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Alejandro Fuenmayor joins Oakland Roots

The Venezuelan center backs moves on from Houston and joins the USL Championship club.

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Having only played in 3 matches in the 2021 season and a total of 16 appearances in the last three seasons, it seemed unlikely that Alejandro Fuenmayor would be back with the Dynamo for a fifth season. This was confirmed on Wednesday when Fuenmayor signed with USL Championship side Oakland Roots.

“Alejandro is someone I know very well,” said Roots Head Coach Juan Guerra. “He understands how much work and sacrifice are involved in building the right culture. He has won important things and I know is hungry for much more.”

Fuenmayor joined the Houston Dynamo during the 2018 season after a successful spell in the Venezuelan topflight with Carabobo FC. His raw talent and fearless mentality helped him to quickly adapt to the MLS style of play. He started in 21 games out of 22 appearances in 2018. Fuenmayor went on to be a consistent player for the club en route to winning the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

However, after such a strong season, he was relegated to the bench the following year and his appearances dropped each season after that. Fuenmayor ends his Houston Dynamo career playing a total of 38 league games and scoring 3 goals with the club.

Fuenmayor took to Twitter this morning to say goodbye and thank the Dynamo.