Houston Dynamo FC signed midfielder Charles Auguste and selected two players at the 2023 MLS SuperDraft earlier today. Houston also acquired $375,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) following three trades in the first round.
Auguste cleared the waiver wire earlier this year and was eligible on a first-come, first-served basis. The midfielder scored nine goals and tallied three assists in 63 appearances for Creighton University. The Montreal, Quebec, Canada native was the captain for the Bluejays in his senior season and the team reached the semifinals of the 2022 Men’s College Cup. Auguste earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors in his sophomore season and led Creighton to the third round of the 2021 NCAA Men’s College Cup. Internationally, the midfielder represented Haiti at the U-20 level in 2017.
The Dynamo acquired $375,000 in total GAM after completing three trades in the first round of the 2023 MLS SuperDraft. Houston traded the No. 5 overall pick to Vancouver Whitecaps FC for $125,000 in 2023 GAM, 100,000 in 2024 GAM and the 13th overall pick. Houston received $50,000 in 2023 GAM, $50,000 in 2024 GAM and the 27th overall pick from Austin FC for the 13th overall pick moments later. Houston acquired an additional $50,000 from Columbus Crew SC for the No. 27 pick in the final trade of the evening.
Houston selected forwardIsaiah Reid from Clemson University with the No. 34 overall pick. The forward won the 2022 Men’s College Cup with the Tigers and finished his collegiate career with 14 goals and four assists in 64 appearances for Clemson. Reid is a two-time NCAA national champion after scoring a brace in the 2021 national title game.
The Dynamo selected forward Frantz Pierrot from the University of Connecticut with the No. 63 pick. He scored five goals and tallied two assists in 14 appearances for the Huskies. He transferred to UConn from Merrimack College, where he scored 13 goals in 21 games.