MLS Regular Season
It didn't take long for Calen Carr to reacquaint himself to the Houston Dynamo starting XI.
The versatile Carr was the star of the night on Wednesday, notching his first career MLS brace and, in the process, sending the crowd of 19,761 home happy with a big 2-1 win against the East’s top team in Sporting Kansas City. It was a big night for a player a week removed from a month-long hamstring injury and who featured for the first time since June 16.
Calen Carr made a splash in his return to the Houston starting XI on Wednesday night, notching the first brace of his career to push the Dynamo past first-place Sporting Kansas City 2-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
In his first start since June 16, the right winger was the ultimate opportunist finding the right end of service from Will Bruin and Brad Davis, players who have served as goal scorers for the Dynamo in recent weeks.
Calen Carr gets the Dynamo on the board in the 25th minute
The deal to transfer the Houston Dynamo's Geoff Cameron to Premier League side Stoke City has been agreed to in principle, according to Dynamo president Chris Canetti.
This article appears in the July 18 gameday magazine. To see the complete magazine, click here.
Before the season, Will Bruin wanted to score eight goals. After taking just 14 games to accomplish that feat, he set the mark at double-digits. With Sunday’s tally against D.C. United, it looks like the striker will once again need to recalibrate his expectations.
The Houston Dynamo could not have asked for a better start to their grueling week-long stretch against some of the best the Eastern Conference has to offer, defeating D.C. United 4-0 on Sunday. But that’s all in the past now, as the Dynamo move forward to take on Eastern Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City.
Below is the Injury Report, presented by The Methodist Hospital System as of Tuesday, July 17.
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- QUESTIONABLE: MF Adam Moffat (R adductor strain)
SPORTING KANSAS CITY -- OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture); QUESTIONABLE: FW Jacob Peterson (L ankle sprain); PROBABLE: DF Korede Aiyegbusi (R knee sprain); FW Bobby Convey (L calf strain); FW Kei Kamara (L knee contusion); DF Lawrence Olum (L groin strain); MF Graham Zusi (R quad strain)
Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Dynamo lead 5-3-5
Fox Sports Houston - 7:30 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7 p.m.
Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for week 19. The Honduran Designated Player scored his first MLS goal with a header off an Andre Hainault cross in the 63rd minute of Sunday night's 4-0 win over D.C. United.
The goal was not only Garcia's first in MLS play, but it was his first career goal as a header.