Dynamo acquire Clark in deal with Rapids
The Houston Dynamo
have acquired midfielder Colin Clark and allocation money from the Colorado
Rapids in exchange for midfielder Brian Mullan and the Dynamo's fourth-round pick in the
2013 MLS SuperDraft, it was announced today.
Clark, 26, is a United States
international in his fifth MLS season as a wide attacking midfielder. He is
currently unavailable due to a torn left ACL but is expected to make a full
recovery in time for the 2011 season. He had outstanding seasons in 2008 and
2009, totaling eight goals and eight assists in league play, but has suffered
season-ending ACL tears in each of the last two seasons.
collegiate soccer at SMU in Dallas
from 2002-04 and signed with the Rapids in 2006. He made his debut for the U.S. national
team during the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Mullan, 32, is the
Dynamo’s all-time leader in appearances in all competitions (184) but had made
just 17 league starts in 2010, his fewest since his second year in MLS in 2002.
In all competitions, he ranks second in Houston
history in starts, minutes, assists, and yellow cards and tied for sixth with
12 goals. The Littleton, Colo., resident was part of both Dynamo
championship teams and contributed three goals and three assists in 2010.
The Dynamo return to
action on Saturday night, hosting Toronto FC at Robertson Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
in their final Saturday night home game of the season, punctuated by a
post-game fireworks display. Discounted ticket offers are available at
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer
franchise that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first four seasons and
represented the United
States in international competition in four
consecutive years. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or
call (713) 276-7500.