It’s no secret that the Houston Dynamo need a goalkeeper. This offseason they’ve let go of homegrown keeper Tyler Deric and traded fan favorite Joe Willis, leaving Michael Nelson, who’s never played in an MLS game, as the only keeper on the roster. Last week, there was reports that the Dynamo tried to add Vaclav Hladky, a goalkeeper playing in Scotland, however it seems as though talks have broken down with his current club, St. Mirren, and it is unlikely the Czech keeper will be in Orange in February.
With that news, the Dynamo have moved on quickly and is now looking across the border instead of across the pond.
William Yarbrough has played in Mexico since 2010 and for the Mexican club Leon since 2013, making 159 appearances. Yarbrough has been Leon’s starting keeper for the majority of his time with the club until late 2018 when the club acquired Rodolfo Cota and relegated Yarbrough to the bench. Yarbrough also has some experience playing for the US Men’s National Team making three appearances, last in October 2016.
With Yarbrough on the bench he has become more attainable and it seems as though the Dynamo will try to attain him via loan. Even with his potential addition, there’s a good chance the 30-year old won’t be the only goalkeeper that Matt Jordan will be looking to add.