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The Houston Dynamo have the momentum sparked by their new stadium and a defense considered to be among the top units in MLS. Now, they have a new attacking component that they hope is the piece that can put them over the top in their quest to return to the MLS Cup final.
The Dynamo signed Honduran international Oscar Boniek Garcia to a Designated Player deal on Thursday, adding the 27-year-old winger/attacking midfielder from Honduran club Olimpia. Garcia becomes the second DP in Dynamo history after Luis Angel Landin's failed stint with the club in 2009-2010.
Garcia has 67 caps for Honduras and is part of Los Catrachos' World Cup qualifying roster. He'll be eligible for selection when the transfer window opens on June 27, meaning that his potential first game with the Dynamo is the June 30 match against the Philadelphia Union at BBVA Compass Stadium.
"Oscar is a good player, and I have always liked him," Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear said in a team statement. "He is a versatile midfielder and a good athlete and should do well for us. He is a good signing for us and the league."
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