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Trask Smith

Eric Alexander selected by FC Cincinnati in 2018 MLS Expansion Draft

Midfielder Eric Alexander was selected by FC Cincinnati with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday afternoon. As compensation, Houston received $50,000 in General Allocation Money.

After Alexander was selected, no other Dynamo players were eligible to be taken by FC Cincinnati in the Expansion Draft. The midfielder saw action in 21 matches for the Dynamo last season, starting 20, and tallied one goal and two assists. He also played in two games with one start during Houston’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title run. He has played in 212 career matches with 161 starts, recording nine goals and 24 assists, during his nine-year MLS career.

FC Cincinnati Expansion Draft Selections
Round Player Team
1 F Darren Mattocks D.C. United
2 F Kei Kamara Vancouver Whitecaps FC
3 M Roland Lamah FC Dallas
4 M Eric Alexander Houston Dynamo
5 D Hassan Ndam New York Red Bulls

Following the selection of Alexander by FC Cincinnati, the Dynamo now have 19 players under contract or whose contract options were picked up for the 2019 season.

HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CURRENTLY UNDER CONTRACT

GOALKEEPERS (4)
No. Name Pos. MLS Exp. Age Ht. Wt. FIFA Nationality
1 Tyler Deric GK 10 30 6-3 185 USA
18 Chris Seitz GK 11 31 6-3 236 USA
23 Joe Willis GK 8 30 6-5 200 USA
26 Michael Nelson GK 1 23 6-4 180 USA
DEFENDERS (5)
No. Name Pos. MLS Exp. Age Ht. Wt. FIFA Nationality
Alejandro Fuenmayor DF 1 22 6-1 170 Venezuela
14 Adam Lundkvist DF 1 24 5-9 145 Sweden
16 Kevin Garcia DF 2 27 6-0 185 USA
20 A.J. DeLaGarza DF 10 31 5-9 150 Guam
  Erik McCue DF 0 17 6-3 185 USA/Sweden
MIDFIELDERS (6)
No. Name Pos. MLS Exp. Age Ht. Wt. FIFA Nationality
5 Juan David Cabezas MF 2 26 6-0 175 Colombia
8 Memo Rodriguez MF 2 22 5-8 145 USA
10 Tomás Martínez MF 2 23 5-9 145 Argentina
24 Darwin Cerén MF 5 28 5-10 165 El Salvador
25 Eric Bird MF 2 25 5-9 175 USA
27 Boniek García MF 7 34 5-9 150 Honduras
FORWARDS (4)
No. Name Pos. MLS Exp. Age Ht. Wt. FIFA Nationality
9 Mauro Manotas FW 4 23 6-0 155 Colombia
17 Alberth Elis FW 2 22 6-0 165 Honduras
21 Ronaldo Peña FW 1 21 6-1 175 Venezuela
31 Romell Quioto FW 2 27 5-11 170 Honduras