From time to time, it's nice to check in on some former players that once donned the orange. Last season, the Dynamo's two most prolific losses were forward Mac Kandji and defender Andre Hainault. Both jumped continents to pursue dreams of playing overseas and both look to be content with their success. Additionally, former Dynamo midfielder and Homegrown Player Josue Soto seems to have found a home in a fun place to work this year.
Let's see what the fellas have been up to.
Former Dynamo striker Mac Kandji is on the move again after a successful run in the Greek Football League. Kandji was with Kalloni FC in the second division and scored six goals in 19 appearances to help them earn promotion to the Greek Superleague. Kalloni FC won their final four matches and finished third in the table with a 20-13-7 record. Although his club was promoted, Kandji announced he would be changing clubs to Levadiakos FC of the Greek Super League when the new Greek season begins.
Kandji will have some work to do with his new club as it was not as fortunate as his last. Levadiakos finished 11th in the table (of 16 teams) with a 9-7-14 record.
Meanwhile, over in Scotland, Andre Hainault finished the season on a high note for Ross County after a slow start. Hainault was finally able to break into the starting lineup and secure a spot in the Staggies lineup. Reports from overseas are linking him to a contract renewal with Ross County.
The highlight for the season for Hainault was surely this 10 yard volley for Ross County's only goal against rival Inverness. Now we'll wait and see if Hainault returns to the Staggies or plies his trade elsewhere.
Chivas USA has been the center of silly headlines this year, but former Dynamo Homegrown Player Josue Soto looks to have found a home with the goats. Soto, who apparently emailed his resume to Jose Luis Sanchez Sola (aka El Chelis), was invited to preseason camp and earned a contract shortly before the MLS season began.
Soto appears to be playing well, evidenced by The Goal Parade voting him the Player of the Month for May 2013. The votes are from the fans and readers of the site and the article says it was a landslide victory.
With El Chelis out only time will tell if Soto will continue to be in the plans for the Rojiblancos, but it's certainly nice to see him having a successful start to 2013.
Finally, while Calum Elliot never found a home in Houston, the big striker has made a couple of moves since his preseason trial ended. After leaving the Dynamo camp, Elliot signed for Alloa Athletic F.C. in the Scottish second division. He went on to score four goals while with Alloa.
It appeared Elliot was content and would continue on with Alloa, but reports say contract negotiations weren't handled properly on Elliot's side. Elliot reportedly agreed to a deal with Alloa, but then entered into negotiations with Raith Rovers in the Scottish first division. In the end, Elliot officially joined Raith, but the move definitely left a bad taste in his former clubs mouth.