Former Houston Dynamo midfielder Ricardo Clark will be returning to Houston this week to sign a one-day contract and retire with the Dynamo. Clark, who last played for Columbus Crew SC in the 2019 season, will return to BBVA Stadium on Wednesday to sign and make his retirement official.
Clark moved to Houston with the original San Jose Earthquakes in 2006 and won two MLS Cups with the Dynamo. The Atlanta native moved to Europe for 3 seasons before returning to Houston in 2012. Clark helped lead the Dynamo to the Western Conference Finals in 2017, his final season with the club. He spent the last two seasons of his career in Columbus.
If anyone is a Dynamo legend, it’s Rico. Clark made 253 appearances for Houston, scoring 28 goals. The term fan-favorite can often be thrown around but that is exactly what Rico was. From his tenacious play in the midfield, to his leadership, (to that kick in Frisco), Clark was the epitome of Forever Orange.
But, don’t worry if you think this is the end of Clark with the Dynamo. After finishing his MLS career this past fall, Rico has jumped right in to his next profession. Clark has started his coaching career and is currently coaching with the Dynamo Academy. We want to wish Ricardo all the best in his retirement and in his new job.