As part of the club's Kick Childhood Cancer month celebrations with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Dynamo FC were proud to complete the signing of Honorary Captain Sawyer this past week. A pediatric cancer survivor and former patient MD Anderson, Sawyer will lead the team out for their match tonight against Sporting Kansas City at PNC Stadium.
Prior to his debut, Sawyer was brought to Houston Sports Park to meet his new teammates and be shown his new locker at the facility. A goalkeeper by trade, Sawyer has selected the number nine shirt for Saturday.
Like any other signing, Sawyer was given the full tunnel treatment by his new teammates.
Houston Dash goalkeeping coach Matt Lampson, himself a cancer survivor, was able to meet Sawyer and give him some tips and encouragement before Saturday's big day.