The Houston Dynamo today announced the signing of Honduran midfielder Óscar Boniek García. García will be added to the Dynamo roster as a Designated Player upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate when the international transfer window opens on June 27. Per team and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
García has played for Honduran powerhouse C.D. Olimpia since 2007 after his first tenure with the club from 2003-06. With García, Olimpia captured the 2011-12 Honduran League Apertura and Clausura championships. The midfielder spent 2006-07 Apertura season with Honduran club C.D. Marathón before being transfered back to Olimpia.
“Óscar is a good player and I have always liked him,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “He is a versatile midfielder and a good athlete and should do well for us. He is a good signing for us and the league.”
The midfielder debuted for the Honduras national team in 2005 and has 67 appearances for his country. García started all five matches for Honduras in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup and tallied three assists in a 7-1 win over Grenada in the group stage.
“This is a great move for the club and one that will make us better,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “We pursued Oscar for over a year, and I’m happy that we were finally able to make it happen. He is a player that fits very well into Dominic’s philosophy, system, and culture.”
ÓSCAR BONIEK GARCÍA
Full Name: Óscar Boniek García Ramírez
Pronunciation: Oscar BONEY-ack Garcia Ramirez
Height: 5’9” Weight: 159 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 4, 1984
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Last Club: C.D. Olimpia (Honduras)
How Acquired: Signed via transfer from C.D. Olimpia