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Dynamo Debut MLS Draft 2011 Picks and Academy Signings

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The Houston Dynamo held a press conference today to introduce four new players to the media. Houston's two MLS SuperDraft picks, Kofi Sarkodie and Will Bruin were in attendance, along with Academy signees Josue Soto and Alex Dixon.

Team president Chris Canetti and head coach Dominic Kinnear both made brief comments and answered questions from the media. They made it clear they are pleased with the new players so far but the work is not done in building the 2011 roster. Here are some of the important points:


  • "Very satisfied with roster moves so far, still work to be done" 
  • "Achieved what we set out to do, get younger and more athletic" 
  • "Not under pressure to sign a Designated Player...type of player, how they fit in to the team personally and tactically along with economics must all fit. A DP signing is more likely to occur in the summer."
  • "Still need some more players on the roster, we are in talks...we're not a complete team yet, look for trialist and new signings during the pre-season"
We also learned the jersey numbers for the four new signings. Sarkodie will wear #8, Bruin #12, Soto #18 and Dixon #19.