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Homegrown Players


Since the Academy was formed in 2007,  15 products have been signed to first team contracts, including most recently standout midfielders Juan Castilla (born 2004) and Danny Rios (born 2003) and Xavier Valdez (born 2003)

Goalkeeper Tyler Deric became the first Academy product to start a first team match when he posted a shutout on Oct. 16, 2010 against the San Jose Earthquakes. Alex Dixon became the first Academy product to score in a first team match when he scored a stoppage-time game-winner to defeat Real Salt Lake on Aug. 20, 2011.

Memo Rodriguez,  current standout for the first team,  is a great example of a Greater Houston native developing through the program,  playing in Dynamo Academy,  USL, and now a standout player in Major League Soccer.   

For the Houston Dynamo FC Academy,  the objective is to create a developmental platform that supports each player's journey towards the professional levels, and where each year young players are prepared to make the next it into a top flight college program or directly into the professional ranks of the Houston Dynamo FC 2 or First Team.

Professional Players

Name                   Position       Academy Tenure College  First Pro Club Current Pro Club        
Tyler Deric GK 2007-08 UNC Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Memo Rodriguez M 2011-14 N/A Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Christian Lucatero M 2010-15 N/A Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Josue Soto M 2007-11 SMU - TX Houston Dynamo San Antonio Scorpions
Francisco Navas Cobo M 2009-10 N/A Houston Dynamo Uniautónoma (Columbia)
Alex Dixon M 2007-11 UNC Houston Dynamo Oklahoma Energy FC
Bryan Salazar F 2007-13 N/A Houston Dynamo N/A
Daniel Roberts M 2007-12 UNC-Wilmington Wilmington Hammerheads FC N/A
Mozesh Gyorio M 2008-09 San Jac Tampa Bay Rowdies N/A
Sebastien Ibeagha D 2008-10 Duke AC Horsens (Denmark) New York City FC
Tamay Sanchez F 2009-10 N/A Tigres (Mexico) Puebla (Mexico)
Jorge Escobar M 2008-09 N/A Motagua (Honduras) N/A
Christian Gonzalez D 2010-14 N/A Sacramento Republic N/A
Juan Nino M 2007-2010 Liberty University Atletico Huila (Columbia) San Antonio FC
Bradley Bourgouis D 2008-2012 Tulsa University Houston Dynamo Nashville FC
Brad Spencer M 2011-2013 N/A Kilmarnock FC Kilmarnock FC
Irvin Ramirez M 2009-2014 High Point University FC Satelites
Ayukokata Tambe D 2015-2018 (U23) N/A Isidro Metapan Colorado Springs Switchbacks
Kean Lewis M 2014-2015 (U23) N/A Mohun Bagan Pune City
Rimario Gordon M 2016-2017 (U23) Marshall University Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hoang Anh Gia Lai
Aldo Quintanilla M 2016 (U23) N/A RGV Toros
Thomas de Villardi M 2016 (U23) Duquesne/ Delaware Minnesota United FC Minnesota United FC
Carlos Viveros D 2015-18 (U23) Eastern New Mexico RGV Toros RGV Toros
Zach Jackson D 2013-18 Tulsa/ Furman RGV Toros RGV Toros
Bryce Marion M 2012-14 Stanford RGV Toros RGV Toros

Graduated Players