With the Major League Soccer season restarting this week, the Dynamo have made what could be the first of many moves this summer. Today Houston announced the acquisition of midfielder Wilfried Zahibo from the New England Revolution in exchange for midfielder Tommy McNamara. The Dynamo gained and international roster spot in the deal that also sent $150,000 of General Allocation Money in 2020 and $25,000 of GAM in 2021 to New England.
Zahibo, who was born in France and plays internationally for the Central African Republic, played 58 games for the Revolution, tallying 5 goals and 5 assists. The 26 year old was named to the MLS All Star team in 2018. Before joining MLS in 2018, Zahibo spent time at Ajaccio, Fuenlabrada, Valencia, and Gimnastic.
“As we prepare for the restart of the season we are pleased to add Wilfried to our roster to strengthen our midfield,” said Dynamo Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan. “We are confident that his physical presence, ability to cover ground, and quality on the ball will create a healthy competition within our group.”
McNamara finishes his Dynamo career with 2 goals and 3 assists in 37 appearances.
The Dynamo return to league play on Friday, August 21 against FC Dallas at BBVA Stadium.