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:
@papabear1331 According to the Honduran press, yes. They looked at him in the winter and they jumped back in about four days ago.— Darrell Lovell (@DarrellLovell) August 6, 2013
Also of value in this conversation is this MLSsoccer.com rumor, posted on 30 December of last year.