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Garcia understands lofty expectations as Dynamo's DP

Honduran midfielder ready to contribute to new squad
Garcia understands lofty expectations as Dynamo's DP


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The term "Designated Player" comes with a certain, and sometimes unrealistic, level of expectations in MLS. And with those expectations comes pressure to perform and live up to the tag.

In the case of Boniek García, Houston’s latest high-profile signing, there is no pressure but simply an understanding of what’s expected. After his first training on Thursday, the 27-year-old Honduran international said he is ready to provide the Dynamo with a shot in the arm midway through their 2012 campaign.

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With a boyish smile, Boniek Garcia took the field this morning for the first time as a member of the Houston Dynamo. Head coach Dominic Kinnear used Boniek in an outside mid position, but said after training that he would not be afraid to move the Dynamo DP elsewhere if the need arose.

View photos from Boniek's first training session.

Bruin's "swag" contributing to red-hot scoring pace

Dynamo striker has 9 goals through 15 games
Bruin's "swag" contributing to red-hot scoring pace

Will Bruin named to MLS Team of the Week

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Will Bruin is going to have to come up with a new goal.

The Houston Dynamo striker aimed to score eight goals in 2012. Fifteen games into the season and the second-year striker already has nine tallies, which is already good for the fourth highest single-season goal total in franchise history. His exploits are providing the type of go-to scoring that is putting other teams in the MLS on alert.

WATCH: Bruin brace leads Dynamo back

Bruin earns Team of the Week honors in Week 16

Sophomore striker scored three goals in two games
Bruins earns Team of the Week
Team of the Week

Dynamo forward Will Bruin was selected to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 16 after scoring three goals in two games against Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact.

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Hall's one-handed stop on Nyassi up for weekly honors
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It was a tough week for the Dynamo against Canadian opposition, as they were only able to get one point against Toronto F.C. and the Montreal Impact. The team fought hard to come back from a 3-1 deficit against Toronto to earn a 3-3 draw. Bobby Boswell got his first goal of the season off a patented Brad Davis corner kick, and Will Bruin scored two goals (including the game-winning header in the 90th minute) to even the score.

Notebook: Ugly habit of conceding first continues

Dynamo have allowed early goal in three of past four games
Notebook: Ugly habit of conceding first continues

Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Montreal Impact had the Houston Dynamo talking slow starts once again.

Coming into Saturday’s game, Houston had conceded a goal in the first 15 minutes in two of their past three contests. Against Montreal, the Dynamo once again found themselves in a quick hole after conceding a fourth-minute goal to Sanna Nyassi, setting up another match where the Dynamo had to play from behind.

MLS TV Listings: Where to watch all the action in Week 17

Dynamo/Union can be seen on FOX Sports Houston / MultiMedios Houston
MLS TV Listings: Week 17

Tuesday, June 26

VIDEO: Montreal 4, Houston 2

Watch highlights from Saturday's loss at Saputo Stadium
VIDEO: Montreal 4, Houston 2

Hampered by tired legs, Dynamo's Kinnear takes blame

Houston unable to recover following exhausting midweek draw
Hampered by tired legs, Dynamo's Kinnear takes blame


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HOUSTON – A congested schedule looks to have finally caught up with the Houston Dynamo.

On their fourth match in less than two weeks, the Dynamo fell to an aggressive Montreal Impact team energized by a good crowd and a new stadium. Coming out of halftime level at 2-2, the Dynamo were unable to match the home team’s energy and emotion. Houston did not have the legs as Montreal outshot the visitors 8-0 in the second 45 minutes and scored two decisive goals.

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