DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):


  • Marko Marić; Sam Junqua, Maynor Figueroa, Tim Parker (c), Zarek Valentin; Derrick Jones, Matías Vera; Memo Rodriguez; Tyler Pasher Maxi Urruti, Fafa Picault 


INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:


  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 32nd start for the Dynamo and can earn his fifth clean sheet in MLS. 


  • DF Sam Junqua will make his first appearance of the 2021 season today and earn his third career start.  

  • Junqua made his last appearance against Columbus on Oct. 24, 2020 

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 49th appearance for the Dynamo and 129th appearance in league play. 

  • DF Tim Parker will earn his ninth start of the season and make his 164th appearance in MLS. 

  • Parker leads the team in clearances with 26 and blocks with seven.  


  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his 159th career MLS regular-season match appearance and earn his 27th appearance for the Dynamo.  

  • Valentin led the team in clearances with five and three interceptions against Sporting Kansas City on May 29. 

  • Valentin has 20 clearances this season, the second most on the team.  

  • MF Derrick Jones will make his sixth consecutive start of the season and earn his 53rd MLS appearance.  

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 84th appearance for the Dynamo in league play and 54th start for the club. 


  • The Dynamo Academy alum leads the team in chances created with nine.
  • MF Matias Vera will make his seventh start of the season and earn his 57th start with the Dynamo.   

  • Vera scored his first MLS goal on May 29 at Sporting Kansas City
  • Vera has the third most recoveries in the team with 43 and enters the game with six chances created this season.  

  • FW Tyler Pasher will earn his fifth MLS start, his first since May 1 in the first meeting between Houston and LAFC. 


  • FW Maxi Urruti will make his 217th league appearance today and ninth for the Dynamo. 

  • Urruti leads the team with four goals this season after finding the back of the net on May 29 against Sporting Kansas City  

  • FW Fafa Picault will make his 116th league appearance today and ninth for the Dynamo. 

  • Defensively, Picault is tied for the second most headed clearances on the team with eight and leads the team in aerial duels won with 19. 


SUBSTITUTES:   


  • GK Michael Nelson can make his MLS debut if he enters the game today.

  • DF Jose Bizama can make his second appearance of the season if he comes off the bench today.   

  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 139th appearance in league play today and earn his 64th appearance for the Dynamo if he comes off the bench today. 

  • FW Christian Ramirez can earn his 106th MLS appearance today and 32nd for the Dynamo.

  • FW Ariel Lassiter can earn his seventh appearance of the year for the Dynamo if he enters the game. 


  • DF Adam Lundkvist can make his ninth appearance of the season and make his 74th appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game today. 

  • Lundkvist leads the team in interceptions with 20.  

  • MF Boniek García can make his 228th regular season appearance if he comes off the bench today.  

  • García needs one assist to reach 40 in his MLS career. 
  • FW Darwin Quintero can make his fourth appearance of the season and 83rd MLS appearance if he enters the game today. 


  • MF Joe Corona can make his 56th MLS appearance and earn his ninth appearance with the Dynamo if he enters the game today.  

  • Corona leads the team in possession won with 52 recoveries and enters the game with nine tackles won, the most in the midfield for Houston.