092320 Starting XI Notes

Starting XI Notes | Dynamo travel to Eastern Conference Chicago Fire

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

  • Marko Marić; Adam Lundkvist, Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, Jose BizamaMatias Vera ©; Darwin Cerén, Memo Rodriguez; Darwin Quintero, Christian Ramirez, Niko Hansen  



  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 13th start for the Dynamo and can earn his third clean sheet of the season.  

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his 51st start in league play and make his 57th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Lundkvist leads players in the Western Conference in tackles won with 25 and has won possession 61 times this season.  

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 37th appearance for the Dynamo and 117th appearance in league play.   

  • Figueroa leads the team in possession won with 66 recoveries and leads the backline in interceptions with 21. 

  • DF Kiki Struna will earn his 42nd appearance for the Dynamo today.  

  • Struna is tied for the most blocks in the league with 15 and leads the team with 23 headed clearances.   

  • DF Jose Bizama will earn his second start of the season and first since the 1-1 draw at Colorado on Sept 9. 

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 42nd start for the Dynamo. 

  • Vera leads the team in interceptions with 22 and has won possession 65 times this season.  

  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his eighth start of the season and his 122nd appearance in league play.  

  • Cerén will play in his 47th match for the Dynamo today and earn his 100th start in MLS play.  

  • Ceren has been key in winning the ball throughout the midfield and is fourth on the team with 16 interceptions and has won possession 60 times this season.  

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 67th appearance for the Dynamo in league play.  

  • Rodriguez needs one goal to tie Erick Torres (14) for 11th on the club’s all-time scoring list. 

  • FW Darwin Quintero will earn his 69th league appearance today and 10th start for the Dynamo. 

  • Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 26 and successful passes ending in the final third with 185.   

  • Quintero leads the Dynamo with five goals and six assists in 2020. 

  • FW Christian Ramirez will make his 10th appearance of the season today and earn his 94th league appearance. 

  • FW Niko Hansen will earn his 57th appearance in league play today.  



  • GK Cody Cropper can make his Dynamo debut if he enters the game tonight. 

  • DF Sam Junqua can earn his second MLS appearance tonight if he enters the match. Junqua made his league debut on July 13 in Houston’s 3-3 draw with LAFC.   

  • DF Victor Cabrera can make his fifth appearance for the Dynamo today and his 97th MLS appearance if he enters the game today.  

  • DF Zarek Valentin can play in his 144th career MLS regular-season match and earn his 12th appearance for the Dynamo.  

  • Valentin is a key player in the transition to the opponents’ final third and leads the backline with successful passes into the attacking third with 109. 

  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 212th appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game this evening.  

  • Garcia needs one assist to reach 40 in his MLS career.  

  • MF Tomás Martínez can make his 83rd league appearance if he enters the game today.  

  • FW Nico Lemoine can make his eighth Dynamo appearance today after making his MLS debut on July 13 in Houston’s 3-3 draw with LAFC.  

  • FW Ariel Lassiter can make his 31st MLS appearance today and sixth consecutive appearance for the club since signing with the Dynamo on Aug. 17.  

  • FW Mauro Manotas can make his 11th appearance for the Dynamo this season if he comes off the bench today.  

  • Manotas scored his 50th goal in league play on Sept. 5 and needs to score one goal to have sole possession of the second highest mark for the Dynamo in MLS.