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Houston Dynamo signs Honduran star on loan
by Ridge Mahoney, August 5th, 2011 1:12AM

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[MLS] After weeks of negotiations, Honduran attacker Carlo Costly has joined the Houston Dynamo. Specifics of his deal are sketchy, and that goes beyond the usual MLS-issued “terms of the deal were not disclosed.” He is on loan from Atlas, the Mexican team that had supposedly released him.

“We’ve talked all year about improving the squad with international signings or in the league,” Coach Dominic Kinnear said in a team statement. “[Carlo’s] proven himself and I think he’s someone who will be good for us on and off the field.”

Costly has been on the radar screen of many MLS teams for the past few years. His impressive, if streaky, showings for Honduras during the last edition of the Hexagonal and Gold Cup competitions stamped him as a possible acquisition.

In his national team career he has scored 18 goals in 48 appearances and has been summoned for a friendly next week against Venezuela. He scored for Honduras in a friendly against El Salvador at Robertson Stadium on May 29 and hit a hat trick in the Gold Cup June 10  in a 7-1 rout of Grenada.

The native of San Pedro Sula joined Atlas in January and scored two goals in 11 during the Clausura season that ended in May. Costly, 29, played in Poland and Hungary and had a short loan spell in England with Birmingham City before signing with Atlas.

With forward Will Bruin out four to six weeks because of a knee injury, Costly will bolster an attacking corps that Bruin and Cam Weaver lead with four goals apiece. Brian Ching’s two goals in a 3-1 defeat of Seattle last weekend gives him three for the season.

“We have been trying to bring our forward line more depth all along, but the timing of the deal obviously helps,” Kinnear said.

Costly will be introduced to the media and his teammates Friday. Honduran news outlets reported he visited the team offices Tuesday. He will be added to the roster once his P-1 visa is issued and the league office receives his international player certificate.



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