Carr narrowly wins MLS Player of the Week vote over Donovan, Robson By Steven Sandor Posted on July 23, 2012 Comments Off on Carr narrowly wins MLS Player of the Week vote over Donovan, Robson 0 526 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The Houston Dynamo is the hottest team in MLS heading into the All-Star break; so it’s appropriate that an orange-clad player would take the Player of the Week honours. Calen Carr, who scored both goals as the Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 last Wednesday, then helped set up Macoumba Kandji’s opening goal in a 3-0 win over Montreal Saturday, got the nod. But the vote was close. Carr got five first-place votes from the members of the North American Soccer Reporters, while Los Angeles Galaxy’s Landon Donovan’s (who scored twice on the weekend against Chivas) got four votes, while Vancouver’s Barry Robson, who scored twice over the course of two games, got three. But, since Carr’s goals were the most influential (in terms of his team securing a win), he got just a little more love out of the judges. How The 11 voted: Carr got our second-place vote, but the man at the top of our ballot was Kandji. While Carr was dominant Wednesday, Kandji absolutely ran riot on Saturday. His first goal, sticking with a ball in the box, showed persistence. His second goal, which saw him dance through the Impact’s defence before roofing a shot, was brilliant. And, if not for a diving last-ditch tackle from Impact defender Shavar Thomas, Kandji would have had the hat trick. But, we acknowledged that Houston is playing at its peak at the moment, and the Dynamo deservedly swept our ballot.