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Dynamo Sign Defender Jermaine Taylor

As many Dynamo fans have hoped, the team has officially signed Jamaican international defender Jermaine Taylor.

Since MLS keeps transfer and contract information so secret that even WikiLeaks couldn't get us the information, we don't know any details. What we do know however is that once Taylor receives his international transfer certificate and P-1 visa, he'll be a part of the Houston Dynamo and occupy one of the team's international roster spots.

Taylor is a 26-year old central defender with 37 caps for the Jamaica national team who most recently played every minute of Jamaica's run to the 201 Caribbean Cup. The Dynamo coaches saw Taylor while on a scouting trip at the tournament and the connection with Lovel Palmer likely helped the team sell Taylor on coming to Houston.

"We saw Jermaine at the Digicel Cup and in a friendly against Costa Rica," Dominic Kinnear said. "He's a good defender, he's good on the ball, and he's good in the air. I think he's a player who can be a good defender in this league."

The central defense position was one of the target spots for the Dynamo in the off-season and with the addition of Hunter Freeman, Kofi Sarkodie and Jordan Graye, Houston's defense has been significantly upgraded.

Position: Defender
Height: 5'10" Weight: 180 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 14, 1985
Birthplace: Portland, Jamaica
Hometown: Portland, Jamaica
Citizenship: Jamaica
Last Club: St. George's (Jamaica)
How Acquired: Transferred from St. George's on February 16, 2011

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