Team of the Week
This is his second Team of the Week nod, the first coming in Week 25. This also marks the second consecutive week with a Dynamo player in the XI after Ricardo Clark was included last week.
The Dynamo's other two-goal scorer from the weekend, Boniek García, was named an honorable mention.
Barnes also led the league's weekly Castrol Index Top 20 after his performance, collecting 1,683 points. García and Will Bruin, who added a goal and an assist on Saturday, came in at No. 9 and 14, respectively.
Clark's header was his second against Philadelphia this season, both resulting in 1-0 Dynamo wins. It was Clark's third goal of the year, matching a career high.
Score a couple of goals, make Team of the Week. That's the formula for Giles Barnes in Week 25, as MLSsoccer.com named him to their weekly best XI. Here's what they had to say about him:
"Clint Dempsey may be making the headlines, but Barnes stole the show as Houston topped visiting Seattle, 3-1. The English forward netted two well-struck goals, including a highlight-reel second goal."
That goal has the Dynamo forward up for Goal of the Week as well, which you can vote for here. Barnes is also up for Feature Subject of the Week (I made this award up) thanks to Tom Dart's story for The Guardian chronicling the Englishman's career (read here).
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.
You had to have known this was coming.
After netting two fantastic goals against New England to punctuate his regular steady shift in a 2-1 victory, Dynamo midfielder Adam Moffat was named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 20.
This is Moffat's first inclusion on the Team of the Week this season.