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Houston Dynamo acquire Marlon Hairston from Colorado Rapids for $175K

Mar 31, 2018; Commerce City, CO, USA; Colorado Rapids midfielder Marlon Hairston (94) controls the ball in the first half against the Philadelphia Union at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)

Midfielder Marlon Hairston is on his way to the Lone Star State.

The Houston Dynamo sent $175,000 in General Allocation Money — $125,000 in 2019 and $50,000 in 2020 – to the Colorado Rapids for the rights to the 24 year-old midfielder on Friday.

Hairston entered the league in 2014 and has made 95 appearances, all of which have come in Colorado.

He’s recorded seven goals and 13 assists over five seasons.

“Marlon is a young and talented player who, at just 24 years old, has already played close to 100 league matches and has valuable playoff, and Champions League experience,” Dynamo senior vice president and general manager Matt Jordan said in a media release. “We are confident that his quality as a player and his ability to play a variety of positions, combined with his strong mentality, will be important as we face a demanding 2019 schedule.”

Houston coach Wilmer Cabrera responded positively to news that his team had made a deal for Hairston.

“Marlon is a very young and talented player who has made an impact in his short career for the Colorado Rapids. He is very athletic, he is very technical, and he has the ability to play in different positions,” Cabrera said. “We are looking forward to bringing him in because he has many of the qualities that we value in our locker room and the competitiveness that we will need throughout the season for our team.”

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