MLS Regular Season

Canetti's Corner - July 27

Dynamo president discusses the nine-point week and what lies ahead
Canetti's Corner - July 27
Canetti's Corner
Dynamo President

Last week was a great week for the Dynamo!

We played three games in seven days and came away with the full nine points.

We continued our success at home, making it 19 in-a-row without a loss, which is the longest active streak in MLS (the technical streak is 18, but I include the home playoff game vs. Philadelphia).

Despite injuries & a new role, Davis pacing Dynamo surge

Dynamo talisman figuring out role in new system
Davis rounding into form
Brad Davis
MLSsoccer.com

After a quiet spring, Brad Davis is enjoying his summer.

As the heat sets in, Houston’s talisman is starting to round into form and it is no coincidence that the Dynamo are surging as a result. Davis’ season got off to a slow start due, in large part, to the same quad injury that kept him out of the 2011 MLS Cup. After an April calf injury cost him an additional two matches, the result was a start that produced just two goals and two assists in the first 13 matches.

Dynamo look to take winning ways north

Unbeaten in six, the Dynamo travel to Toronto
Dynamo look to take winning ways north
HoustonDynamo.com

The recent homestretch was kind to the Houston Dynamo, as they were able to take a full nine points from their three-game stretch. But it’s time for the team to take that streak north, as they face similarly red-hot Toronto FC on Saturday (3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Houston, MultiMedios Houston).

Streaks on the line

Both teams enter Saturday’s match with three game winning streaks. The Dynamo defeated D.C. United, Sporting Kansas City and the Montreal Impact last week to stretch their total unbeaten run to six games.

Kandji tops Week 20 Castrol Index

Four Dynamo players ranked in top 20 for week
Kandji tops Week 20 Castrol Index
HoustonDynamo.com

The latest Castrol MLS Performance Index was released on Wednesday, and Dynamo were well-represented after their two-game, six-point performance in week 20 of the MLS season. Forward Macoumba Kandji climbed to the top of the index following his two-goal performance against the Montreal Impact last Saturday.

Inside Opta: The numbers behind Boniek's arrival

Opta data shows Houston's DP is integrating seamlessly
Immediate impact
Inside Opta
HoustonDynamo.com

Since making his debut on June 30 against the Philadelphia Union, new Dynamo signing Boniek Garcia has fit right in and made an immediate impact on the team. Using data from Opta, we’ll take a closer look into just how much that impact has been in his brief time with the club thus far.

Garcia’s arrival less than a month ago has sparked a very good run for the Dynamo. In the six games since he has been with the team, Houston has gone 4-0-2, scoring eleven goals and conceding just two.

24 July 11:48 am

The Houston Dynamo are hitting their stride and it appears the national media is starting to take note. Following Houston's nine-point week, the Dynamo moved up five spots to No. 4 in the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings. Houston is coming off a week in which it won three games by a 9-1 margin, and received goals from seven different players. MLSsoccer.com had this to say about the Dynamo:

Houston's Carr edges Donovan for Player of the Week

Dynamo striker earns first Player of the Week award
Houston's Carr edges Donovan for Player of the Week
MLSsoccer.com

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

It's all going right for Calen Carr.

Dynamo forward Calen Carr voted MLS Player of the Week

Carr scored two goals in mid-week win over Sporting KC
Player of the Week
MLS PotW
MLS Communications

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Photo Credit: 
Getty Images

Houston Dynamo forward Calen Carr was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 20 of the 2012 MLS season.

Carr netted a brace—his first two goals of the MLS season—in the Dynamo’s 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on July 18. He also added an assist—another first for him in the 2012 campaign—in Houston’s 3-0 defeat of the Montreal Impact on July 21.

23 July 1:52 pm

Saturday was a good day for Dynamo forward Mac Kandji, as he netted two goals against the visiting Montreal Impact. His second goal, a half-field run that he finished with a thunderous shot past Montreal goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to cap Houston's 3-0 victory, is now up for MLS Goal of the Week. Let's extend the glory for Kandji and vote for his stellar goal! Voting is open now, and runs until Thursday night.

Click here to vote

23 July 9:51 am

After his two-goal performance on Saturday night, Dynamo forward Macoumba Kandji was named a top-3 performer in week 20 by the folks at MLSsoccer.com. Kandji joins FC Dallas' Jackson and the LA Galaxy's David Beckham on the list.

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