Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Steve Cherundolo named Hannover 96 assistant coach     
Former U.S. national team defender Steve Cherundolo has been named assistant coach of Bundesliga club Hannover ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women convene in Florida     
Twenty-four college players have been called into to a U.S. U-23 women's national team camp in ...
MLS attendance takes big jump    
MLS average attendance is on course to smash the league record set last year and top ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs    
"There are a lot of ways of finding out when training is. And it is not ...
Video Pick: Obafemi Martins golazo leads best of MLS    
NYC's Mehdi Ballouchy, Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, Columbus' Federico Higuain, and Seattle's Obafemi Martins and Lamar Neagle ...
MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls cling to top spot    
The Red Bulls remained unbeaten and atop Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings by beating San Jose, ...
Jordan Morris returns for USA-Mexico, Act 2    
Coach Andi Herzog has named a 20-man roster for the U.S. U-23 men's national team's friendly ...
MLS: National Team Watch    
Five of the nine MLS players with U.S. U-20 eligibility who played in Week 7 were ...
Week 7: *Three goals you must watch    
*It was impossible to stop at three. There is no doubt about this week's top goal, ...
Video Pick: A world-class goal from Welshman     
One of the weekend's top glazes was in the Welsh league: A flying volley by Prestatyn's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives