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.
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."