DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Marko Marić; Adam Lundkvist, Boniek Garcia (C), Tim Parker, Zarek Valentin; Derrick Jones, Joe Corona, Matías Vera; Memo Rodriguez, Maxi Urruti, Fafa Picault 


INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 31st start for the Dynamo and can earn his fifth clean sheet in MLS.


  • Maric can earn his second clean sheet against Kansas City this season. Maric earned his first clean sheet of the season on May 12 in Houston’s 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. 

  • Maric has three victories against Kansas City since making his MLS debut in 2020, the most against any team he has faced while playing for Houston. 

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his eighth start of the season and make his 73rd appearance for the Dynamo.

  • Lundkvist leads the team in interceptions with 18. 

  • MF Boniek García will make his 227th regular season appearance and earn his 180th start for the Dynamo.


  • García needs one assist to reach 40 in his MLS career.  
  • DF Tim Parker will earn his eighth start of the season and make his 163rd appearance in MLS.

  • Parker leads the team in clearances with 23 and blocks with six. 

  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his 158th career MLS regular-season match appearance and earn his 26th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Valentin led the team in clearances with four last Saturday in Houston’s 2-1 victory over Vancouver at BBVA Stadium.


  • Valentin has 15 clearances this season, the second most on the team. 

  • MF Derrick Jones will make his fifth consecutive start of the season and earn his 52nd MLS appearance. 

  • Jones led the team in tackles with four and blocks with two last Saturday in Houston’s 2-1 victory over Vancouver at home. 
  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 83rd appearance for the Dynamo in league play and 53rd start for the club.

  • Rodriguez scored the opening goal, provided an assist and finished with three key passes in Houston’s 2-1 victory over Vancouver last Saturday.


  • The Dynamo Academy alum leads the team in chances created with nine.
  • MF Matias Verawill make his sixth start of the season and earn his 56th start with the Dynamo. 

  • Vera has the second most recoveries in the team with 43 and enters the game with six chances created this season. 

  • MF Joe Corona will make his 55th MLS appearance and earn his seventh start with the Dynamo. 

  • Corona leads the team in possession won with 47 recoveries and enters the game with nine tackles won, the most in the midfield for Houston. 


  • FW Maxi Urruti will make his 216th league appearance today and eighth for the Dynamo.

  • Urruti leads the team with three goals this seasonafter finding the back of the net in Houston’s 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps last Saturday at home. 

  • FW Fafa Picault will make his 115th league appearance today and eighth for the Dynamo.

  • Defensively, Picault has the second most headed clearances on the team with six and leads the team in aerial duels won with 17. 


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.   

  • DF Maynor Figueroa can make his 49th appearance for the Dynamo and 129th appearance in league play if he comes off the bench today. 

  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can earn his second appearance of the season if he enters the game today. 

  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 138th appearance in league play today and earn his 63rd 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 Mateo Bajamich can earn his second appearance of the season today and first since making his MLS debut on May 15 at Colorado. 

  • FW Ariel Lassitercanearn his sixth appearance of the year for the Dynamo if he enters the game.

  • FW Nico Lemoine can earn his second appearance of the season if he comes off the bench today.