A decade later, Beasley is back
[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.
98/14 Chicago Fire (2000-04)
56/10 PSV (2004-06)
Man. City (2006-07)
29/4 Rangers (2007-10)
4/0 Hannover 96 (2010-11)
87/11 Puebla (2011-14)
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.
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