The Houston Dynamo announced today the club has signed goalkeeper Calle Brown. Per club and league policy, terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Brown, 23, was the primary goalkeeper for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) in 2015, his first professional season. The 6-foot-5 goalkeeper made 14 appearances (13 starts) and tallied five shutouts while allowing just 1.14 goals per game. The Leesburg, Virginia native led the University of Virginia to the 2014 NCAA men’s soccer national championship. He kept a clean sheet against University of Maryland-Baltimore County in the semifinals and recorded a shutout in the championship game against UCLA to earn College Cup Most Valuable Defensive Player honors.
“Calle is a goalkeeper our staff has tracked and monitored over the course of the last couple seasons,” Dynamo vice president/general manager Matt Jordan said. “He’s coming off a very strong USL season and we look forward to him joining the Houston Dynamo.”
“Calle is a young, talented goalkeeper who will benefit from working with (goalkeepers coach) Paul Rogers and alongside Tyler (Deric) and Joe (Willis),” Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle said. “We are delighted to bring him to the club.”
The Dynamo currently have 23 players under contract for next year: Giles Barnes, DaMarcus Beasley, Calle Brown, Will Bruin, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Tyler Deric, Boniek García, David Horst, Taylor Hunter, Rob Lovejoy, Christian Lucatero, Alex Lima, Cristian Maidana, Mauro Manotas, Rasheed Olabiyi, Memo Rodriguez, Raul Rodriguez, Zach Steinberger, Erick Torres, Andrew Wenger, Sheanon Williams and Joe Willis.
Full name: Calle Brown
Date of Birth: July 1, 1992
Birthplace: Leesburg, Virginia
Previous club: Pittsburgh Riverhounds
College: University of Virginia
How acquired: Signed on Dec. 17, 2015