Ngwenya is pondering whether to return to MLS while he tries to pry a settlement out of Turkish club Antalyaspor, which terminated his contract last month. He was reportedly heading back to MLS last summer, following a trial at Bayern Munich and a short stint in Austria before he signed with Antalyaspor, which is where Boswell spent a few days on trial, which prompted negotiations but no transfer, at least not yet.
According to a source, Houston is facing salary-cap problems, which is one reason it traded attacker Dwayne De Rosario to Toronto without nicking one of TFC's three first-round draft picks. Houston received "between $200,000 and $250,000" in allocation money, according to the source, and also shaved off DeRo's salary of $325,000 off its cap. Last year, 10 Dynamo players - the most in MLS - made at least $126,000.
Houston re-signed captain Wade Barrett to a new contract and is preparing new deals for several younger players. Stuart Holden, Corey Ashe, Geoff Cameron and Boswell all earned $33,000 or close to it in 2008. Also, veteran midfielder Ricardo Clark is entering the final year of his contract. He earned a base salary of $225,500 in 2008.