Oduro Sent To Houston

Oduro Sent To Houston

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 27, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • 2010 MLS SuperDraft, 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Dominic Kinnear, Dominic Oduro, Juan Carlos Osorio, Trades
Dominic Oduro heads back to Texas. (Getty Images)

Dominic Oduro heads back to Texas. (Getty Images)

Every year it seems Dominic Kinnear makes a small move that pays off in a big way down the line.

This could very well be that move as the club announced today that they have traded for forward Dominic Oduro from New York in exchange for a 2010 first-round pick in the MLS SuperDraft and a 2011 second-round pick in the MLS SuperDraft.

Houston may have sent a little much in terms of draft picks to New York but this move makes plenty of sense for Kinnear’s bunch. Oduro was not thriving well in New York and was likely to get traded or waived this summer anyways by Juan Carlos Osorio.

The Dynamo needed more depth up front and Oduro’s speed is exactly the type of player that Kinnear likes to get around this time of the year. I think under Kinnear and with the help of veterans like Brian Ching, Oduro could do very well in Houston.

The move also make sense for New York who are reportedly hoping to sign one of their academy products, either midfielder Dilly Duka or forward Johnny Exantus. Most reports suggest they will go with Exantus, though I have heard talk of Duka getting a Generation adidas contract with the Red Bulls. Time will tell on either one of those two. Honestly I’d love to see both get signed but I doubt that will happen this summer.

  • SDM

    I'm not a fan of the Dynamo, but I LOVE this move by Kinnear. I know Oduro was doing nothing in New York, but I saw enough of him at Dallas to know he can bring something positive to the table. I thought he and Cooper were beginning to work well with each other before Hyndman decided to bring in Cunningham. His pace will bring a different look to the Dynamo, who basically have the same guy in three different forms (Ching, Kamara, and Akinbiyi). I admit I am puzzled by what the gave for him. But still a good pick up.

  • Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Wow, another great midseason trade for a forward by Dom Kinnear. Ngwenya, Kamara and now Oduro. Sad for Dallas though. They lose him and now he'll haunt them.

  • SDM

    I’m not a fan of the Dynamo, but I LOVE this move by Kinnear. I know Oduro was doing nothing in New York, but I saw enough of him at Dallas to know he can bring something positive to the table. I thought he and Cooper were beginning to work well with each other before Hyndman decided to bring in Cunningham. His pace will bring a different look to the Dynamo, who basically have the same guy in three different forms (Ching, Kamara, and Akinbiyi). I admit I am puzzled by what the gave for him. But still a good pick up.

  • Wow, another great midseason trade for a forward by Dom Kinnear. Ngwenya, Kamara and now Oduro. Sad for Dallas though. They lose him and now he’ll haunt them.