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Houston Dynamo Re-Sign Defender DaMarcus Beasley

DaMarcus Beasley and the Houston Dynamo have agreed to a new deal to bring back the veteran defender for 2018

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Dynamo announced today that they have agreed to a new deal with USMNT legend and veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley to keep Beasley in orange for his fifth season. The 35 year old defender has kept most of his speed and is a natural fit in Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera’s counterattacking style of offense. Beasley also recently won the MLS Fair Play Award for not drawing a single disciplinary card in 2017 and for committing the fewest number of fouls among the Dynamo back line.

While many believe Dylan Remick to be the heir apparent to the left back position, having the two on the roster together gives the Dynamo quality depth at a position that is not always easy to fill. Beasley is known to have the occasional injury bout and having Remick behind him allows fans not to worry.

The Dynamo have been active this offseason shoring up their defense as they’ve re-signed A. J. DeLaGarza, signed Venezuelan center back Alejandro Fuenmayor, and signed goalkeeper Chris Seitz. The club still needs to find a suitable replacement at right back while DeLaGarza continues to heal from his ACL injury, but they’ve shown that they’re taking steps to address the area of the park they’ve been most exploited.

With players like Juan David Cabezas and Tomas Martinez in midfield and Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto (and Cubo or Manotas) up top, this team is starting to fill out well ahead of the 2018 season.