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A decade later, Beasley is back
by Paul Kennedy, July 23rd, 2014 5:59PM

TAGS:  houston dynamo, mls


[MLS TRANSACTIONS] A decade after leaving MLS for Europe, DaMarcus Beasley has returned to Major League Soccer, joining the Houston Dynamo as a Designated Player. The Dynamo engineered a deal, trading midfielder Warren Creavalle to Toronto FC and exchanging allocation rankings in order to land Beasley, who signed a contract through the 2016 season.

DaMarcus Beasley:
98/14 Chicago Fire (2000-04)
56/10 PSV (2004-06)
18/3 Man. City (2006-07)
29/4 Rangers (2007-10)
4/0 Hannover 96 (2010-11)
87/11 Puebla (2011-14)
292/42 CAREER

Beasley became the first American to play in four World Cups and played every minute at Brazil 2014. He returns to MLS after spending the last three seasons for Puebla in Mexico after stints in Europe with PSV, Manchester City, Rangers and Hannover 96.

Beasley holds the American record for most appearances in the UEFA Champions League (22) and is the only American to have played in the semifinals of the Champions League. In 2005, PSV reached the semifinals, where it lost to French club Lyon.

Beasley, the Silver Ball winner at the 1999 Under-17 World Cup, began his pro career with the Chicago Fire in 2000. After five seasons with the Fire, he moved to PSV in 2004. He spent two seasons in the Netherlands, one in England with Manchester City, three in Scotland with Rangers, one in Germany with Hannover 96 and three in Mexico with Puebla.

He won three Dutch titles and four Scottish titles.

  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: July 24, 2014 at 8:09 a.m.
    Beasley is a good example of how the differences in COACHES can affect your career. Each coach had a different opinion on the position and value of Beasley. Some thought he was World Cup material, others did not. Soccer is largely about being given the opportunity.
  1. Santiago 1314
    commented on: July 24, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.
    Congrats, y Bienvenidos a Houston...We certainly need the Help... Only 4 points from Last Playoff Spot... Same story every year..."We Belive, We can Win"... And Every Year WE DO!!!
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: July 24, 2014 at 9:50 a.m.
    In 2005, PSV lost to AC Milan on the away goal rule. they won 3-1 at home and lost 2-0 away. I am glad that Beasley finally gets the recognition he deserves.
  1. Mark Hardt
    commented on: July 24, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.
    I still have his number 7 Chicago Fire Jersey.

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