Houston Signs New DP, Honduran Oscar Boniek Garcia

Houston Signs New DP, Honduran Oscar Boniek Garcia

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 7, 2012
  • 2012 MLS Season, Designated Player, Features, Oscar Boniek Garcia

Garcia could be the piece that gets Houston back to a MLS Cup. (Getty Images)

The Houston Dynamo have been looking for a long time to land that one guy that ignites their attack. They feel today that they finally have that guy. The club announced this morning the signing of new Designated Player, Honduran international Oscar Boniek Garcia.

The 27-year old midfielder will join the club later this month and will be available to play at the earliest on June 30 against Philadelphia.

Garcia has 66 caps for Honduras and it is being said that the Dynamo brass have been chasing him ever since Honduras played a game at Robertson Stadium.

“He’s a Dom-type player,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti told MLSsoccer.com. “He’s a true professional that fits the system and that’ll fit in the locker room. He’s got a huge motor and plays two ways and will press the issue going forward on the right side and also get back and defend. Those are Dominic Kinnear qualities.”

I think that is the big thing. A Dom-type player. Their first DP – Mexican striker Luis Angel Landin – was a total waste and the exact opposite of a Dom-type player.

Garcia is a two-way midfielder that will certainly add some quality depth to the Dynamo’s attack and midfield. It will be interesting to see where he slots in at with guys like Adam Moffat currently working in the two-way midfielder role. You have to think he’ll fit in nicely on the right-wing, a spot comfortable to him and one that has been a bit of a sore spot for the Orange this season.