Bradley Bourgeois signs homegrown deal with Houston Dynamo


Houston Dynamo announced the signing of the American Athletic Defensive Player of the Year to a homegrown contract on Wednesday.

Bourgeois, the 2011 Dynamo Academy Players’ Player of the Year in 2011, started all 81 games during his four-year career at Tulsa. The center back had seven goals and one assist while anchoring a defense that held 25 clean sheets and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in three of his four years with the team.

He joins Memo Rodriguez and Christian Lucatero as active homegrown players on the roster. Previous homegrown signings who are no longer on the team include Bryan Salazar, Francisco Navas Cobo, Alex Dixon (North Carolina), Tyler Deric (North Carolina) and Josue Soto (SMU and Campbell).

Bourgeois was one of the initial invitees to the MLS Combine, indicating that he might enter the draft instead of signing with his hometown club. So too were Brandon Allen, who signed a homegrown deal with New York Red Bulls, and Brendan Hines-Ike, who signed with a club in Sweden.

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