The Houston Dynamo are gearing up for the summer transfer window having made a trade that provides them with flexibility to make a quality signing and stability moving into next season. The Dynamo traded the top slot in this year’s Allocation Ranking to D. C. United in exchange for the #9 position in Allocation Ranking, $100,000 in General Allocation Money, $75,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, and a 2018 International roster slot.
D. C. United were able to use the top spot in Allocation Ranking to sign forward Deshorn Brown, who recently played with the Tampa Bay Rowdies and had a successful stint between 2013 and 2015 with the Colorado Rapids.
The Dynamo meanwhile are poised to make a quality signing with the money from this trade and they still have an open Designated Player slot available. To provide context for what $175,000 can get you in MLS, Corey Roepken of the Houston Chronicle reminded users on twitter that this was the same amount the Dynamo traded to the LA Galaxy in exchange for A. J. DeLaGarza.
Perspective on the $175K of allocation money:— Corey Roepken (@RipSports) June 20, 2017
That is the same amount Dynamo traded to LA Galaxy to get A.J. DeLaGarza.
General Manager Matt Jordan has also been scouting players in South America with trips to Argentina and Paraguay. Signing an international player is possible as the Dynamo waived Spanish center back Agus earlier this year. The 2018 International roster slot provides the Dynamo with the ability to keep their roster together without making another trade for an International roster slot. One of their International slots expires before the start of next season so getting one for next year was a good move by the Dynamo front office.
With the summer transfer window opening July 10th, the Dynamo now have the space and cash to make a signing that can take this team to the next level.