The second edition of the Dynamo Charities Cup is expected to showcase three players trying to earn a contract with the Dynamo, Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti confirmed Friday.
The Dynamo will have three total players on trial next week, with Costa Rican defender Kendall Waston and Argentine midfielder Juan Manuel Quevedo joining Ghanaian midfielder Anthony Obodai in training. All three are expected to be available for next Saturday night's Dynamo Charities Cup match against Salvadoran power Aguila (June 19, 8 p.m., Robertson Stadium).
Obodai, 27, trained with the Dynamo on Wednesday and played 61 minutes of their 2-1 friendly win over the Laredo Heat Thursday night in Corpus Christi, firing a game-high five shots. He has experience in the Dutch Eredivisie with Ajax, Sparta Rotterdam, and RKC Waalwijk.
Waston, 22, is a promising defender/forward from Costa Rican club Saprissa, although he has experience with several other clubs. He played for Costa Rica in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping the Ticos to a 2-1 win over Scotland in his only appearance. Most recently, Waston played on loan with Bayamon FC in Puerto Rico, scoring five goals in seven Caribbean Football Union Championship games. Bayamon reached the final round but failed to qualify for the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League. In last year's Champions League, Waston scored two goals in three games for Saprissa.
Quevedo, 26, holds dual Italian-Argentine citizenship but has spent his entire playing career in South America, often as an attacking midfielder. His early career included stints in Argentina with San Lorenzo and Estudiantes de Buenos Aires. More recently, he scored eight goals in 23 games with Chilean club Palestino in the fall of 2009 and played for Rampla Juniors in Uruguay in spring 2010.
The Dynamo will resume training on Monday ahead of Saturday's Dynamo Charities Cup.