101020 Dynamo Starting XI Notes

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DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

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

   

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:    

  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 17th start for the Dynamo and can earn his fourth clean sheet of the season.  

  • Marić leads goalkeepers in the Western Conference with 57 saves this season.  

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 55th start in league play and make his 61st appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Lundkvist has the third most tackles won in MLS with 34 and has won possession 80 times this season.  

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 40th appearance for the Dynamo and 120th appearance in league play.    

  • Figueroa leads the team in possession won with 86 recoveries and interceptions with 26.  

  • DF Kiki Strunawill earn his 45th appearance for the Dynamo today and 15th start of the season. 

  • Struna earned Audi MLS Team of the Week honors for his performance against FC Dallas in Week 16  

  • Struna is tied for the most blocks in MLS with 18 and leads the team with 60 clearances and 31 headed clearances. 

  • DF Zarek Valentin will play in his 148th career MLS regular-season match and earn his 16th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Valentin leads the backline with three assists and his distribution has generated 134 successful passes ending in the final third this season.  

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 45th start for the Dynamo.  

  • Vera leads the midfield in interceptions with 25 and has won possession 77 times this season.   

  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his 12th start of the season and his 126th appearance in league play.  

  • Ceren has been key in winning the ball throughout the midfield and is fourth on the team with 19 interceptions and has won possession 82 times this season.  

  • Cerén will play in his 51st match for the Dynamo today and earn his 104th start in MLS play.  

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 69th appearance for the Dynamo in league play.   

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

  • FW Darwin Quintero will earn his 73rd league appearance today and 14th start for the Dynamo. 

  • Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 37 and successful passes ending in the final third with 250.   

  • Quintero leads the Dynamo with six goals and eight assists in 2020. The Colombian forward is also tied with Nicolas Lodeiro for the second most assists in MLS with eight.  

  • FW Ariel Lassiter will make his 35th MLS appearance today and 10th consecutive appearance for the club since signing with the Dynamo on Aug. 17.  

  • FW Christian Ramirez will make his 13th appearance of the season today and earn his 97th league appearance. 

 

SUBSTITUTES:    

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

  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can earn his 34th appearance for the Dynamo if he comes off the bench today 

  • DF Jose Bizamacan earn his fourth appearance of the season if he enters the game today. 

  • DF Sam Junqua can earn his fifth appearance of the season if he enters the game today.  

  • Junqua earned his first start for the club in Houston’s 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday.   

  • MF Boniek García can make his 216th appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game today. 

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

  • MF Wilfried Zahibo can make his fourth appearance for the Dynamo this season if he enters the match today.  

  • MF Marcelo Palomino can earn his second appearance of the season if he comes off the bench today.   

  • Palomino made his professional debut on Saturday, Oct. 3, entering as a second half substitute against Sporting Kansas City.  

  • FW Nico Lemoine can make his 11th Dynamo appearance of the season if he enters the game today.  

  • FW Niko Hansen can earn his 60th appearance in league play today.