This is his second Team of the Week nod, the first coming in Week 25. This also marks the second consecutive week with a Dynamo player in the XI after Ricardo Clark was included last week.
The Dynamo's other two-goal scorer from the weekend, Boniek García, was named an honorable mention.
Barnes also led the league's weekly Castrol Index Top 20 after his performance, collecting 1,683 points. García and Will Bruin, who added a goal and an assist on Saturday, came in at No. 9 and 14, respectively.
Go behind the scenes at BBVA Compass Stadium during the Dynamo's home match against Chivas USA on Sept. 21, 2013, presented by Houston Community College.
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The nominees for Week 30 (in alphabetical order):
Giles Barnes (HOU) – 2 goals in 5-1 win over CHV
Boniek Garcia (HOU) – 2 goals in 5-1 win over CHV
Bill Hamid (DC) – 5 saves, 2 goals against in 2-1 loss vs. NE
Steven Lenhart (SJ) – 2 goals in 2-1 win over RSL
Lee Nguyen (NE) – 1 goal in 2-1 win over DC
Camilo Sanvezzo (VAN) – 2 goals in 3-0 win over MTL
CJ Sapong (SKC) – 2 goals in 2-1 win over TOR
Tony Tchani (CLB) – 1 assist in 3-0 win over CHI
Diego Valeri (POR) – 1 goal in 1-0 win over COL