By, Kyle Gibson
Houston released a tweet earlier which read “@HoustonDynamo: JUST IN: We have acquired No. 1 ranking in MLS allocation order from Toronto FC in exchange for Warren Creavalle”
With that top allocation spot, Houston will select Beasley as soon as he returns to MLS. Great job by the Dynamo.
US World Cup starter DaMarcus Beasley could soon be playing again in MLS, this time for the Houston Dynamo.
After losing interest from his Liga MX (Mexico) team, Puebla, rumors have been heavy that Beasley was working out a deal to return to MLS, where an American player can make good money for obvious reasons.
If Beasley signs with MLS, he will enter allocation, in which Toronto FC sits number 1. However, clubs like the Houston Dynamo have also expressed interest.
This would be a great move for Houston, a club that currently sits in next to last place in the Eastern Conference.
The reality is that several clubs would be very happy with a player like Beasley. As he proved at the World Cup, Beasley can still get things done as a defender and can get forward as an attacker. In some circumstances, Beasley could also play as a midfielder, his old position, if a club has an injury. However, Beasley seems to be happy to play exclusively as a back liner.
If you want a great person to follow throughout this story, I would go with Steven Goff of the Washington Post. You can follow him on Twitter @soccerinsider which is currently almost exclusively Beasley oriented.
Actually, a nugget from Goff’s Twitter is very interesting. He rules out 7 clubs in the Eastern Conference, but says Beasley will likely end up in that conference. Hats off to Goff for completely owning this story. He’s done a wonderful job with it, but I’m sure a Washington Post guy doesn’t need praise from a blogger.
One of the clubs ruled out is the Chicago Fire, the club Beasley made 98 appearances with from 2000-04 before taking his grand trip around Europe, including successful stops with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Manchester City on loan and Rangers, formerly one of the two best clubs in Scotland before bankruptcy.
Beasley has 120 caps with the US national team and played in his 4th World Cup at Brazil.
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