Francisco Navas Cobo
OUTLOOK: Dynamo Academy product who saw limited action as a reserve outside midfielder in his first professional season.
2011 MLS: Did not make a competitive appearance during his second professional season ... Open Cup: Did not appear ... Other: Made first appearance of year with first team as a substitute in 2-0 Dynamo Charities Cup loss vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20 ... Also appeared as substitute in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4 ... Reserves: Appeared in nine of 10 Reserve League matches ... Started first Dynamo Reserves match and assisted on game-winning goal from free kick in 1-0 win vs. KC on 4/11 ... Made steal to set up Kofi Sarkodie's game-winning goal in 1-0 win vs. COL on 6/7.
2010 MLS: Made one league appearance in his rookie season as a teenager ... Made professional debut and became first Dynamo Academy product to appear with first team when he entered as substitute in 3-0 win vs. CHV on 4/17 ... Open Cup: Made first professional start and played 90 minutes as an outside midfielder in 1-0 win vs. Miami FC on 6/29 ... Started and played 90 minutes in 3-1 quarterfinal loss vs. CHV on 7/6 ... SuperLiga: Did not appear ... Other: Played all 90 minutes in 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi ... Played all 90 minutes in 4-0 Dynamo Charities Cup win vs. Aguila on 6/19 ... Assisted on Dynamo's second goal with cross-field run and pass to Corey Ashe.
2009-10 USSF: Led Dynamo Academy’s U-18 team to first place at the break for the Texas high school season from his wing position … Netted five goals in 13 games, including 11 starts … Scored game-tying goal in 82nd minute of comeback 3-2 win over rival FC Dallas on the road on 10/25 … Scored opening goal in 2-0 win vs. Lonestar Aztex Academy on 11/14 … Scored with a low free kick and set up clinching goal with a corner kick in 4-2 win vs. Classics Elite on 11/15 … Scored in first half of 4-1 win vs. Cleveland Internationals on 11/21 … Had a goal and two assists in 3-1 win vs. Columbus Crew Soccer Academy on 11/22 … Named USSF National Player of the Week on 11/26 for his performance in the previous week.
INTERNATIONAL: United States U-20 international (5 caps) … 2010: Called up for quadrangular tournament in Peru in September ... Part of Milk Cup championship squad in July ... Competed at Dallas Cup in late March … 2006: Trained with United States U-15 national team in camp at The Home Depot Center in January 2006.
PERSONAL: Full name is Francisco Javier Navas Cobo … Wears “Cobo” on the back of his jersey in honor of his maternal grandfather, who helped raise him … Born in Houston but spent most of his youth in Colombia with sporadic returns to Houston … Trained in Deportivo Cali youth system while in Colombia … Uncle, Juan Cobo, played for indoor Houston Hotshots in mid-1990s and still lives in Houston … Admires Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo … Favorite childhood memory is traveling to Italy … Enjoys music of Puerto Rican duo Wisin y Yandel … Favorite movie is “Goal!” … Enjoys reading.