Houston Dynamo defender Adam Lundkvist was named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for his performance in Saturday night's win over the Chicago Fire. Lundkvist provided a key assist in the closing minutes of the first half that gave Houston a 2-0 lead.
The 28 year old becomes the sixth Houston Dynamo player to be earn the honor. In Saturday's match, he was credited with creating four scoring opportunities for Houston. Defensively, he saved the game in the 80th minute with sliding goal line clearance.
“As a defender, you kind of have to look at the game as the glass half empty. I was kind of like running, preparing and thinking that if something happened, I had to be there," said Lundkvist describing the play following the match. "When the ball was over my head, I was trying to get in position, when I saw it Darwin (Ceren) was close to finishing it, but then he missed it. I saw it and tried to get the ball away as far as possible, but I was very fortunate to be in the right place and the right time.”
The honor for Lundkvist came in his 100th match as member of the Dynamo. He had previously been named to the MLS Team of the Week in Week 12 of 2019. The speedy outside back has been an intergral part of stabilizing Houston's backline woes in 2022. Defensively on Saturday, the Swedish footballer had two tackles, one interception and two clearances including the aforementioned one in the 80th minute. He is also one of Houston's corner kick specialists.
Lundkvist has four assists on the season matching his career high set in 2019. He, ironically enough, made his MLS debut against the Chicago Fire in a 3-2 road win on May 22, 2018.
Houston travels to Portland this week for a mid-week match with the Timbers. Kick-off is set for 9:30pm CT.