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MLS Ticker: Dynamo finalize Costly move, Rodgers still hurting and more

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After a long search, the Houston Dynamo have added a forward that they hope can bring stability and consistent goalscoring to their front line.

Honduran striker Carlos Costly has officially joined the Dynamo on loan from Mexican club Atlas through the end of the season. The 29-year-old Costly has scored 18 times in 48 caps for Honduras, and there's a chance he's available for this weekend's match with the Philadelphia Union, pending the approval of his P-1 visa and arrival of his international transfer certificate. Costly might not be the only signing Houston makes, either.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the club is on the verge of announcing the capture of 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Luiz Camargo.

Here are a couple of more items from around MLS:


New York Red Bulls and U.S. national team forward Juan Agudelo is sure to get the lion's share of minutes aside Thierry Henry for the foreseeable future.

Luke Rodgers has been ruled out for at least the next three weeks, and possibly the remainder of the season, with a nagging heel injury that may require surgery.

He will be reevaluated before the team determines whether surgery is necessary. If he has to go that route, then his breakout season, during which he has scored six goals and assisted on three others, will come to an end.


New England Revolution Designated Player Milton Caraglio received his international transfer certificate and will be available for selection against Chivas USA on Saturday, the club announced on its official Twitter feed.

The 22-year-old Argentine could be in for more minutes right away than perhaps previously expected, as Revolution striker Rajko Lekic is nursing a toe injury that could force Caraglio into a bigger role in his debut.


What do you think of the Dynamo's moves? Do you think Agudelo will rise to the challenge as a starter in New York? How much of an immediate impact do you see Caraglio having for New England?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. He doesn’t “blow”. He’s young and has a lot to learn. But more to the point, Rodgers is the engine that makes the NY offense run. His movement off the ball and his harassment of the defense makes Henry more effective and gives the midfield more options in distribution and in making runs.

  2. Camargo appears to be a done deal as well. Dynamo are just waiting on some paper work to clear which has been the kiss of death for them lately it seems.

    As for Clark, I tend to agree. Naturally left footed, he won’t be beating out Davis any time soon so he plays on the right. He’s done a fine job but….

  3. cruz is an average player at best. Collin seems to get carded everytime he steps into the field. I would think they would move Watson to the wing.

  4. Are they actually going to use that name? Because, if so, it is far better than the Impact and be the hands down best use of a Euro-style name by a MLS team.

  5. Great news for Dynamo, especially if they can add Camargo — he is what they’ve been missing since Stu and DeRo left.

  6. Mark, New England didnt release Perovic to sign another… He was having injury problems and they decided he wasnt worth the space. He was released long before any signings. I agree he could have helped, but he isnt going to help if he is injured. New England is looking at signing more aswell.

  7. NE released Perovic and others to be able to afford Caraglio? The could really use Perovic on the left wing. Another central defnser for depth would be nice also. Cochrane stinks.

  8. well at least this time MLS signed a Latino we have heard of…a real break from tradition of signing washed up Euros and no name Latinos

    and remember MLS means Minor League Soccer


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