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Dynamo exercise option to purchase ‘Coco’ Carrasquilla

Apr 30, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Dynamo FC midfielder Adalberto Carrasquilla (20) passes the ball during the first half against the Austin FC at PNC Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Dynamo exercised their option to purchase Panamanian midfielder Adalberto “Coco” Carrasquilla from FC Cartagena in Spain’s LaLiga 2, the clubs announced Tuesday.

Carrasquilla, 23, will remain with the Dynamo through the remainder of the year and has a guaranteed contract through the 2024 season with one option year.

“Coco is one of the most exciting young talents in MLS who believes in the direction this club is heading, so securing his future with the Dynamo was one of our top priorities this summer,” Dynamo general manager Pat Onstad said. “… Coco has a bright future ahead of him and we appreciate that he and his family are excited about remaining in Houston.”

Carrasquilla has one assist in 10 matches (seven starts) this season.

He joined the Dynamo on loan from Cartagena on Aug. 5, 2021. On Aug. 28, he scored the fastest goal of the 2021 MLS season just 56 seconds into a match against Minnesota United FC.

–Field Level Media