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Decline options on Ricardo Clark, A.J. DeLaGarza and Tyler Deric.

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After tearing his ACL at the end of the season the Houston Dynamo have declined their option on AJ DeLaGarza’s contract.
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Tuesday, the Houston Dynamo announced their roster moves with the end of the 2017 season. The team declined contract options on some mainstays like Boniek Garcia and Ricardo Clark.

They picked up contract options on seven players for the 2018 season while declining options for eleven players. There are five players who had contracts expired at the conclusion of the season. The loans for Juan David Cabezas (Deportivo Cali, Colombia) and FW Alberth Elis (CF Monterrey, Mexico) are set to expire on December 31 and Houston has until then to negotiate a full transfer or extend the loan for each player.

Just because contracts have expired or the Dynamo declined to pick up contract options does not mean we won’t see those players in orange again. The team is still in talks with some of the players looking to work out new deals with them.

Contract Options Picked Up:

DF Kevin Garcia

DF Leonardo

DF George Malki

MF Charlie Ward

MF Memo Rodriguez

DF Philippe Senderos

FW Andrew Wenger

Declined Contract Option:

DF Jalil Anibaba

GK Calle Brown

DF A.J. DeLaGarza

GK Tyler Deric

MF José Escalante

MF Joe Holland

DF Taylor Hunter

MF Christian Lucatero

FW Vicente Sánchez

Expired Contracts:

MF Alex

MF Eric Alexander

DF DaMarcus Beasley

DF Dylan Remick

GK Joe Willis

Remaining Players on Roster (No change):

DF Adolfo Machado

MF Tomás Martínez

FW Erick Torres

FW Romell Quioto

FW Mauro Manotas