DaMarcus Beasley is here but where is he coming from? In a career that started in 1999 the 32-year old had played for clubs all over the globe as well as the United States Mens National Team (USMNT). Playing on the left-side, Beasley is a versatile player capable of playing in the midfield and on defense with amazing speed.
A native of Indiana, Beasley was a part of the IMG academy in Flordia in his youth. He won the Silver Ball in the 1999 FIFA U-17 Youth World Championship. He was part of the Olympic qualifying but was left off the roster for the 2000 Olympics. As part of the U-20s he played every minute of the U-20 World Cup.
In 1999 Beasley signed with MLS when he was just 16 years, 10 months old making him at the time the youngest player to ever sign with the league. Allocated to the LA Galaxy he was soon traded to the Chicago Fire. The head coach at the time was Bob Bradley who would later become coach of the USMNT. He spent 4.5 seasons with the Fire scoring 14 goals and 20 assists.
PSV Eindhoven was Beasley's next stop after PSV paid a $2.5million transfer fee in July of 2004. While playing in the Eredivisie Beasley scored 10 goals in 59 games. He became the only USMNT player to appear in the Champions League semi-finals in 2005. In 2006 he went on a season long loan to Manchester City. He was injured soon after arriving but went on to play 18 games that season and scoring 3 times.
Beasley's next stop was in Scotland playing for the Rangers. In three years with the club he scored just four goals and only played 29 games. He played little with the team during the team in the 2009-2010 season. Between PSV and Rangers Beasley has appeared in 22 UEFA Champions League games.
He signed with Hannover in 2010 but played just four games for the German team. After his time with Hannover it was reported that Beasley was deciding between returning to MLS or going to play in Mexico. Beasley ending up heading to Liga MX to play for Puebla. Playing in 89 games for the Mexican side he scored twelve goals.
Beasley has had a long career with the USMNT with over 100 caps and four World Cups to his name. He debuted for the senior squad in 2001 and has played at least one game for the national team every year since. He has 17 goals and 13 assists for the national team. Beasley played in all three games of the 2002 World Cup for the US. He was a part of the disappointing 2006 World Cup team. Playing on the 2010 World Cup team under Bob Bradley, Beasley only made one substitute appearance. In the 2014 World Cup he surprised a number of fans with his high level of play in the back for the US.
Beasley joins the Dynamo at a time when they are just four points out of a playoff spot. However, the team has a -19 goal differential and has been poor on defense all season. After his showing at the World Cup many fans, and perhaps the team, have faith that Beasley can help right the ship in Houston.