051221 Starting XI Notes

Starting XI Notes: Houston Dynamo FC vs. Sporting Kansas City

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):      

  • Marko Marić; Zarek Valentin, Tim Parker, Boniek García (C), Adam Lundkvist; Matías Vera, Joe Corona, Derrick Jones; Fafa Picault, Maxi Urruti, Memo Rodriguez   



  • GK Marko Marić will earn his 28th start for the Dynamo and can earn his fourth clean sheet in MLS. 

  • Maric enters the game with nine saves from inside the box and two from outside the box. 

  • DF Zarek Valentin will earn his 156th career MLS regular-season match appearance and earn his 24th appearance for the Dynamo.  

  • Valentin has the second-most recoveries on the team this season with 18 and the second most interceptions with seven. 

  • DF Tim Parker will earn his fifth start of the season and make his 160th appearance in MLS. 

  • Parker leads the team in clearances with eight.  

  • MF Boniek García will make his 224th regular season appearance and earn his fourth start of the season. 

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

  • DF Adam Lundkvist will earn his fifth start of the season and make his 70th appearance for the Dynamo. 

  • Lundkvist leads the team in recoveries with 21 and interceptions with 11. 

  • MF Matías Vera will make his 55th start for the Dynamo. 

  • Vera leads the team in possession won with 37 recoveries. 

  • Vera is tied with Lundkvist and Joe Corona for the most tackles on the team with nine. 

  • MF Derrick Jones will make his second start of the season and his 49th MLS appearance.  

  • Jones led the team in possession won against FC Dallas last Saturday with eight recoveries. 

  • MF Joe Corona will make his 52nd MLS appearance and fifth start with the Dynamo. 

  • Corona leads the team in successful passes ending in the final third with 42

  • Defensively, Corona has the second most recoveries this season with 33. 

  • MF Memo Rodriguez will make his 80th appearance for the Dynamo in league play and 51st start for the club. 

  • Rodriguez is tied with Vera for the second most chances created this season with five. 

  • FW Fafa Picault will make his 112th league appearance today and fifth with the Dynamo. 

  • Picault scored his first goal for the Dynamo last Saturday against Dallas and enters the game contributing to the last two Dynamo goals. Picault had the assist in Tyler Pasher’s equalizer on May 1 against LAFC. 

  • Defensively, Picault is tied with Valentin for the most headed clearances this season with three.  

  • FW Maxi Urruti will make his 213th league appearance and earn his 160th MLS start today. 

  • Urruti finished with five shots against Dallas last Saturday, three were blocked and one shot was on goal.  



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

  • 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 83rd league appearance if he comes off the bench today.   

  • FW Ariel Lassiter can make his 46th MLS appearance today and 21st 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 136th appearance in league play today and earn his 61st appearance for the Dynamo if he comes off the bench.   

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

  • DF Maynor Figueroa can make his 47th appearance for the Dynamo and 128th appearance in league play 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.