Boniek Garcia earns hardware in first season in Houston

He only joined the team in June, but that didn't stop Boniek Garcia from having a huge impact on the Houston Dynamo. Garcia was rewarded for his play Tuesday night, when he was named the 2012 Houston Dynamo Newcomer of the Year as well as the 2012 Houston Dynamo Player's MVP. The Players' MVP award was created this year to honor the Dynamo player who had the biggest impact on his club, as voted on by his teammates.

Although Garcia was not a finalist for any league-wide awards, he is s semifinals for's Latino del Año. Click here to vote for Garcia!