Dynamo add midfielder Camargo
The Houston Dynamo have acquired Brazilian midfielder Luiz
Camargo on loan from Brazilian club Paraná Clube, it was announced today. Per
team and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Camargo
will become eligible upon receipt of his international transfer certificate and
approval of a P-1 visa.
Camargo, 24, first came to the Dynamo’s attention when he
was seen by Houston
head coach Dominic Kinnear in an offseason scouting trip. He has appeared in
more than 40 games for Paraná over the last three Serie B seasons in Brazil and also
competed in the Paranaense state championship tournament.
“We are very happy to add Luiz to the team,” Kinnear said.
“He’s a versatile player who can perform well in a number of positions,
something that should add depth to our squad.
We look forward to bringing him to Houston
and have him contribute as we make a push toward the MLS Cup playoffs.”
Born in Vinheda, São Paulo,
Camargo’s career has included stints with Mogi Mirim, Red Bull Brasil, São Paulo, and Paulista.
Currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, the
Dynamo return home on Sunday, August 14, to host expansion club Portland
Timbers at 8 p.m. at Robertson Stadium. Tickets are available by calling (713)
276-GOAL or logging on to HoustonDynamo.com.
The Houston Dynamo are a Major
League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first five
seasons and represented the United States in international competition four
consecutive years from 2007-10. For more information, call (713) 276-7500.
Luiz Henrique Camargo
Height: 5’8” Weight: 172 lbs.
Date of Birth: May 4, 1987
Birthplace: Vinheda, São
Last Club: Paraná Clube (Brazil)
How Acquired: Signed on loan from Paraná Clube