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.
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.