Dynamo sign re-entry draft selection McNamara

The Houston Dynamo on Friday signed former New York City FC midfielder Tommy McNamara, 22 days after selecting him in Stage 2 of the MLS re-entry draft.

Contract terms were unavailable.

"Tommy joins our club in the prime of his career with a strong desire to contribute to the success of the Houston Dynamo," Dynamo senior vice president and general manager Matt Jordan said in a release on Friday. "His strong mentality, high soccer IQ, and ability to play a variety of positions in the attacking third will strengthen our group as we prepare for a busy 2019."

McNamara, 27, began his career with Chivas USA, with whom he scored one goal in six games in 2014 before a torn ACL ended his rookie season. He then joined NYC for its inaugural season in 2015 and has been with the club since.

His best season came in 2016, when he made 30 appearances (28 starts), scored five goals and tallied nine assists. The goals tied his career high, while the other marks remain the best in his career. He played in only 10 matches last season (starting four) and did not register a point.

He finished with 13 goals and 14 assists in his four seasons with NYC. Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera coached Chivas USA in 2014 and drafted McNamara out of Clemson.

--Field Level Media

01/11/2019 18:09

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