HOUSTON - OCTOBER 10: Geoff Cameron #20 of the Houston Dynamo hustles the ball up the field against the New England Revolution at Robertson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
I'm hearing rumors about a few upcoming roster moves from the Dynamo. Nothing is confirmed as of yet and there is always the chance that things could change, but the news is interesting enough to at least mention.
First, the chances are good that Corey Ashe and Dominic Oduro are done in Houston. Both players are out of contract and have apparently balked at offers from the team. I had speculated that the lack of contracts were the prime reason these two players were left unprotected by the team for today's expansion draft and it appears that was definitely the case. We know for a fact that Ashe was making noise about his contract situation and I think it's safe to assume that his comments on local radio didn't go over to well.
Midfielder Geoff Cameron is close to signing a new contract that would keep him in Houston for the foreseeable future. Cameron is entering the final year of his current contract and keeping him in orange was a major priority for the team. If the rumors about a new contract are true, this is a huge first step for the Dynamo in turning things around in 2011.
This is likely only the beginning for what is sure to be a busy off season for the team. Once we get confirmation or official news on these stories, we'll be sure to let you know. Until then, the focus moves to today's expansion draft where I don't expect any Dynamo players to be selected, but we shall see.