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By DAN KARELL
The Houston Dynamo moved another step closer to clinching the signing of DaMarcus Beasley.
Reports in both Mexico and the USA have stated that Beasley was set to move to the Dynamo as a free agent signing this summer, but in order to sign him, the Dynamo needed to move to the top of the allocation order. The Dynamo did just that on Wednesday afternoon, sending midfielder Warren Creavalle and the No. 14 position in the allocation order to Toronto FC in exchange for allocation money and the No. 1 spot.
The deal now paves the way for Beasley to sign with Major League Soccer and be allocated to the Dynamo, where he would team up with U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup teammate Brad Davis. The Dynamo issued a “no comment” statement on Tuesday when asked about the reports linking the club and the 32-year-old Fort Wayne, Ind. native.
Beasley spent the last three seasons rebooting his career with Puebla in Liga MX, becoming a fan favorite as he played all across the left side of the field. Beasley played 92 times in Liga MX matches for Puebla, scoring 12 times.
If Beasley does indeed sign with MLS, it would not only be another example of a USMNT member returning to the domestic league but also end his ten-year stay abroad, after leaving the Chicago Fire in 2004.
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