The Houston Dynamo have signed Swedish defender Adam Lundqvist. The team used Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to acquire Lunqvist who will occupy an International roster spot. While the left-footed player primarily plays on defense he also has experience as a central midfielder. The 24-year-old joined IF Elfsborg’s senior squad in 2011. He started out with their U19 team and worked his way up to the senior team. Since signing with the senior team he has scored three goal and 15 assists.
Lundqvist has played in two games for the Swedish National team including his senior debut in January of 2016. He played in 21 games for Sweden’s U21 team. He also played in the 2016 Olympics for the Swedes.
“We are excited to have Adam join the Dynamo because he is very promising left back. Even though he is young, he has already represented Sweden in the Olympics, and he was a starter for IF Elfsborg,” said Dynamo Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera in the team release. “He is excited to come and accept the new challenge of playing for the Houston Dynamo and competing in MLS. Plus, he is excited to learn from DaMarcus Beasley, who has played in four World Cups and has a lot of experience, so that will make for a good opportunity for him.”
The team now has 28 players under contract for the 2018 season.