Jaqua "close" to Houston return

Jaqua "close" to Houston return

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Jaqua "close" to Houston return

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Nate Jaqua is in advanced discussions with Major League Soccer about a new contract, with a team source confirming the negotiations and another source saying the two sides are "close" to a deal that would return Jaqua to the Houston Dynamo, which he helped win MLS Cup last season.

Jaqua left MLS on a free transfer after last season and spent half a season with Austrian club SCR Altach. He scored five goals 10 matches for the Austrian Bundesliga strugglers before becoming a free agent again.

The Dynamo could sure use Jaqua’s services. The defending champions have scored just 17 goals in 16 matches, second fewest in the Western Conference and fourth fewest in MLS. Jaqua produced six goals and two assists in 15 regular season matches for Houston last season and could slide right next to Brian Ching in the starting lineup.

Jaqua isn’t the only target on the Dynamo’s radar. Houston is poised to make one or two moves this summer in order to bolster the squad and could add two forwards (with Jaqua being one) in the upcoming transfer window.

What do you think of Jaqua returning to Houston? Could he be the missing link to helping revive a flat Dynamo attack? Share your thoughts below.

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