Honduras national team midfielder Luis Garrido will join the Houston Dynamo on loan from Honduran club C.D. Olimpia.
“I think he is a good player,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said in a news release. “He has a good amount of bite in the middle of the field, good energy and is a good passer of the ball. We have watched him for a few years in the CONCACAF Champions League and World Cup qualifiers, and he showed well in the World Cup. We think he is a player that will fit in with the way we play and it a good opportunity to bring him here.”
Garrido, 23, started two games at center midfield for Honduras at this summer's World Cup as Los Catrachos failed to advance from a group that included France, Switzerland and Ecuador.
The 5-foot-7 Garrido played 90 minutes in Honduras' 2-1 win over the USA in February 2013 and has 22 total caps for Honduras.
The Dynamo, who earlier this week signed four-time World Cup veteran Damarcus Beasley as the club's third Designated Player, currently sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points.
“I'm excited to add our second World Cup veteran to the club in the last two days,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “We think Luis will be an important player for us. With Brad (Davis), Boniek (García),DaMarcus (Beasley), Rico (Clark) and Luis we now have five players with World Cup experience in the midfield.”
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