Dynamic two-way midfielder and two-time World Cup veteran who is a fixture for Honduras national team (114 caps) and was named Dynamo Players' Player of the Year in 2012. Ranks second in club history with 27 assists.
2016 MLS: Reached MLS career highs in appearances (31) and assists (9) … Started first 19 MLS games under interim head coach Wade Barrett, longest streak of consecutive starts in his career … Tallied ninth assist of the season on Mauro Manotas' game-winning goal vs. Portland Timbers on 9/24, most assists ever for Dynamo player other than Brad Davis … Fifth career two-assist game with the Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City on 9/9, first since 6/26 at Portland Timbers … Wore the captain's armband for the first time with the Dynamo on 7/23
2015 MLS: Played in 23 games with 16 starts and finished the season with three goals and five assists … Started and went the duration, scoring a goal at Portland Timbers on 8/21 … Notched his fifth assist vs. San Jose Earthquakes on 8/8 … Had a goal and two assists in 45 minutes as a second half substitute vs. New York Red Bulls on 6/5
2014: Made World Cup debut on 6/15 vs. France and appeared in three games (two starts) for Honduras national team at 2014 FIFA World Cup ... Named to Honduras national team's 23-man preliminary roster for 2014 World Cup and joined pre-World Cup camp in Miami on May 19 ... MLS: Appeared in 27 games (26 starts) and tallied two goals and one assist ... Scored volley goal in 2-0 win over Chicago on 9/28 ... Goal was voted Dynamo Play of the Year ... Recorded assist on Giles Barnes' goal at Chivas USA on 5/3 ... Scored vs. New England Revolution on 3/8 and was named MLS Team of the Week (Week 1) ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature.
2013 MLS: MLS Team of the Week (Week 23) ... Converted from the penalty spot in 2-1 win against D.C. United on 10/27 ... Missed game vs. Sporting Kansas City on 10/9 due to international call up for Honduras ... Assisted in back to back games in 1-1 tie at New England Revolution on 9/28 and 1-0 win vs. Montreal Impact on 10/4 ... Scored fourth and fifth goal in 5-1 win vs. Chivas USA on 9/21 ... Assisted both Will Bruin and Cam Weaver’s goals in 3-1 win vs. Columbus Crew on 8/3 (first two-assist game in MLS career) ... Scored second career international goal in Honduras national team’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica on June 11 ... Assisted on Will Bruin's opening goal in 4-0 win at D.C. United on 5/8 ... Returned to starting lineup in 1-1 draw vs. the Colorado Rapids, after missing three games with left Achilles tendonitis ... Earned first assist of the season vs. San Jose on 3/30; assisting on Will Bruin's opening goal in 2-0 win ... Playoffs: Converted a penalty kick to score the second goal in 3-0 win vs. Montreal on 10/31 in Eastern Conference Knockout Round.
2012 MLS: Ignited Houston's run to the playoffs with 4 goals and 6 assists in 17 regular season games ... Dynamo went 9-4-6 with +10 goal difference in regular season after Garcia's debut ... Scored game-winning goal in 3-1 win over Philadelphia on 10/20 ... Scored in 2-0 win over New England on 9/29 ... Scored equalizer in 3-1 defeat at Philadelphia on 9/23 ... Provided assist on Brad Davis' goal at Sporting KC on 9/14 ... Notched assist on Will Bruin's goal vs. Toronto FC on 8/25 ... Tallied assist on Brad Davis' goal vs. Columbus on 8/19 ... Recorded assist on Brian Ching's goal at Toronto on 7/28 ... MLS Team of the Week, Week 19 ... First MLS goal on 7/15 vs. D.C.; rose above a defender and headed an Andre Hainault cross back across the goal and into the net (first headed goal of his career) ... Secondary assist on Will Bruin's goal vs. D.C. on 7/15 (second of the year); played a long ball for Luiz Camargo to run onto, who then turned it back for Bruin ... MLS debut on 6/30 vs. Philadelphia; started and had a secondary assist on Brad Davis' 4th-minute goal ... Playoffs: Played 90 minutes in all six playoff games ... Scored in 1-1 draw at D.C. United in second leg of Eastern Conference Championship on 11/18 ... Delivered assist in 3-1 home win over D.C. United in first leg of Eastern Conference Championship on 11/11 ... 2012-13 CCL: Played 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Olimpia on 8/30 ... Substitute for final 12 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Olimpia on 10/23, helping Dynamo advance by winning Group 3 ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played for C.D. Olimpia from 2003-2006 before being transferred to C.D. Marathón for the 2006-2007 Apertura season ... Returned to Olimpia in January 2007 and made 115 appearances scoring 14 goals before his transfer to the Dynamo.
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Played in 14 CCL matches for Olimpia from 2008-2011 ... Totaled 1,103 minutes and two goals ... Helped Olimpia advance to the quarterfinals of the 2010-11 CCL tournament.
INTERNATIONAL: Honduras international (114 caps, 3 goals) … Fourth on Honduras' appearance list … 2016: Helped Honduras reach Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying … Appeared in all six group stage qualifiers … 2015: Earned 100th cap and recorded an assist vs. Venezuela on 9/4 … 2014: Made World Cup debut as halftime substitute in Honduras' 3-0 loss vs. France on 6/15 in opening game of group stage at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil ... Started and played 83 minutes in 2-1 loss to Ecuador on 6/20 at Arena da Baixada Curitiba ... Started and played 77 minutes in 3-0 loss to Switzerland in group stage finale on 6/25 at Arena Amazonia Manaus ... Started and played 82 minutes in 2-0 friendly loss at Mexico on 10/9 ... Started and played 69 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. United States in Boca Raton, Florida on 10/19 ... Started and played 70 minutes in 6-0 loss at Japan on 10/14 ... Entered as halftime substitute in 0-0 friendly draw at China on 11/18 ...2013: Started both World Cup qualifying matches, 1-0 win on 10/11 vs. Costa Rica and 2-2 tie on 10/15 at Jamaica, to secure Honduras a 2014 World Cup berth ... Started and scored in 10th minute in 2-0 win vs. Jamaica on 6/11 ... Entered as a substitute on 74th minute in 1-0 loss at USA on 6/18 ... Played 90 minutes in both WC qualifiers in March (3/22 vs. Mexico and 3/26 at Panama) ... Provided assist on winning goal in Honduras' 2-1 home win over United States on 2/6 in opening game of final round of 2014 World Cup qualifying ... 2012: Came off the bench for the last 15 minutes in 0-0 friendly vs. Peru at BBVA Compass Stadium (11/14) ... Played 77 minutes in 8-0 World Cup qualifier win over Canada on 10/16 and 90 minutes in 0-0 qualifier draw vs. Panama (10/12) ... Started and played 90 minutes in WC qualifier wins over Cuba on 9/7 and 9/11 ... 2011: Started and played full time in all five matches for Honduras in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Recorded three assists in 7-1 win over Grenada in Gold Cup group stage match on June 10 ... 2010: Scored an equalizing goal vs El Salvador in 2-2 on 9/4 ... Was part of 2010 FIFA World Cup roster but did not feature in any of Honduras' group stage matches ... 2007: Started and played full time in all four matches for Honduras at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... 2005: Started and played full time in all three matches for Honduras at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
PERSONAL: Full name is Oscar Boniek García … He was given the middle name Boniek in honor of Zbigniew Boniek, famous Polish international footballer.