Boniek García

Boniek García
Boniek García
Boniek García
Real Name: Boniek García
HT: 5' 9" WT: 150
Age: 33 (04/09/1984)
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Dynamic two-way midfielder and two-time World Cup veteran who is a fixture for Honduras national team (116 caps) and was named Dynamo Players' Player of the Year in 2012. Ranks second in club history with 32 assists.

2018 MLS:  Has played in 15 games for the Dynamo this season with nine starts ... Recorded his fourth assist of the season in a 3-1 win against New York City FC on May 25 ... Recorded his third assist of the season in a 3-2 win at Chicago Fire on May 22 ... Recorded his second assist of the season in a 2-2 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 11 ... Started and dished an assist in a 4-0 win against Atlanta United on March 3

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: In 2018, started in a 4-2 win against Sporting Kansas City on July 18 in the quarterfinals ... In 2017, played 28 minutes in a 2-0 loss in the Round of 16 of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Sporting Kansas City on June 28 ... In 2016, played in three matches and recorded an assist in a 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City on June 29

2017 MLS: Has started in 12 games this season and played in 20 ... Currently is second on the club's all-time assists list (33) ... Has missed the last four games due to a right knee sprain ... Dished his fourth assist of the season in a 3-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on August 12 ... After joining Honduras during the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Garcia reappeared with the Dynamo in a 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake on August 5 ... Dished his third assist of the season in a 2-2 draw at LA Galaxy on June 17 ... Recorded his second assist of the season in 5-1 win vs. Real Salt Lake on May 31 ... Did not dress in 2-1 win vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 12 due to illness ... Made his second start of the season as a right back in a 2-2 tie vs. Minnesota United and dished an assist to FW Alberth Elis ... Made his first start of the season as a right back in a 2-0 loss at New England Revolution (April 8). It was his fourth career start at right back. ... OPEN CUP: Started and played 28 minutes in a 2-0 loss in the Round of 16 against Sporting Kansas City on June 28

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 (125 caps, 3 goals) … Fourth on Honduras' appearance list … 2017: Member of the squad that qualified Honduras to a Inter-Continental Play-off against Australia for a spot in 2018 FIFA World Cup ...Participated with the Honduran National Team in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Played with Honduras in five FIFA World Cup qualifying matches ... 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. 

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2018Houston Dynamo20130132354032040
2017Houston Dynamo20120116546221040
2016Houston Dynamo312402249925435340
2015Houston Dynamo23163146057417121
2014Houston Dynamo272622206125939340
2013Houston Dynamo222131899618527740
2012Houston Dynamo1717415306301219400
Career Totals-1601291211832361153619018221
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