Carr, Kandji, Kinnear named to MLS Team of the Week

Both forwards tally two goals while head coach guides club to two wins

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

After capping off a three-win homestand with a 3-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday, the Dynamo have received accolades from the staff at MLSsoccer.com this week.

On Monday, Calen Carr was named MLS Player of the Week after recording two goals and an assist in two wins.

Today, Carr, Macoumba Kandji and head coach Dominic Kinnear were all named to the MLS Team of the Week.

Here is what impressed the league's writers about each of the Dynamo representatives:

MF: Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo) – The speedster has really taken to the Dynamo's retooled formation – he bagged both goals in Houston’s midweek win over Sporting KC and helped set up the opener in a weekend win over Montreal, all from the right wing side of Dominic Kinnear’s 4-3-3 formation.

FW: Macoumba Kandji (Houston Dynamo) – Another player who has reaped the fruits of the Dynamo's new look, Kandji put in a man of the match performance in a 3-0 triumph over Montreal, bagging two goals including an excellent individual effort to cap off the win.

Coach: Dominic Kinnear (Houston Dynamo) – His shift to a 4-3-3 is starting to play huge dividends, as the Dynamo picked up six points this week and outscored opponents 5-1. Also deserves credit for finding a way to get the best out of role players such as Calen Carr and Mac Kandji while seamlessly integrating new Designated Player Boniek Garcia.

Midfielders Brad Davis and Boniek Garcia both earned Honorable Mention nods as well. 

Click here to view the entire MLS Team of the Week for Week 20.