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Dynamo trade Driver to D.C. United for Willis, Inkoom


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The Houston Dynamo officially saw the departure of longtime goalkeeper Tally Hall Monday, but the club was quick to take a step toward bolstering its current crop of goalkeepers.

The Dynamo announced Monday that the club had acquired goalkeeper Joe Willis and defender Samuel Inkoom from D.C. United in exchange for midfielder Andrew Driver and a 2016 fourth-round pick in the MLS Draft.

Willis, who appeared in 23 games over the past four seasons, will join homegrown goalkeeper Tyler Deric to lead the Dynamo’s goalkeeper corps. Meanwhile, Inkoom, who joined D.C. United in September and made two MLS appearances, will bring a wealth of experience to the Dynamo having made 46 international appearances for Ghana in a career that has made stops at FC Basel (Switzerland), FC Dnipro (Ukraine), SC Bastia (France) and Platanias F.C. (Greece).

In exchange, D.C. United acquire Driver, who appeared in 60 regular season games during his time with the Dynamo. Acquired from Scotland’s Heart of Midlothian in 2013, Driver scored three goals and added two assists during his time with the Dynamo.

What do you think of the deal? How do you see the new players fitting in with their respective clubs?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. it’s crazy that not being good enough means Porter remains with the team, but Inkoom – who has more potential – gets the boot..

  2. Dynamo did well here, getting two good prospects, taking advantage of DC United’s worries about the expansion draft. Willis is a bit inconsistent, but capable of making some huge saves. He’ll give Deric a run for the top job. Inkoom can’t defend, but he serves up a delicious cross. Maybe, he’ll develop the other skills needed to succeed in MLS. I would have liked to see both with United in the future, but I understand why the team made a trade. Dealing Inkoom means the team no longer needs to use a slot on their protected list for one of the international players (they had a choice between Inkoom and Porter). Now they can use that slot to hold on to EJ, Arnaud or Pontius. Unfortunate that the team was pressured to make this deal, but it was a cunning move in the end.

    Hoping the deals involving the international roster slots also might involve some agreement about which players the expansion teams will or won’t take.

    • Same here regarding the international slots / expansion draft agreements. Was shaking my head when Houston gave up another international slot with Tally Hall to OCSC when RBNY already has 2 of our slots that return at some unknown time in the future.

      If that doesn’t buy Houston protection from OCSC in the draft, then I don’t know what does.


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