The Houston Dynamo signed seven players to short-term agreements ahead of the club’s fourth-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against NTX Rayados at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday night. Additionally, the club has waived defender George Malki.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CDT and the match will be streamed live at HoustonDynamo.com/live.
The seven players signed to short-term agreements are defenders Omar Ontiveros and Manny Padilla; midfielders Jesus Enriquez, John Montaño, Todd Wharton and Matías Zaldívar; and forward Aldo Quintanilla.
Major League Soccer clubs may sign players from their USL affiliates to short-term agreements of up to four days for the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, Amway Canadian Championship, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and designated exhibition matches. An MLS club may sign a player to a maximum of four short-term agreements each season for a maximum of 16 days. Clubs are not permitted to call up players from their youth academy or USL players not signed to professional contracts.
Malki signed with the Dynamo on March 1, 2017 after playing the 2016 season with RGV FC.