Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew | Starting XI Notes

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):     

  • Marko MarićSam Junqua, Maynor Figueroa, Victor Cabrera, Zarek Valentin; Matias Vera ©, Darwin Cerén; Memo Rodriguez, Darwin Quintero, Niko Hansen; Mauro Manotas  



  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 20th start for the Dynamo and can earn his fourth clean sheet of the season.  

  • Marić leads goalkeepers in the Western Conference in saves with 65.   

  • DF Sam Junqua will earn his second start of the season and eighth appearance of the year.  

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 43rd appearance for the Dynamo and 123rd appearance in league play.    

  • Figueroa leads the team in possession won with 106 recoveries and 33 interceptions this season.  

  • DF Victor Cabrera will make his seventh appearance for the Dynamo today and his 100th MLS appearance.  

  • DF Zarek Valentin will play in his 149th career MLS regular-season match and earn his 17th appearance for the Dynamo.  

  • Valentin leads the backline with three assists and his distribution has generated 156 successful passes ending in the final third this season. 

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 48th start for the Dynamo.  

  • Vera leads the midfield in interceptions with 28 and has won possession 97 times this season.   

  • MF Darwin Cerén will make his 15th start of the season and his 129th appearance in league play.  

  • Ceren has been key in winning the ball throughout the midfield and is fourth on the team with 26 interceptions and has won possession 101 times this season.  

  • Cerén will play in his 54th match for the Dynamo today and earn his 107th start in MLS play.  

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 72nd appearance for the Dynamo in league play.   

  • Rodriguez needs one goal for sole possession of 11th place on the club’s all-time scoring list.  

  • FW Darwin Quintero will earn his 76th league appearance today and 17th start for the Dynamo. 

  • Quintero leads the team in chances created in 2020 with 49 and successful passes ending in the final third with 327.   

  • Quintero leads the Dynamo with seven goals and nine assists in 2020. The Colombian forward is also leads the Western Conference in assists with nine.  

  • FW Niko Hansen will earn his 63rd appearance in league play and first against the Columbus Crew SC after joining the Dynamo in a trade with the Crew midway through the 2019 season.  

  • Hansen spent three seasons with Columbus from 2017-2019.  

  • FW Mauro Manotas will make his 17th appearance for the Dynamo this season and earn his 105th MLS start.  

  • 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. 



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

  • DF Kiki Struna can earn his 47th appearance for the Dynamo today if he enters the game. 

  • Struna leads the team with 32 headed clearances and enters the game with 64 clearances.  

  • DF Jose Bizama can earn his sixth appearance of the season if he comes off the bench.  

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

  • MF Boniek García can make his 216th appearance for the Dynamo if he enters the game today. 

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

  • MF Tomás Martínez can make his 85th league appearance if he enters the game today. 

  • MF Wilfried Zahibo can make his fourth appearance for the Dynamo this season if he enters the match today.  

  • FW Christian Ramirez can earn his 99th MLS appearance if he comes off the bench today.   

  • FW Ariel Lassiter can make his 38th MLS appearance today and 13th consecutive appearance for the club since signing with the Dynamo on Aug. 17.