091920 Starting XI Notes

Starting XI Notes: Dynamo vs. Minnesota United September 19, 2020

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

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



  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 12th start for the Dynamo and can earn his third clean sheet of the season.  

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 50th start in league play and make his 56th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Lundkvist leads players in the Western Conference in tackles won with 25 and has won possession 56 times this season.  

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 36th appearance for the Dynamo and 116th appearance in league play.   

  • Figueroa leads the team in possession won with 59 recoveries and interceptions with 19. 

  • DF Kiki Struna will earn his 41st appearance for the Dynamo today.  

  • Struna is tied for the most blocks in the league with 14 and leads the team with 23 headed clearances.   

  • DF Zarek Valentin will play in his 143rd career MLS regular-season match and earn his 1ath 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 94 

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 41st start for the Dynamo. 

  • Vera leads the midfield in interceptions with 18 and has won possession 56 times this season.  

  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his seventh start of the season and his 121st appearance in league play.  

  • Cerén will play in his 46th match for the Dynamo today and enters the game with assists in three of the last five games.  

  • Ceren has been key in winning the ball throughout the midfield and is fourth on the team with 16 interceptions, three shy of Maynor Figueroa 

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 66th appearance for the Dynamo in league play.  

  • Rodriguez needs one goal for sole possession of 12th place in the club record books and to tie Erick Torres (14) for 11th on the club’s all-time scoring list. 

  • FW Darwin Quintero will earn his 68th league appearance today and ninth start for the Dynamo. 

  • Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 24 and successful passes ending in the final third with 157.   

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

  • FW Ariel Lassiter will make his 30th MLS appearance today and earn his second start for the Dynamo.  

  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 10th appearance this season earn his 99th 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 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.  

  • DF Jose Bizama can make his second appearance of the season and first from the bench if he enters the game today.  

  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 212th 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 ninth appearance of the season if he comes off the bench today.  

  • Ramirez can make his 93rd 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 seventh Dynamo appearance today after making his MLS debut on July 13 in Houston’s 3-3 draw with LAFC.