The Houston Dynamo have had a busy offseason as they recently traded for defender Chris Duvall and now have picked up versatile midfielder Tommy McNamara in the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft. With the selection, the Dynamo have acquired the rights to negotiate a contract with McNamara ahead of the 2019 MLS season.
With the 7th pick in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, the Dynamo have selected midfielder Tommy McNamara. pic.twitter.com/0tHa6jtgTI— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) December 20, 2018
McNamara was originally taken in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the now defunct Chivas USA and was picked up by New York City FC in the 2015 Expansion Draft. A fan favorite of NYCFC, McNamara scored 13 goals between 2015 and 2018 in 86 appearances with the Bronx Blues. His most productive year in this period came in 2016 when he started 28 of 30 games scoring 5 goals and assisting on 9.
With the Houston Dynamo participating in CONCACAF Champions League, the US Open Cup, and hopes to rebound in the regular season, McNamara will provide more depth to the midfield and attacking players. McNamara can play centrally as a creative attacking midfielder or be used out wide as a midfielder or winger which should ensure that he gets minutes.
Here’s a teaser of some of the things he’s capable of.
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