MLS Regular Season

Inside Opta: The numbers behind Boniek's arrival

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

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 10:48 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 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. 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


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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 Communications


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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 12:52 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.

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23 July 8:51 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 Kandji joins FC Dallas' Jackson and the LA Galaxy's David Beckham on the list.

Victory over Impact extra sweet for Boswell, Dynamo

Houston eager to exact revenge following loss at Montreal
Victory over Impact extra sweet for Boswell, Dynamo


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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

Revenge was the talk of the day for Houston coming into the Saturday’s match against the Montreal Impact. With the aid of some well-executed soccer and stellar defense, the Dynamo were able to exact just that in a 3-0 victory.

Led by Saturday’s captain Bobby Boswell, the Dynamo were adamant about their feelings about what happened on and off the field at Stade Saputo on June 23 when the Impact beat them 4-2.

VIDEO: Dynamo 3, Impact 0

Watch highlights from Saturday's win at BBVA Compass Stadium
VIDEO: Dynamo 3, Impact 0
Match Highlights

Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Montreal

Houston controlled 58% of the possession Saturday night
Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Montreal
Match Stats


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Match Stats

Houston Dynamo   Montreal Impact
8 Attempts on Goal 8
5 Shots on Target 2
2 Shots off Target

Kandji scores two as Dynamo rout Impact 3-0

Kandji's brace, Boswell header lead Houston to win over Montreal
Mac Truck
Dynamo Win


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Macoumba Kandji struck twice and Bobby Boswell added a third as the Houston Dynamo ran away with a 3-0 win over visiting Montreal Impact on Saturday night to rise to third place in the Eastern Conference.

After a testy 4-2 loss to the Impact nearly a month ago, Houston returned the favor and handed the expansion team their 10th loss on the road while extending their unbeaten streak at home to 18, which dates back to June 2011.

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