On Friday, the Houston Dynamo made a roster move: they waived oft-injured center back Agus, a Spaniard who has not played a minute this year after making eight starts in 2016. Having turned 32 last month, he didn’t seem to have had much of a future role with the Dynamo, so the move wasn’t completely surprising.
It did, however, fuel the very reasonable speculation about an upcoming summer Dynamo move: it freed up a valuable international slot, of which the Dynamo had zero prior to the move. Guess what Dynamo technical director and general manager Matt Jordan is doing right now?
By waiving Agus, Dynamo free up one international spot.— Corey Roepken (@RipSports) June 9, 2017
Potentially related, GM Matt Jordan is currently on a scouting trip in Argentina.
Coinciding with this transaction, it was reported by Metro’s Kristian Dyer on Friday that some MLS teams are interested in 24-year old Colombian-international center attacking midfielder Juan Quintero, who plays on loan with Colombian club Independiente Medellin on loan from Portuguese juggernaut FC Porto.
The Dynamo’s biggest current roster need is probably a true No. 10, and Quintero appears to fit that bill. He has experience with his national team — a goal in 13 caps, three World Cup appearances, and he was a part of their Rio Olympics squad — and he’s played for French Ligue 1 club Rennes and Italian Serie A side Pescara.
Don’t get too hyped on this guy, as Jordan is in Argentina, not Colombia, but given the free international spot and the need for a No. 10 this summer, it’s safe to expect a South American addition this summer. Quintero certainly looks enticing.