Players took the field today with the Houston Dash logo on their jerseys for the first time ever today as preseason kicked off around the NWSL. Midfielder Brittany Bock, head coach Randy Waldrum and managing director Brian Ching spoke with the media today after the team's morning training session.
Plus, hear from Bock with CSN Houston's Sebastian Salazar:
One week in and we've already got ourselves a Goal of the Week contender, this time via Boniek García's 23rd minute strike. This one's as much about the goal as it is the wonderful build-up from Will Bruin and Boniek's perfectly-timed run from the midfield.
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Winning a game 4-0, like the Dynamo did against the New England Revolution on Saturday night, usually means that there were some standout performances on the field. A couple of those individual performances on the field garnered attention from MLSsoccer.com, and landed Will Bruin and Boniek García on their Team of the Week for Week 1.
Here's what they had to say about Bruin's two goal, one assist outing: "Responds to the naysayers who questioned his finishing with two fantastic strikes in the opening 13 minutes. Will this set the tone for the year? We'll forget the 1-v-1 in the second half on which he should've done better."
García was on the receiving end of Bruin's assist, which he finished with authority after a late midfield run: "Spectacular performance by the Honduran international, who is omnipresent and even more impactful in the center of the field. Makes things happen when the ball is at his feet."
David Horst was also honored as one of seven bench players on the Team of the Week for his part in helping to keep a clean sheet in the first match of the year.
If you weren't already excited about kicking off the season tomorrow, this video ought to do it.