Houston Dynamo FC defender Tim Parker was named to the Team of the Week this afternoon.

The 29-year-old played a pivotal role in Houston’s 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes, as his sliding clearance on the goal line kept the score level at one goal apiece in the 75th minute. Just a minute later, forward Thor Ulfarsson would go on to score what would prove to be the game-winning goal. Parker finished with a team-high seven clearances on the night. 

Parker is the eighth player to receive Team of the Week honors this season. This is his first Team of the Week recognition with the Dynamo.

Houston returns to PNC Stadium this week to face Minnesota United FC at 8:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, July 23. Tickets for that match are available online at