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Landín finds new home with Atlante

It didn’t take long for former Houston Dynamo designated player Luis Landin to find a home again in Mexican soccer.

After he was cut by the Dynamo earlier this week, Atlante announced on Friday they have signed the player to a one-year contract, just before the close of the signing period in Mexico.

“It was a tough time in my life,” Landín told Mexican daily Record about his seasons in Houston. “I am not coming back [to Mexico] to shut anyone up, but I’m going to work hard so that my work can show for itself.”

Said Atlante president José Antonio García: “We are pleased that Luis joins Atlante’s new arrivals for the upcoming tournament. He is a great player who has a great desire to redeem himself, and here at Atlante he’ll have the opportunity to do that.

“With Luis, we’ve closed out our acquisition campaign in a big way,” García continued. “Luis is the cherry on the cake for this Atlante squad to have all the elements in place for a good campaign."

For his part, Landín admitted he had tough times during his 11 months in Houston, but said he saw the silver lining.

“Yes, it was a setback, but it wasn’t all bad,” Landín said. “I learned a lot and no doubt that I am back to redeem myself. I come back more mature and professional to do my job, which is to score goals.”