Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Euro moves deplete Dynamo
by Ridge Mahoney, January 22nd, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

No sympathy will be poured out from its opponents, but the Houston Dynamo isn't looking so dynamic up front. Joseph Ngwenya, who arrived in a trade from Columbus last season and tied for the team lead with seven goals, is joining SK Austria Karnten as a free agent. Ngwenya scored Houston's first goal in its 2-1 MLS Cup win over New England last November.

SK Austria's Web site has announced the signing and states his contract runs to the end of the current season and includes an option for 2008-09. The 26-year-old played out his MLS contract and rebuffed the Dynamo's attempts to re-sign him.

"I'm very glad that after all the back and forth this deal was done," SK Austria's coach Klaus Schmidt said on the club's Web site. "Joseph was very patient and took a very high risk by trusting that we could settle things by the end of the transfer window."

Also pursuing opportunities in Europe is Dynamo striker Nate Jaqua, who, like Ngwenya, arrived in a trade. He scored six goals and is testing the European waters again as he did last winter, when Toronto took him in the expansion draft from Chicago and later traded him to Los Angeles. The Dynamo acquired him in exchange for midfielder Kelly Gray.

Released in December was Scottish forward Paul Dalglish, who scored two goals in six regular-season games and two more in the playoffs during the team's 2006 championship season, but was limited by injuries last year to just 259 minutes.

Should Jaqua depart, the only holdovers up front for Coach Dominic Kinnear would be Brian Ching, who also scored seven goals, and Chris Wondolowski (one goal in 16 games).

Ngwenya was born in Zimbabwe and played college ball at Coastal Carolina.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
MLS honors Rothenberg with legacy award    
MLS founder Alan Rothenberg was named the first recipient of an award that will bear his ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"[Michel] Platini is not good for FIFA, Football's fans and players deserve better. FIFA is engulfed ...
MLS All-Star Game Takeaways: Kaka carries All-Stars    
Brazilian star Kaka says he grew up and loved watching U.S. all-star games. He finally got ...
ICYMI MLS: Penedo leaves Galaxy, Barnetta goes to Philly    
It looks like Donovan Ricketts could be on his way back to L.A. in the aftermath ...
Video Pick: Lloyd golazo ups goal streak to seven games    
If there is one lesson NWSL opponents should have learned from the Women's World Cup, it's ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"I haven't made a decision about the Olympics next summer and I would have to make ...
USL Roundup: Board of Governors meets in Denver    
For the third straight year, the USL has held its annual midseason Board of Governors meeting ...
How does MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars sound?    
With Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game set to pit the MLS All-Stars against Tottenham at Dick's ...
TV Report: Gold Cup reaches more than 6.8 million viewers    
The Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica was watched by 6 million viewers on Univision, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives