Dynamo announce contract extensions

Dynamo announce contract extensions
December 12, 2012, 3:45 pm
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The Houston Dynamo announced contract extensions for four players on Wednesday. They are midfielders Brad Davis and Adam Moffat and goalkeepers Tally Hall and Tyler Deric.

“I am very happy that these four players decided to re-sign and stay in Houston,” said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. “It makes us a stronger team for many years to come.”

“All four of these players are key pieces to our team,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “It’s great to know that we have them secured under contract into the future. I look forward to watching them perform and contribute in 2013 and beyond.”

Dynamo team captain, 31-year-old Davis, has been with the club since it arrived in Houston in 2006 and was recently voted the team MVP for the fourth straight season. He was the 2011 MLS MVP runner-up was named to his fifth All-Star team in 2012.

Scotland native, 26-year-old Moffat, joined the Dynamo in July 2011 in a trade from the Portland Timbers. He set career-highs with 22 starts and three assists in the regular season. The central midfielder has started all ten playoff games since his arrival and won the team’s Play of the Year Award with the sensational goal he scored from 30 yards against Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Dynamo’s two-time Ironman of the Year, 27-year-old Hall, has excelled since gaining the starting goalkeeper position at the start of 2011. After making the All-Star team last season, Hall set an individual franchise record with 12 regular season shutouts in 2012. The San Diego State product helped lead the Dynamo to the MLS Cup Final the past two seasons with a 6-3-1 mark as a postseason starter, with three shutouts. 

Deric, is a Klein High School product and is the first Dynamo academy player signed to a homegrown contract.   

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