Major League Soccer
Cam Weaver's gorgeous goal may not have been the decisive one in the Houston Dynamo's 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew last weekend, but it was the AT&T Goal of the Week winner in Week 23.
Weaver's late insurance goal in the Dynamo's win at BBVA Compass Stadium took home this week's award after earning a little more than 47 percent of the vote. Weaver found the top corner of the Crew's goal in the 85th minute, hitting a beautiful shot with the outside part of his right foot after teammate Will Bruin knocked down a cross in his direction.
Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins came in second place with about 29 percent of all votes.
Final Votes - Week 23 (online poll and text vote):
1. Cam Weaver (HOU): 47.34%
2. Obafemi Martins (SEA): 29.30%
3. Chris Wondowski (SJ): 12%
4. Jonny Steele (NY): 7.38%
5. Conor Doyle (DC): 3.98%
Newest Dynamo signing Alexander López sat down with Honduran newspaper Diez recently and offered his 10 favorite memories of his career thus far. His final pick? The transfer to the Dynamo. Here's what the midfielder had to say (translated):
I took the whole thing with composure. At first, though, I was surprised by the fact that Olimpia gave me the opportunity to leave. In Houston I’ll be wearing #10, which not only motivates me, but also creates a commitment to play well in each and every game.
See the full article here (en Español).
The Houston Dynamo travel to Utah to take on Western Conference leaders Real Salt Lake at 8:30 p.m. CT this Saturday. Eddie Robinson takes you through what you need to know for this weekend's matchup.
Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will be LIVE from Richmond Arms with Dynamo players Calen Carr, Mike Chabala and Anthony Arena! It will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.
Come on out to Richmond Arms and meet your favorite players and talk everything Dynamo with Glenn Davis.
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.
Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia is certainly rounding into form this season, and his performance last weekend against the Columbus Crew earned him Team of the Week honors from MLSsoccer.com. Here's what they had to say about him:
Had a dominant showing on Houston's right flank in their 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew, helping set up two goals as he showed the form that made him one of signings of the season last year.
The smiling Honduran was surely happy with the team's result on Saturday, and again yesterday with the news of former Olimpia teammate Alexander López joining the Dynamo yesterday.
The Houston Dynamo announced the signing of Honduran international Alexander López today.
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! The Dynamo broadcaster will be discussing everything going on in the world of soccer, including Clint Dempsey's transfer to the Seattle Sounders and what that means for Dempsey and MLS.
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.
Relive the experience of the Dynamo's win over the Columbus Crew on August 4, 2013 with Dynamo Rewind from Dynamo TV.
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 23 (in alphabetical order):
Conor Doyle (DC) – 1 goal, 1 assist in 3-1 win over MTL
Boniek Garcia (HOU) – 2 assists in 3-1 win over CLB
Tally Hall (HOU) – 5 saves, 1 goal against in 3-1 win over MTL
Eddie Johnson (SEA) – 1 goal, 1 assist in 3-0 win over DAL
Kei Kamara (SKC) – 1 goal, 1 assist in 3-2 loss to NY
Mike Magee (CHI) – 1 goal, 4 shots in 2-1 win over PHI
Nick Rimando (RSL) – 8 saves, 2 goals against in 2-2 draw vs. COL
Lloyd Sam (NY) – 1 goal, 1 assist in 3-2 win over SKC
Diego Valeri (POR) – 1 assist in 1-1 draw vs. VAN
Chris Wondolowski (SJ) – 2 goals, 7 shots in 2-0 win over CHV
Cast your vote now, and check back on Tuesday to see the results (Poll closes on Monday at 8pm ET).