Major League Soccer
Each week MLSsoccer.com gives you a chance to vote on which players you think had the best performances of the round.
The nominees for Week 31 (in alphabetical order):
Will Bruin (HOU) – 1 goal, 6 shots in 1-1 draw vs. NE
Tim Cahill (NY) – 1 goal, 3 shots in 1-1 draw vs. SEA
Mauro Diaz (DAL) – 1 goal, 1 assist in 4-2 loss to CLB
Bright Dike (TOR) – 1 goal, 3 shots in 4-1 win over D.C.
Brad Evans (SEA) – 1 goal, 3 shots in 1-1 draw vs. NY
Zac MacMath (PHI) – 5 saves, 0 goals against in 1-0 win over SKC
Mike Magee (CHI) – 2 goals, 9 shots in 2-2 draw vs. MTL
Dominic Oduro (CLB) – 1 goal, 1 assist in 4-2 win over DAL
Devon Sandoval (RSL) – 1 goal in 1-0 win over VAN
Maximiliano Urruti (POR) – 1 goal in 1-0 win over LA
Cast your vote now, and check back on Tuesday to see the results (Poll closes on Monday at 8pm ET).
The New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo face off in a crucial match in the postseason futures for both teams when they meet Saturday evening at Gillette Stadium. Both teams come into the game holding spots in the top five in the division, the Dynamo in fourth place, three points ahead of the Revolution. The Dynamo have won back-to-back games, following their dominant 5-1 home win against Chivas USA last weekend; the Revolution snapped a two-game losing streak last weekend in a 2-1 home win vs. D.C. United.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Bruin, Barnes
Subs: Deric, Chabala, Weaver, Johnson, López, Carrasco, Cummings
New England Revolution: Reis; Tierney, Goncalves (c), Soares, Farrell; Caldwell; Fagundez, Nguyen, Rowe, Sene; Imbongo
Subs: Shuttleworth, McCarthy, Barnes, Barrett, Dorman, Davies, Agudelo
Eddie Robinson and Dynamo TV tell you what to watch for in Saturday's Eastern Conference matchup against the New England Revolution. Kickoff is at 6:30 pm CT, watch on CSN Plus.
Relive the action from the Dynamo's 5-1 win over Chivas USA with Dynamo TV.
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.
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! Glenn will cover today's Brian Ching announcement, the Dynamo's busy week ahead and Premier League talk.
Tune in and give Glenn a call with your thoughts!
Tonight's episode airs from 7-9 p.m. and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 FM or online at www.espn975.com.
The call-in number for the show is 713-780-3776.