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Starting XI Notes: Houston Dynamo FC at FC Dallas

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):      

  • Marko Marić; Zarek Valentin, Tim Parker ©, Maynor Figueroa, Adam Lundkvist; Matias Vera, Joe Corona, Derrick Jones; Fafa Picault, Maxi Urruti, Memo Rodriguez   


  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 27th start for the Dynamo and can earn his fourth clean sheet in MLS. 

  • Maric finished with three saves in Houston’s 1-1 draw with LAFC last Saturday and raised $1,500 through the Every Save Makes a Difference program. For every save he makes today, Allstate and TUDN will donate $500 to Dynamo Charities as part of the program by MLS WORKS. At the end of the season, the money raised by Dynamo goalkeepers through the program will help provide soccer equipment to Houston ISD middle schools. 

  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his 155th career MLS regular-season match appearance and earn his 23rd appearance for the Dynamo.  

  • DF Tim Parker will earn his fourth start of the season and make his 159th appearance in MLS. 

  • DF Maynor Figueroa will make his 46th appearance for the Dynamo and 127th appearance in league play. 

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his fourth start of the season and 69th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 54th start for the Dynamo. 

  • MF Derrick Jones will make his first start of the season and his 48th MLS appearance.  

  • MF Joe Corona will make his 51st MLS appearance and fourth with the Dynamo. 

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 79th appearance for the Dynamo in league play and 50th start for the club. 

  • FW Fafa Picault will make his 111th league appearance today and fourth with the Dynamo  

  • FW Maxi Urruti will make his 212th league appearance and earn his 159th MLS start today.  



  • GK Michael Nelson can make his MLS debut if he enters the game today. 

  • MF Boniek Garcia can make his 223rd regular season appearance for the Dynamo today if he comes off the bench. 

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

  • FW Christian Ramirez can earn his 103rd MLS appearance today and 30th for the Dynamo if he enters the game today. 

  • FW Darwin Quintero can earn his 82nd league appearance if he comes off the bench today.   

  • FW Ariel Lassiter can make his 45th MLS appearance today and 20th with the Dynamo if he enters the game today. 

  • FW Mateo Bajamich can make his MLS debut if he comes off the bench today.  

  • MF Darwin Cerén can make his 135th appearance in league play today and earn his 60th appearance for the Dynamo if he comes off the bench.   

  • Cerén needs to play 15 minutes to reach 10,000 in MLS play.  

  • DF Jose Bizama can earn his first appearance of the 2021 regular season if he comes off the bench today.  

  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor can earn his 36th MLS appearance and first appearance in 2021 if he comes off the bench today.