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Dynamo announce roster moves ahead of 2019 season

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The Houston Dynamo have announced a number of roster moves as the club begins preparations for the 2019 season.


The club picked up contract options on 10 players for the 2019 season: MF Eric Bird, MF Juan David Cabezas, DF A.J. DeLaGarza, MF Boniek García, DF Kevin Garcia, DF Adam Lundkvist, GK Michael Nelson, FW Romell Quioto, MF Memo Rodriguez and GK Joe Willis.


The club declined contract options on six players: DF Conor Donovan, DF Leonardo, DF Adolfo Machado, DF Dylan Remick, DF Jared Watts and FW Mac Steeves.


Four players’ contracts expired following the conclusion of the 2018 season: MF Arturo Alvarez, DF DaMarcus Beasley, DF Philippe Senderos and DF Andrew Wenger.


Finally, the loan for MF Luis Gil (Querétaro FC, Mexico) is set to expire on December 31.


“We’d like to thank our group for their hard work and commitment this season, which resulted in winning the U.S. Open Cup, our club’s third championship,” said Dynamo Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan. “We have a strong core returning and are currently in discussions with several players from last year’s roster while continually looking to strengthen the team in preparation for the 2019 season.”


Including the players already under contract and those whose contract options were picked up, the Dynamo currently have 20 players under contract.


HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CURRENTLY UNDER CONTRACT

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
No.
Name
Pos.
MLS Exp.
Age
Ht.
Wt.
FIFA Nationality
2 
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
No.
Name
Pos.
MLS Exp.
Age
Ht.
Wt.
FIFA Nationality
5
Juan David Cabezas
MF
2
26
6-0
175
Colombia
6
Eric Alexander
MF
11
30
6-1
165
USA
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
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

TRANSACTIONS: The Houston Dynamo picked up 2019 contract options on MF Eric Bird, MF Juan David Cabezas, DF A.J. DeLaGarza, MF Boniek García, DF Kevin Garcia, DF Adam Lundkvist, GK Michael Nelson, FW Romell Quioto, MF Memo Rodriguez and GK Joe Willis. The club declined 2019 contract options on DF Conor Donovan, DF Leonardo, DF Adolfo Machado, DF Dylan Remick, DF Jared Watts and FW Mac Steeves.