DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):  

  • Michael Nelson; Zarek Valentin, Teenage Hadebe, Tim Parker (c), Sam Junqua; Matias Vera, Darwin Cerén, Darwin Quintero; Griffin Dorsey, Maxi Urruti, Fafa Picault  

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES: 

  • GK Michael Nelson will earn his sixth MLS start today.   
  • Nelson finished with two saves last Saturday in Houston’s 3-2 victory over FC Dallas. 
  • DF Sam Junqua will make his 15th appearance of the 2021 season and 24th appearance for the Dynamo in league play.  
  • DF Teenage Hadebe will earn his 14th start of the season today.  
  • Hadebe led the team with six clearances and six recoveries last Saturday in Houston’s 3-2 victory over FC Dallas. 
  • DF Tim Parker will earn his 27th start of the season and make his 182nd appearance in MLS. 
  • Parker leads the team in clearances with 82 and blocks with 13.  
  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his 177th career MLS regular-season appearance and earn his 45th appearance for the Dynamo. 
  • Valentin has 68 clearances this season, the second most on the team.  
  • MF Matias Vera will make his 75th MLS regular season appearance and earn his 74th start for the Dynamo.  
  • Vera has 23 created chances this season and leads the team with 124 recoveries  
  • MF Darwin Cerén will earn his 151st MLS appearance today. 
  • MF Griffin Dorsey will make his 13th consecutive appearance for the Dynamo today. 
  • Dorsey scored a goal and tallied an assist in Houston’s 3-2 victory over FC Dallas last Saturday. 
  • Dorsey earned MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week honors for his performance versus Dallas. 
  • FW* Darwin Quintero* will make his fourth start of the season today and earn his 14th appearance of the season.   
  • Quintero scored his first goal of the season and finished with two key passes in Houston’s 3-2 victory over FC Dallas last Saturday. 
  • FW Maxi Urruti enters with six goals this season and will make his 232nd MLS appearance today. 
  • FW Fafa Picault will earn his 132nd MLS appearance today and earn his 103rd league start.  
  • Picault has scored eight goals and tallied one assist in the last 10 games, a first for the club since Mauro Manotas achieved a similar 10-game run in 2018.  
  • Picault is the seventh Dynamo player to score 10 or more goals in a single season and the first since Manotas scored 13 goals in 2019.   

SUBSTITUTES:   

  • GK Kyle Morton can make his MLS debut if he enters the game today. 
  • DF Maynor Figueroa can make his 10th appearance of the season if he enters the game today. 
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can make his second apperance of the season if he comes off the bench today.  
  • MF Derrick Jones can make his 64th MLS appearance if he comes off the bench today. 
  • Jones has 98 recoveries this season.  
  • MF Memo Rodriguez can make his 101st appearance for the Dynamo in league play and earn his 110th appearance for the club if he enters the game today.  
  • The Dynamo Academy product has created 23 chances this season, tied for the second most this season. 
  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 16th appearance of the season and 235th appearance in league play for the Dynamo today if he enters the game. 
  • Garcia needs one assist to reach 40 for the club.  
  • FW Ari Lassiter can earn his 16th appearance of the season today and 57th league appearance if he enters the game today.  
  • FW Corey Baird can make his 101st MLS appearance if he enters the game today.