The Houston Dynamo got a little deeper Monday as the front office was busy making a move prior to the first transfer window closing May 1st. The Dynamo acquired Luis Gil on loan from the Liga MX side Queretaro. To get the deal done the Dynamo had to send Real Salt Lake, who held Gil’s MLS rights, the club’s fourth round pick of the 2019 Superdraft along with future considerations for Gil’s 2018 season rights.
Luis Gil will fit in well in Wilmer Cabrera’s system as he is often utilized as an attacking midfielder, but can also play on the left or right side of the field which should see him get some minutes. Gil is also familiar with MLS as he played for Real Salt Lake between 2010 and 2015 and was sent on loan to Orlando City SC and the Colorado Rapids last year.
When asked about Gil, Wilmer Cabrera said that, “We are happy to bring Luis in because he’s an outstanding player, a U.S. men’s national team caliber player. He’s young, he has a lot of ability and he’s confident, and now his teammates and our club must help him feel comfortable and happy to perform and to display the tools and the game that he has.”
On his national team caliber, he has represented the U.S. at the U-17 level, U-18, U-20, and U-23 and has two appearances with the senior team.
This looks like a pretty inexpensive pickup with plenty of upside. While Gil has bounced around on loan from Queretaro to Orlando, Colorado, and now Houston, he was once one of the rising young players in the league and he’s still just 24. At least he seems to be happy with the move. What are your thoughts?