The Dynamo and Dominic Kinnear have finally got their man in Honduran international midfielder Oscar Boniek Garcia.
Garcia has signed as a designated player and is full property of the Dynamo. A loan agreement this is not, which means that the Dynamo have real faith in this signing.
Dynamo head man Dominic Kinnear had identified him as a target when El Salvador played Honduras at Robertson Stadium two years ago.
While Garcia had been rumored to come to the Dynamo on a number of occasions it never materialized until now.
He comes to the Dynamo from Olimpia of Honduras who ironically the Dynamo have been matched with in Concacaf Champions League play. How is that for a great storyline when the Dynamo take on the Honduran side in the future?
Some thoughts on Oscar Boniek Garcia:
International experience: He is an international footballer with 67 caps and
is only 27 years of age. His experience should allow
him to adjust more rapidly to MLS.
Wide man: There is no doubt that Oscar Boniek Garcia is versatile and can play
in a variety of places but he is targeted to play on the right side of
the field to help the Dynamo wide game. A winger that can beat
people with more regularity from that area could do wonders for
the squad. With his elements it should help to take pressure off
Brad Davis and others .
If you are a Dynamo striker you have to be excited about this signing
and his ability to penetrate and beat defenders off the dribble, pull
central defenders out of the middle and provide delivery.
An additional player that can “breakdown” people off the dribble
could do wonders for making the squad more dangerous.
Pressure comes with DP: A high profile signing like this is expected to platform
the Dynamo squad to another level. The pressure will
come with this signing to produce.
Honduran Community: This is an exciting signing for the Dynamo as a whole
in that we will see if Oscar Boniek Garcia can draw
the soccer crazed Honduran community which numbers
50,000 out to games at BBVA Compass.
Increased competition: Anytime a signing occurs of this stature it can increase
competition in a healthy way. Lets see how this plays
out! One can only think it will be positive.
More possibility: Not telling how it pans out but Dominic Kinnear will now have
more possbility with the arrival of a quality player of this
stature. Calen Carr could now be looked at more as a striker
if one would want?
Nickname or middle name “Boniek”: Obviously Boniek is in honor of former
Polish great Zbigniew Boniek who also
starred at Juventus and Roma. Boniek
was one of the great “dribblers” in his
time of the early 80′s.