Houston Dynamo FC re-sign veteran defender Maynor Figueroa

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signing

Houston Dynamo FC have re-signed veteran defender Maynor Figueroa for the 2021 season with a membership choice for 2022, the membership introduced Wednesday.

The Honduran international returns for his third season with the Dynamo after first signing with Houston on Jan. 30, 2019. The defender, who scored twice, began in 19 video games for the Dynamo in 2020 and led the membership in blocks (20), clearances (73) and interceptions (41) in his sixth Major League Soccer season.

“Maynor is a gradual veteran presence who helps set the tone for our group every day, and we’re happy to welcome him back for the 2021 season,” Dynamo senior vice president and normal manager Matt Jordan said in an announcement.

The 37-year-old, who was out of contract following the 2020 season, is likely one of the most seasoned players on the Dynamo roster with greater than 17 years of expertise for membership and country. For Honduras, Figueroa has been capped 162 occasions and competed within the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

He’s coming into his seventh season in Major League Soccer after beforehand competing for the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas.

“Maynor is the last word skilled and a great instance for all players on and off the field,” Dynamo head coach Tab Ramos said. “He’s coming off one other stable season and we’re excited to have him back.” 

The Dynamo have centered on central defense in the course of the offseason, buying Tim Parker in a commerce with the New York Red Bulls and deciding on Technology adidas signing Ethan Bartlow No. 6 total within the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

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