The Houston Dynamo signed Rio Grande Valley defenders Kyle Adams and Andrew Samuels to Short-Term Agreements, making them available for the club’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match against Austin Bold FC later this evening at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Per MLS rules, clubs may sign players from their USL Championship affiliates to Short-Term Agreements (up to four-day contracts) for U.S. Open Cup, Concacaf Champions League and exhibition matches.
Adams has served as the captain of RGV FC throughout the 2019 USL Championship season and has played in 12 games for the Toros. The defender leads the team with 54 defensive clearances and 26 aerial duels won so far this season.
Samuels was selected with the ninth pick in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2019 MSL SuperDraft by the Houston Dynamo on Jan. 11 and signed to a USL contract with RGV FC on March 7. The University of Maryland product has started 10 games for RGV in his rookie season. Samuels has the second-most defensive interceptions on the team with 16 and his 13 clearances are tied for third-most.