Dax McCarty Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week

Dax McCarty's shutdown play in the midfield earned him Team of the Week honors

The shutdown play of New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo earned him MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week honors.

McCarty contributed a strong 90-minute effort and tagged on a shot on goal Sunday afternoon to help the Red Bulls avoid a three-game skid and gain three big points in the Eastern Conference standings.

MLSsoccer.com writes:

Quietly dominant in the midfield in New York's 2-0 win over Houston, completing 56 passes and making 11 recoveries, supplying the foundation New York needed for a key Eastern Conference win.

Dax will look for a repeat effort Thursday night when the Red Bulls pay a visit to Colorado's Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the first and only matchup against the Rapids this season. Action kicks off on MSG starting with the 9:00 PM pre-game show, followed shortly after by the 9:30 PM kick off.

To get up to speed on storylines leading up to the match, check out our latest installment of "What to Watch For."