As per usual, FC Dallas has kept most things pretty close to the chest with their off-season dealings, but are starting to finalize everything and are announcing acquisitions left and right. This morning Dallas traded for Colorado Rapids' defender Maynor Figueroa in exchange for general allocation money.
Figueroa brings a wealth of experience, having amassed 185 games for Wigan in the EPL, along with 35 games for Hull City between 2008 and 2014. He featured in 10 games for Colorado last season, scoring a goal in the process too. Figueroa has also been a mainstay for the Honduran national team, having been capped 113 times for his native country, along with scoring four goals in the process. He appeared in the last two World Cups (2010 and 2014).
Figueroa is an interesting pick up, going away from the youth-centered transfer policy this club has adopted in recent years. He is actually the oldest player on the squad now at 32, beating out Je-Vaughn Watson by five months.
This signing actually brings some nostalgia for me and reminds me a lot of Jair Benitez. A half field golazo from a defender? Where have we seen this before?
The next obvious question you're probably asking is what does this do with Walker Zimmerman? I still believe the club is after him and still wants to bring him back. But it'll probably be a few more weeks before it all gets finalized, if it happens.
What do you guys think of the signing? Excited that this team has reloaded well this off-season?