HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo have added another name to their roster – winger Michael Salazar from Rio Grande Valley FC was signed to the squad this week ahead of their U.S. Open Cup fourth round match against Austin Bold.
Rio Grande Valley FC is the Houston Dynamo’s hybrid affiliate, which competes in the USL Championship.
The 26-year-old has appeared in 12 matches for the Toros this year, eight as a starter, and leads the team with eight goals on the year –averaging nearly a goal per 90 minutes this season.
Salazar has prior Major League Soccer experience. Selected by the Montreal Impact in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, he appeared in 34 games, starting 15 of them, and scored five goals with three assists over the course of two seasons.
Salazar was born in New York, but was raised in Belize and made his senior international debut in 2013 and has 12 caps for the Belize national team.
Salazar provides depth on the wing for Houston, which will be without Romell Quioto and Alberth Elis, who will both represent Honduras at the Concacaf Gold Cup.
Player profile – Michael Salazar
Full name: Michael Dwane Salazar Jr.
Date of birth: November 15, 1992 (26 years old)
Birthplace: New York, New York
Hometown: Cayo, Belize
Previous club: Rio Grande FC (USLC)
FIFA nationality: Belize