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Houston Dynamo defender Dylan Remick retires

FC Dallas midfielder Michael Barrios (21) and Houston Dynamo defender Dylan Remick (15) fight for the ball during the first half at Toyota Stadium

Houston Dynamo defender Dylan Remick announced his retirement from MLS on Sunday, making him the second player in three days to announce his exit from North America’s top-tier soccer league. Remick, who also played with Seattle Sounders FC during his MLS career, joined Andrew Wenger, who announced his retirement Friday

The 27-year-old defender played in 58 games with 45 starts during six years in the league. He made 14 appearances, including 13 starts for the Dynamo, in 2017, but missed the entirety of the 2018 season after suffering a preseason injury. 

Remick, acquired by the Dynamo in the MLS Re-Entry Draft in December 2016, scored a vital away goal at Portland in the 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, allowing the Dynamo to get past the Timbers and into the Western Conference Championship — the team’s first conference final since losing the Eastern Conference Championship to eventual MLS Cup winner Sporting Kansas City in 2013. 

Prior to featuring for the Dynamo, Remick played four seasons with the Sounders as part of the MLS Cup-winning 2016 squad as well as the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Champions. With the Sounders, Remick started 32 matches, playing 44 in total. 

“We’d like to thank Dylan for the last two years with the Houston Dynamo,” said Dynamo Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan in the team’s official statement announcing the retirement. “We appreciate the professional attitude and commitment that he brought to the team on and off the field every day. We wish him well as he approaches his next challenge.”

While with the Dynamo, Remick began working with Coming Up Rosies, a Chicago-based non-profit whose mission is to restore confidence, happiness and pride to anyone struggling with low self-esteem during their medical journey, especially bald children. With Remick’s assistance, the Dynamo partnered with Coming Up Rosies to create customized “superhero” capes as part of the club’s annual Kick Childhood Cancer match this past fall.

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