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Miranda, Rocha Set to Part Ways with the Dynamo

Leonel Miranda and David Rocha say farewell to the Bayou City

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Dynamo now have a few spots on the roster that they can fill up during the Summer Transfer Window as offseason acquisition David Rocha and Leonel Miranda will depart from the Dynamo organization. According to the report, David Rocha is set to return to Spain in order to be closer to his family while Leonel Miranda's loan from C.A. Independiente expired and terms for an extension could not be agreed upon.

Rocha was brought in initially to provide central midfielder Ricardo Clark with a partner in Owen Coyle's 4-2-3-1 formation, but failed to impress in his four appearances (no starts) while being outcompeted for playing time by both Alex Lima and Collen Warner. Despite failing to make regular first team appearances, he had played well during the US Open Cup.

Miranda provided wing versatility to the club as he could play on the left or right side and he was incredibly effective at spreading the field. Although not a regular starter, Miranda had plenty of them under his belt during his Dynamo tenure in which he accumulated 3 league goals in 32 appearances.

Although the depth hurts to some degree, specifically Miranda's departure, it allows the Dynamo to hit the transfer market and spend. The Dynamo have opened up a few international slots by seeing Miranda and Rocha leave the club which should expand Matt Jordan and the rest of the front office's selections for replacements.