First there was talk on ESPN Deportes Radio this morning that a deal between the Houston Dynamo and forward Carlo Costly was done and the team was awaiting visa paperwork to be approved to make the announcement.
Now a report from the website Rumbo claiming the deal is indeed done and that Costly will be joining the Dynamo for at least the remainder of the 2011 season and not as a designated player.
Sources close to the Houston Dynamo say the Honduran striker Carlo Costly has reached an agreement with the team to play at least the rest of the season...According to reports obtained by RUMBO, the team will not Costly labeled Designated Player.
Interesting. Sounds like a loan deal that will be re-evaluated at the end of the season. If that's the case, it works for me since it shouldn't mean a long term financial impact on the salary cap for the Dynamo should things not work out. I imagine any new deal for next season would mean more money for Costly and the possibility of a DP label, but that's just me speculating.
We'll have to wait and see if the Dynamo release anything official today but it's beginning to look more and more like a much needed reinforcement up front could be on the way.