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Dynamo re-sign defender Bobby Boswell

The Houston Dynamo have re-signed defender Bobby Boswell, the club announced today. Boswell had been listed among players eligible for the MLS Re-Entry Process, but he agreed to a new contract with the Dynamo on Thursday. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not released.

The 28-year-old Boswell joined the Dynamo via trade in December 2007 and has been a mainstay on the team’s back line ever since, starting 120 of the team’s 133 MLS and playoff games and moving into fifth place in club history with 142 starts in all competitions. After netting a career-high five goals in 2011 to tie for the team lead, Boswell is also tied for 10th in club history with 11 goals in all competitions. He ranks fourth in club history in games started as team captain.

“I’m glad Bobby re-signed,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “He’s an important part of the team, and I’m very happy that he’s going to be with us next season.”

Named the team’s Defender of the Year in 2008 and 2010, Boswell was a key player in memorable playoff shutout streaks in both 2009 and 2011. The veteran has also been a leader in the Houston community, regularly visiting area hospitals and leading the Bobby Boots Breast Cancer campaign as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in each of the last two seasons.

The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and three conference championships in its first six seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition five times, including in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.

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