HOUSTON – Houston Dynamo FC selected midfielder Joe Corona in the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Process earlier today.
By selecting Corona in Stage Two of the Re-Entry Process, the Dynamo obtain the exclusive right to negotiate a contract with the midfielder for the 2021 season.
Corona was picked by Austin FC in the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft on Dec. 16; however, he was eligible for selection in today’s Re-Entry Process since he did not sign a contract with the expansion side and did not opt out of the Re-Entry Process.
Houston must extend Corona a genuine offer by Dec. 29; and if both sides don’t reach an agreement the Dynamo will retain the Right of First Refusal for the midfielder in MLS.
The 30-year-old spent the 2019 and 2020 MLS seasons with the LA Galaxy where he scored two goals and added three assists in 49 appearances for the club across all competitions. The midfielder began his professional career with Club Tijuana in 2010 and won the 2012-2013 Apertura title. After five years with Club Tijuana the midfielder joined C.D. Veracruz on loan.
Corona spent two seasons with Dorados de Sinaloa from 2015-16 before rejoining Club Tijuana from 2016-18. He moved to Mexican giants Club America for two seasons before briefly rejoining Club Tijuana and then moving to the LA Galaxy in MLS ahead of the 2019 season.
The Los Angeles native has earned 23 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team, most recently appearing in a 1-1 draw with France in June 2018.
TRANSACTION: Houston Dynamo FC select midfielder Joe Corona in Stage Two of the 2020 MLS Re-Entry Process.