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Alexander Lopez to Houston Dynamo? Updates as they happen!

Midfielder, Alexander Lopez of Olimpia is on his way to the Houston Dynamo according to @Total_MLS.

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Alex Lopez transfer saga finally at an end

With a day to go before the transfer window closes, the Houston Dynamo have finally completed a move for Honduran midfielder Alexander Lopez. While Dynamo fans have made a lot of noise in the days since Clint Dempsey went to Seattle, this move had actually been in the minds of Dom Kinnear and Chris Canetti for nearly a year. With the saga over, Dynamo Theory can finally show how it all played out.

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Young DP designation for Lopez per Darrell Lovell

@DarrellLovell goes above and beyond confirmation, and brings us news that Alex Lopez is our second Designated Player signing, and will indeed be classified as a young DP. Young Designated Players only hit the cap for $150k when brought in mid-season.

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Canetti confirms Alex Lopez is a Houston Dynamo

And Chris Canetti goes and breaks it into super-official can't be any more serious, we've done and signed him and delivered him to the Houston Dynamo. Kudos the Front Office for getting this deal done.

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Alex Lopez: As official as it gets!

Confirmation came in from none other than Jose de Jesus Ortiz, the beat writer for the Houston Dynamo from the Houston Chronicle via Twitter. He said the deal is done, and the announcement will happen later today.

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Alex Lopez is OFFICIALLY a Houston Dynamo

According to Houston Chronicle writer, Jose de Jesus Ortiz, the deal is finalized and Alexander Lopez is officially a Houston Dynamo. The deal will be announced later today. The transfer fee is estimated to be roughly $1 million for the Honduran National Team player.

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Lopez to Dynamo confirmed by second source?

If this page is any indication (and if the Google Translate of the page is accurate), it looks like someone else from Honduras has leaked the official transfer of Alexander Lopez to the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer.

"We gave Alex the opportunity to go abroad, I think it is a boy who has a very big potential in this country will find a lot of support, especially since there is Oscar Garcia, who has been very successful in that team, "explained Rafael Ferrari, president of the institution dawn.

The boss of tetracampeón addressed the issue of other potential exports.

"There posibildades Roger Rojas go to the University of Chile, although the meringues directivode explains:" There is nothing set, but if an opportunity we will give, I think all the players have the possibility Olimpia , we have exported the most players in my era and they have the right to improve, "he added.

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Olimpia VP confirms transfer of Alex Lopez?

If the Google Translation of this page is any indication, the transfer negotiations are nearing their completion (no surprise there).

Osman Madrid, Olimpia Sports vice president, confirmed that the wheel Alexander Lopez has been transferred to Houston Dynamo in MLS.

"The player has been sold permanently, will be traveling in the coming days to join his new club. President (Rafael Ferrari) will talk later and will release more details," said Madrid.

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Alex Lopez Video

As we wait for more news to break, here is a video to keep you all entertained. Keep watching Dynamo Theory as we bring you updates as we get them. Transfer window closes tomorrow for MLS, so a deal must be made in the next 48 hours.


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No moves to follow Lopez

Folks, it looks likely based on this article from MLSSoccer.com that the only move we will see before the close of the Major League Soccer transfer window will be Alexander (Alex) Lopez transferring to the club.

Houston have an international slot open after their release of Luiz Camargo earlier this summer. Canetti told MLSsoccer.com that there are no secondary moves on the horizon.

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Chronicle's Ortiz: Dynamo close to signing Lopez

While the piece that Houston Chronicle writer Jose de Jesus Ortiz has written doesn't add that much to what we already know, it does have some little points that have so far been missing. Ortiz writes that sources say that the talks are far enough along that "barring an unexpected breakdown," the Dynamo should have the deal complete before the transfer window closes on Thursday - and that Lopez could be in the mix as soon as the match against Seattle next weekend.

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Know thy target: A bit on Alex Lopez

This afternoon, it became known that the Houston Dynamo are once again in talks with Honduran club Olimpia with regards to midfielder Alex Lopez. They seem more substantial this time around, and as such, Dynamo Theory would like to give you all a bit of a primer on Lopez.

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Darrell Lovell on Lopez talks, via MLSsoccer.com

For those of you who haven't read it yet, here's a link to Darrell Lovell's article on MLSsoccer.com. He expands a bit on what he's tweeted and also confirms that this is more along the lines of renewing talks.

It's more or less stuff we already knew, but the article at least puts it all up in one place where it's easy to follow. Dynamo Theory will have a little more information on Alex Lopez as the evening goes on.

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Canetti "optimistic" Dynamo will sign Lopez

Another quick update:

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Dynamo have been "close" to signing Lopez before.

While the rumor of Alex Lopez's signing is surely welcome news to Dynamo fans, it is worth remembering that this sort of thing has happened before. When Darrell Lovell's tweet went up, Twitter user @papabear1331 brought up a good point. His question can be seen above Lovell's response:

Also of value in this conversation is this MLSsoccer.com rumor, posted on 30 December of last year.

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Darrell Lovell confirms deal in works for Lopez

Darrell Lovell is keeping hope alive for Dynamo fans! Lopez to Houston ongoing and in the works!

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Honduran media confirms, Lopez to Houston

Anytime the Honduran media picks it up, you can start to have hope. Believe!

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Deal not done? Alex Lopez major target for Dynamo

Alexander Lopez deal is being worked on according to Darrell Lovell from Twitter.

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