DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):  

  • Marko Marić; Sam Junqua, Teenage Hadebe, Tim Parker (c), Zarek Valentin; Darwin Ceren, Matias Vera, Joe Corona; Tyler Pasher, Corey Baird, Fafa Picault  

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES: 

  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 40th start for the Dynamo and can earn his seventh clean sheet in MLS. 
  • Marić finished with four saves and earned his third clean sheet of the regular season.  
  • DF Sam Junqua will make his ninth appearance of the 2021 season today and eighth start of the season. 
  • Junqua finished with one interception and four recoveries in Houston’s 0-0 draw with Salt Lake on Saturday.  
  • DF Teenage Hadebe will earn his fourth start of the season today.  
  • Hadebe led the team with four clearances and three interceptions in Houston’s 0-0 draw with Salt Lake on Saturday.  
  • DF Tim Parker will earn his 17th start of the season and make his 172nd appearance in MLS. 
  • Parker leads the team in clearances with 54 and blocks with 11.  
  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his 167th career MLS regular-season appearance and earn his 35th appearance for the Dynamo. 
  • Valentin has 45 clearances this season, the second most on the team.  
  • MF Darwin Ceren will earn his 113th MLS start today and 144th league appearance.  
  • Ceren finished with two interceptions and seven recoveries in Houston’s 0-0 draw with Salt Lake on Saturday.  
  • MF Matias Vera will make his 65th MLS regular season appearance and earn his 64th start for the Dynamo.  
  • MF Joe Corona will make his 64th MLS appearance and earn his 17th appearance with the Dynamo. 
  • Corona leads the team in chances created this season with 18 and successful passes ending in the final third with 127.  
  • FW Tyler Pasher will earn his 11th MLS appearance and first start since the 1-1 draw with FC Cincinnati on July 3.    
  • FW Corey Baird will earn his first start for the Dynamo today and 10th start of the season.  
  • Baird will earn his 99th MLS appearance today.   
  • FW Fafa Picault will earn his 122nd MLS appearance today and earn his 93rd league start.  

SUBSTITUTES:   

  • GK Michael Nelson can make his MLS debut if he enters the game today. 
  • DF Adam Lundkvist can make his 15th appearance of the season and make his 81st appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game today.  
  • Lundkvist leads the team in interceptions with 27. 
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can make his second appearance of the season if he enters the game today. 
  • DF Maynor Figueroa can earn his 125th appearance in MLS if he enters the game today.  
  • Figueroa’s last appearance for the Dynamo was in a 1-1 draw against FC Cincinnati on July 3 at BBVA Stadium. The defender logged a 90-minute shift prior to reporting for international duty. 
  • MF Derrick Jones can earn his 61st MLS appearance if he enters the game today.  
  • Jones has the second most recoveries on the team with 89 recoveries.  
  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 231st appearance for the club today if he enters the game.  
  • Garcia’s last appearance for Houston was as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with FC Cincinnati on July 3 at BBVA Stadium.  
  • Garcia needs one assist to reach 40 in the regular season.  
  • MF Griffin Dorsey can make his third consecutive appearance for the Dynamo and earn his fourth MLS appearance if he comes off the bench.  
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 92nd appearance for the Dynamo in league play and 101st appearance for the club in all competitions.  
  • The Dynamo Academy product has created 16 chances this season, tied for the second most on the team.  
  • FW Mateo Bajamich can make his sixth appearance of the season if he enters the game today.

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