DaMarcus Beasley was named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 7) after a dominant performance against DC United. Read below for more from MLSSoccer.com & find out who else made the team:
GK: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) - Was huge all night as he was under constant fire and was forced into eight saves in the Sounders' 3-1 win.
D: Pa Modou Kah (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) – Kendall Waston “looks” better, but Kah's stats were stronger Saturday night. Passed cleanly, made a number of important defensive plays and committed not a single foul as Vancouver posted a clean sheet at the RioT.
D: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo) – The veteran left back was good defensively and added a lot to the attack as well. D.C. United didn’t have many clear looks on goal – their only tally came off a free kick - and Beasley’s speed and positioning was a big part of that as theDynamo left RFK with a point.
M: Teal Bunbury (New England Revolution) – Subbed on in the second half and changed the dynamic of the game. His movement on the right side helped pin Raymon Gaddis back, and Bunbury schooled him on the first goal with a slick nutmeg. His pass to Charlie Davies was also pinpoint. Bunbury's goal — the match-winner — was a product of a heart-busting run to get into the box and a smooth finish.
M: Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) – Played a big role in the deflected game-winner and was the Timbers' driving force during their best moments. Passed accurately (including four chances created), picked good spots to attack on the dribble and covered acres of ground.
M: Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders) – Twice gave the visiting Sounders the lead, once on a fantastic shot and a second time on an opportunistic goal that he did not give up on as they went on to finish off the Rapids, 3-1.
F: Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew SC) – Provided a sublime finish on his goal and wreaked havoc up front for Crew SC all night.
Coach: Jay Heaps (New England Revolution) – Made the right subs in the second half to take his team from a loss to a win on the road.
Bench: Adam Kwarasey (Portland Timbers), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Zach Pfeffer(Philadelphia Union), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders)
Watch highlights + hear from Randy Waldrum, Jessica McDonald & Allysha Chapman after a 1-1 draw against Sky Blue FC in their 1st road trip of the season.
Courtesy of Dynamo radio partners Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and ESPN 97.5 FM, enjoy the interviews below. Dynamo All-Access airs weekly (usually Wednesday or Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on 1560 AM. The show's call-in number is 713-439-1560. Soccer Matters airs weekly (usually Monday or Tuesday) on ESPN 97.5 FM. The show's call-in number is 713-780-3776.
This week featured interviews with Dynamo forward Giles Barnes, midfielder Rob Lovejoy, head coach Owen Coyle, general manager Matt Jordan, Houston Dash head coach Randy Waldrum and Washington Post soccer reporter Steven Goff.
Hear from Owen Coyle, Giles Barnes & Jermaine Taylor as the team gets ready to face an old Eastern Conference opponent in D.C.
Steph sits down with Rob Lovejoy to talk about his newfound stardom after his 1st professional goal, what he likes to do in his free time & his celebrity doppleganger - seriously. It's spooky.
Hear from Randy Waldrum, Melissa Henderson & Niki Cross as the team gets ready for their 1st match on the road against Sky Blue FC in New Jersey.
Kofi Sarkodie gets behind the lens & goes sightseeing on a day off in Seattle with Raul Rodriguez with special cameo appearances from Alex Lopez, Luis Garrido & a few lucky Seattle-ites.
Dash head coach Randy Waldrum was mic'd up for Opening Night & the Dash's 1st victory of the season. Hear his pre-game speech, thoughts from the bench & more!
Dynamo forward Erick "Cubo" Torres set to start tonight for Mexico against United States in San Antonio
Houston Dynamo forward Erick "Cubo" Torres is set to make his fourth appearance for the Mexico national team tonight in a friendly against the United States at the Alamodome in San Antonio (7:30 p.m. CT, FOX SPORTS 1). Mexico national team head coach Miguel Herrera announced his scheduled lineup on Tuesday, and it pairs Torres up front with Pumas forward Eduardo Herrera.
Torres is currently on loan to his hometown club Chivas Guadalajara for the remainder of the Liga MX Torneo Clausura before joining the Dynamo this summer. Torres has five goals in all competitions during the loan with Chivas, including the game-winner in the Copa MX semifinals vs. Chiapas on March 18. The rivalry game between Mexico in the U.S. will be played before a sellout crowd of 52,000 at the Alamodome.
Torres made his Mexico national team debut in September against Bolivia and scored his first goal for El Tri against Panama a month later. The Guadalajara native scored 15 goals in 29 games in 2014, a Chivas USA club record for a single season. The 21-year-old joined Chivas USA on loan from Guadalajara in July 2013 and scored 22 goals in 44 appearances in one and a half seasons, the most goals by a Mexican-born player in MLS history.
Torres featured for Mexico youth national teams at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels before breaking into the senior team last year. At 18, he was the youngest member of the squad at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup as Mexico finished in third place.
In November, Torres scored five goals in four appearances, including two goals in the final versus Venezuela, as the Mexico U-21s won the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.