MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo selected defender Kofi Sarkodie and forward Will Bruin in the
first round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft this afternoon at the Baltimore
Convention Center. Sarkodie, a junior from the national champion University of
Akron, was selected with the No. 7 pick. The Dynamo then completed a trade with
the Portland Timbers to acquire the No. 11 pick and used it to select Bruin, a
junior from Indiana University.
Geoff Cameron doesn’t envision another season like last year. That’s part of the reason he will be in Houston until 2014.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in their history, the Dynamo signed Cameron - who had one year remaining on his contract - to a three-year extension earlier this month. The 25-year-old is excited to return to a squad that he labels hardworking and dedicated.
Hunter Freeman has literally come in from the cold.
The Houston Dynamo unveiled the Texan native on Friday as their newest signing, acquiring the defender’s rights from the New York Red Bulls for allocation money. Freeman returns to the league after two seasons in the Norwegian league with IK Start.
The Houston Dynamo have only gotten started in retooling their roster for the 2011 season, according to president Chris Canetti.
The Dynamo could add outside back Hunter Freeman to their roster as soon as Friday, Dynamo president Chris Canetti said Thursday night at a fan function to welcome Houston's new signees.
With negotiations on his new contract wrapping up, Geoff Cameron gave an interview to Swedish soccer website SvenskaFans.com, answering questions that were then translated into Swedish. The article is available below:
Since we doubt too many fans speak fluent Swedish, here is what Geoff had to say for himself in English:
Houston Dynamo and midfielder Geoff Cameron have agreed to a contract extension
through the 2014 season, the team announced today. Cameron and Dynamo personnel
will be available to discuss the extension with media at a press conference
tomorrow at the team’s downtown offices.
Major League Soccer today announced the list of players eligible for selection
in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process. The Stage 1
Draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Wednesday, December
8, at 1 p.m. CT via
teleconference. The Stage 2 Draft will take place on Wednesday, December
15, at 1 p.m. CT. All 18 clubs will have a representative
Both Stage 1 and
Stage 2 Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver
Draft, with Vancouver selecting 17th
and Portland selecting 18th.
The Dynamo added a new face on Friday by
trading for Columbus forward Jason Garey, a former MLS Cup and Supporters’
Shield champion and Hermann Trophy winner. With Garey, the Dynamo get younger
at forward and get local, with Garey’s hometown of Gonzales,
Louisiana, just a five-hour drive from Houston.