The Dynamo have reportedly made a trade with in-state rivals FC Dallas, acquiring attacker Fafa Picault. Houston is sending $275,000 in general allocation money to Frisco in exchange for the 29 year old. Both Lester Gretsch and Glenn Davis have reported the transaction.
Sources tell me the @HoustonDynamo have acquired FW @Fafagoal23 from @FCDallas in exchange for $275,000 in GAM. The breakdown is 200k in 2021 and 75k in 2022, plus performance-based incentives. Official announcement coming soon.— Lester Grötsch (@LesterDeportes) December 17, 2020
Sources have told me the @HoustonDynamo have traded $275,000 in GAM to @FCDallas for Fafa Picault. #SoccerMatters— Glenn Davis (@GlennDavisSoc) December 17, 2020
Picault scored 3 goals in 18 appearances for Dallas in 2020, his only season in north Texas. Prior to last season he spent 3 years with the Philadelphia Union, tallying 21 goals in 89 appearances for the club.
Before playing in MLS, Picault spent time in NASL with the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He also spent time overseas at Sparta Prague and FC St. Pauli.
Picault, who is of Haitian descent, has 2 caps for the US Men’s National Team, both in 2016 under Jurgen Klinsmann.
With Mauro Manotas and Alberth Elis both gone, Picault will look to slot in to a Dynamo attack with the likes of Christian Ramirez, Darwin Quintero, and Ariel Lassiter.