SBI MLS Player of the Week: Giles Barnes

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Giles Barnes

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Giles Barnes

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By DAN KARELL

On the verge of falling out of the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Houston Dynamo needed someone to step up and keep their season alive.

Giles Barnes was that player last Saturday, scoring a brace in a must-win match against the Montreal Impact. In an exciting back and forth game, Barnes two goals, high work-rate, and constant attacks helped the Dynamo to a crucial 3-2 victory, as well as earning him SBI MLS Player of the Week.

Barnes scored his first in the 30th minute to give the Dynamo the lead, out-muscling Impact defender Krystof Krol before racing towards goal and finishing past the advancing Evan Bush. Barnes’ second came in the 62nd minute with a beautifully flicked shot towards the far corner off an Omar Cummings’ cross.

Barnes beat out Landon Donovan, Jermaine Jones, Thierry Henry, Obafemi Martins, and Justin Meram for this week’s honors.

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