The Houston Dynamo front office are still doing work even on Christmas Eve as they just announced the signing of center back Aljaž Struna from Serie B side Palermo. Struna, a native of Slovenia, will complete the transfer pending the receipt of his P-1 Visa, International Transfer Certificate, and a medical.
Merry Christmas, we got you a center back! #ForeverOrange pic.twitter.com/fu6g85putW— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) December 24, 2018
Dynamo Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera described Struna as a top defender for his club and country. One of Matt Jordan’s targets this offseason was in central defense and they believe they now have a player that will shore up what was a leaky back line last season.
The offseason has been very active with a number of players being signed and scouted by the Dynamo and Struna becomes the latest signing for Houston. The Dynamo added depth behind Juan David Cabezas recently when they picked up Matías Vera. They also picked up the versatile attacking midfielder/winger Tommy McNamara and traded for right back depth when they acquired Chris Duvall from the Montreal Impact. It remains to be seen whether these are the missing pieces we could have used last season, but the organization is clearly targeting the right areas to improve and create depth. What do you think of the signing? Let us know in the comments below.