The Houston Dynamo have signed goalkeeper Joe Willis to a new contract. Per club and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Dynamo acquired Willis’ rights in a trade with D.C. United on Dec. 8. The 26-year-old appeared in 23 games over the last four seasons with D.C. United. The 6-foot-5 goalkeeper appeared in four U.S. Open Cup matches in 2013 as D.C. United went on to win the Cup with a road win over Real Salt Lake.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Joe Willis and happy to have him joining the Dynamo,” Dynamo vice president/general manager Matt Jordan said. “Adding a goalkeeper of his quality, with experience in MLS, MLS playoffs and CONCACAF Champions League, strengthens our team in a key position. We think we now have one of the best up-and-coming goalkeeper corps in MLS.”
The University of Denver product appeared in three CONCACAF Champions League games last season as United won its group to advance to the quarterfinals. At Denver, Willis was an All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation selection three consecutive years. The St. Louis native was selected by D.C. United in the third round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
Date of Birth: Aug. 10, 1988
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Previous club: D.C. United
How acquired: via trade with D.C. United on Dec. 8, 2014