Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley and the Houston Dynamo have agreed to terms on a contract a month before the 2017 season will begin.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the return of DaMarcus to the Houston Dynamo,” said Dynamo Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan. “His quality as a player, leadership in the locker room, and winning mentality will be important for our group, particularly with as many new faces as we’ve brought into the team this year.”
Beasley, 34, will be entering his fourth season with the Dynamo, since joining them midway through the 2014 campaign. Beasley started in 24 games for the Dynamo last year.
“I feel that DaMarcus is the best left back in the country, and he not only has experience but also has a great level of talent,” said Dynamo Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera. “He can continue to bring that level to the team and to his teammates, and he’s motivated to do that. We’re really excited to have him back, and hopefully he starts to have an impact on the field and off of it right away.”
The Dynamo open the 2017 season on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. CST against the defending MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC at BBVA Compass Stadium.