- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 5, 2009
- 2 Comments
- Felix Garcia
A very interesting twist in the Felix Garcia story today. The Houston Dynamo issued this following statement on the young forward.
“Felix Garcia has returned to Laredo and decided that his priority is to finish high school before starting a professional soccer career. There is no timetable for his return to the team. The Dynamo will retain Felix’s rights, but he will not occupy a roster spot while he’s gone. Upon his return, the Dynamo will determine the appropriate developmental path for him as a player and as an individual. The outcome of this decision, when made, will determine his roster status. He is a talented young man with a bright future and, as a result, we are going to be very patient with him as he develops and matures.”
Good for Garcia to finish school. I have no beef with that move on his part. Its not like the kid would have been a starter right away anyways but it does mean his timetable for development with the MLS club has been pushed back a bit.
Did the Dynamo waste an international spot on their roster for this kid (The deal to bring Garcia in called for the Orange to trade up in the allocation with Toronto, in the process they sent an international roster spot)? No, give this kid time and he will be a star in this league. I always said a kid like Garcia needed to be on a veteran roster to develop right.