The Houston Dynamo have acquired midfielder Servando Carrasco and a natural second-round draft pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft from the Seattle Sounders in exchange for Adam Moffat, it was announced today.
Carrasco, 25, made 13 starts in 19 games played with Seattle in 2013, scoring one goal and adding one assist. The San Diego native also had a notable college career with the University of California, where he was a two-time Second Team All-PAC10 selection and a First Team All-PAC 10 honoree as a senior. Carrasco will be available for selection on Saturday when the Dynamo take on the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.
“Servando is a smart player who’s versatile and good on the ball”, said Dynamo Head Coach Dominic Kinnear. “We also think he is a good player in MLS who can really help us endure a busy schedule. With the games we've seen him play for Seattle, he can play central or he can play wide. This is a difficult move because we know how popular Adam is, not only with the fans, but also with the coaching staff.”
A tenacious midfielder who joined Houston via trade from Portland in July 2011, Moffat played an important role in helping the Dynamo reach consecutive MLS Cup finals in 2011 and 2012. This season, Moffat has scored three goals and one assist, with two of those tallies coming in the first multi-goal game of his career at New England on July 13.