45th match for the Dynamo today and enters the game with assists in three of the last four games.  

  • Ceren has been key in winning the ball throughout the midfield and is second on the team with 15 interceptions, three shy of Matias Vera.  

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 65th 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 67th league appearance today and eighth start for the Dynamo. 

  • Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 20 and successful passes ending in the final third with 130.   

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

  • FW Ariel Lassiter will make his 29th MLS appearance today and earn his first start for the Dynamo.  

  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his ninth appearance this season earn his 98th start for the club.  

  • Manotas scored his 50th goal in league play on Sept. 5 and needs to score one goal to have sole possession of the second highest mark in goals scored for the Dynamo in MLS.  



  • 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 Victor Cabrera can make his fifth appearance for the Dynamo today and his 97th MLS appearance if he enters the game today.  

  • MF Marcelo Palomino can make his professional debut if he enters the game today.  

  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 211th appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game this evening.  

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

  • MF Tomás Martínez can make his 82nd league appearance if he enters the game today.  

  • FW Christian Ramirez can make his eighth appearance of the season if he comes off the bench today.  

  • Ramirez has scored two goals and recorded one assist in the previous two Phase 1 road matches 

  • Ramirez can make his 92nd league appearance today.  

  • FW Niko Hansen can earn his 56th appearance in league play if he comes off the bench today.  

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