On Thursday, the Houston Dynamo acquired midfielder Adam Moffat and allocation money from the Portland Timbers for defender Mike Chabala and mifielder Lovel Palmer. With the Dynamo playing in California this weekend, Moffat flew straight to Los Angeles to meet his new teammates. After his first training session with his new club, HoustonDynamo.com sat down with the Scottish midfielder.
Q: Tell us about your first training session with the Dynamo.
A: It was good to meet everyone. I met a lot of guys at the hotel yesterday, but that was a bit staggered so there were a few players I missed. It was good to get in there and see what the players and coaching staff are all about.
Q: What is it like for an opposing player to come play in Houston?
A: Playing against Houston in Houston? It's very intimidating. Obviously the biggest factor you have to worry about is the heat. As a player going to play there, it is something I will have to adjust to. Knowing that you have that advantage of players coming in there with that fear, there is definitely an advantage.
Q: What did [former Dynamo assistant coach] John Spencer tell you about the team before you left Portland?
A: John has the utmost respect for Dominic [Kinnear] and the organization. He enjoyed his time here with both the players and the coaches.
Q: What do you feel you bring to the table? What about your game sticks out to you?
A: I like to get stuck in and take shots from range. Hopefully I can score from in or outside the box. I haven't played in a little while, so I need to get my fitness back, but I look forward to getting in there and providing some energy in the midfield.