Date of Birth5.4.1987 (34)
OUTLOOK: Skilled, hard-tackling midfielder acquired in August 2011 after being scouted by the Dynamo in the 2010-11 offseason.
2012 MLS: Started three consecutive games: 9/6 vs. Real Salt Lake, 9/14 at Sporting KC and 9/23 at Philadelphia ... Earned first assist of the year vs. D.C. on 7/15, getting to the endline and cutting the ball back for Will Bruin to tap in ... Four starts in a row against Philadelphia, Chicago, Kansas City and D.C. (6/30, 7/3, 7/7, 7/15) ... Started and played 57 minutes in 3-3 draw vs. Toronto on 6/20 ... Played 15 minutes as a substitute in 2-1 win vs. Dallas on 6/16 ... Started, played 71 minutes in 3-1 loss at Vancouver on 6/10 ... Scored first MLS goal in 2-2 draw at New England on 5/19, a dramatic half-volley to equalise the match in the 87th minute, nominated for MLS Goal of the Week ... Made 2012 debut as substitute for final 23 minutes of 2-0 loss at Seattle on 3/23 ... Appeared in every game after missing the first two games of the regular season ... Playoffs: Appeared in three games, including one start vs. D.C. United in first leg of Eastern Conference Championship on 11/11 ... Recorded assist on Kofi Sarkodie's goal in 3-1 win over D.C. United on 11/11 ...12-13 Champions League: Appeared in all four games, including three starts ... Open Cup: Started, played 90 minutes in third round 1-0 loss to San Antonio ... Reserves: Started seven Reserve games.
2011 MLS: Key player in Houston's late surge, appearing in the last seven games and contributing two assists, while helping Houston go 4-0-2 in his six starts ... Made MLS debut as substitute in 3-0 loss at KC on 9/10 ... Made first start in 2-2 tie at CLB on 9/14 ... Started in midfield and set up game-winning goal with cross in 2-1 win vs. SJ on 9/17 ... Turned in strong midfield performance and assisted on Danny Cruz goal in 2-0 win at POR on 10/14 ... Playoffs: Played every minute of Dynamo's Eastern Conference championship run ... Set up Carlo Costly's goal to clinch Eastern Conference championship in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6 ... Played all 90 minutes in MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20 ... Other: Made Dynamo first-team debut with strong 90 minutes in central midfield in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4, drawing a penalty kick that led to Houston's second goal ... Reserves: Debuted in 3-0 loss at COL on 9/1, playing 83 minutes in midfield.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Most recently played for Paraná Clube in his native Brazil from 2009-11 ... Appeared in 46 games in Brazil's Serie B in parts of three seasons, notching one goal from midfield position ... Also made 16 appearances in 2011 Paraná state championship, scoring once ... Previous experience included stints in São Paulo state championship tournament with Mogi Mirim, Red Bull Brasil, São Paulo, and Paulista.
PERSONAL: Born in Vinheda in the Brazilian state of São Paulo ... Full name is Luiz Henrique Camargo.