Alberth Elis earned Audi MLS Team of the Week honors, the league announced earlier today.
Elis was named to the bench after he helped the Dynamo defeat New York Red Bulls on July 3 by scoring twice and providing an assist during the 4-0 victory. This is Elis’s third appearance on the Team of the Week, having been named to the Team of the Week twice this season after a pair of dominant performances in which he scored, created or assisted on seven combined goals in wins over Vancouver (Week 3) and Colorado (Week 5).
Seven Houston Dynamo players have been named to a Team of the Week this season. Defenders Matías Vera and Adam Lundkvist were the sixth and seventh Dynamo players, respectively, to be named to the Audi MLS Team of the Week after strong defensive appearances against the Portland Timbers and D.C. United in Week 12. Forward Mauro Manotas was named on back-to-back Teams of the Week after scoring a combined 3 goals and 1 assist against Columbus Crew S.C. in Week 9 and FC Dallas in Week 10.
Midfielder Tomás Martínez earned Team of the Week honors in Week 7, and forward Memo Rodriguez was named to the Team of the Week bench after his brace against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Week 3. Defender Kiki Struna was named to the Team of the Week after making his MLS debut in a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Impact in Week 2.