Thursday, February 4, 2016

Who's Adding Who - Houston Dynamo


M Christian Lucatero (8/18/15 - Homegrown) - The 2013 Dynamo Academy Player of the Year and the Academy's 2014 Players' Player of the Year, Lucatero was committed to Oregon State before signing a professional contract with the Dynamo. Lucatero has been a part of camps for both the U.S. and Mexican U-18 squads in the past year.
M Cristian Maidana (12/7/15 - trade from Philadelphia) - In two seasons with the Union, Maidana notched 26 assists including 15 in 2015. With plenty of attacking options in Giles Barnes, Will Bruin and Cubo Torres, Maidana should have no problem reaching double digit assists for a third straight season and should help improve an attack that was limited to just 42 goals in 2015.
M Andrew Wenger (12/7/15 - trade from Philadelphia) - The first overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft joins his third MLS club in five seasons. His best season came in 2014, split between Montreal and Philadelphia, when he tallied 7 goals and 4 assists in 32 matches. He has 13 goals and 9 assists in 105 career appearances, 59 starts.
GK Calle Brown (12/17/15 - free) - Brown, 23, spent the 2015 season with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL. He made 13 starts and recorded 5 shutouts while posting a 1.14 GAA. Standing 6'5", Brown spent his college career at the University of Virginia and was the 2014 College Cup Most Valuable Defensive Player.
D Bradley Bourgeois (12/23/15 - Homegrown) - The 2011 Dynamo Academy Players' Player of the Year, Bourgeois joins the Dynamo after being a 4-year letter winner with Tulsa. The Golden Hurricanes' Defensive Player of the Year for the past three seasons, he led Tulsa to the 2014 and 2015 American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and was the 2015 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
D Jalil Anibaba (1/11/16 - free) - The 27 year-old Anibaba gets set to join his fourth MLS team in four years (his fifth if you count his momentary stint with Orlando City following last year's expansion draft). Anibaba, depite appearing just 16 matches in 2015, set a career-high with four assists with Sporting Kansas City. In total he has five goals and ten assists in 128 career appearances for the Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders and Sporting.
D Sebastien Ibeagha (1/26/16 - free) - The former Duke Blue Devil is a prior member of the Dynamo Academy. After college, Ibeagha pursued a career in Europe that saw him make stops in Denmark and Iceland before returning to the U.S. this offseason. Ibeagha will add further depth to Houston's central defender pool.
D Agus (1/27/16 - free) - A left-footed central defender, Agustín Íñiguez - or Agus - spent early parts of his career with Real Madrid's "B" side and most recently played with Albacete Balompié in Spain's second division. With the exception of a season with Orduspor in Turkey, his entire pro career has been in Spain.
M David Rocha (1/27/16 - free) - Rocha captained Club Gimnàstic de Tarragona the past two seasons while helping them earn a promotion to Spain's second division. A central midfielder, the 30 year-old Rocha has spent his entire professional career to this point in Spain.


GK Michael Lisch (11/30/15 - option declined)
D AJ Cochran (11/30/15 - option declined)
D Jermaine Taylor (11/30/15 - option declined) - Portland Timbers
M Luis Garrido (11/30/15 - option declined)
M Alex López (11/30/15 - option declined)
M Nathan Sturgis (11/30/15 - option declined)
F Chandler Hoffman (11/30/15 - option declined) - Louisville City (USL)
D Kofi Sarkodie (11/30/15 - out of contract)
M Brad Davis (1/7/15 - traded to Sporting KC) - Sporting Kansas City

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