Dynamo manager Dominic Kinnear was excited to have his squad back on the field for the opening of pre-season today.
Here are a few quotes from the head man:
ON BEING OUT THERE
“It was good to get back together. For me there is no better place to be then on the field. Everyone is excited and the attitude was excellent.”
ON PRE-SEASON TRAINING
“We try to get as many games as possible. We have roster spots to fill. Our pre-season is six to eight weeks. The first week we play the Academy team, HBU and San Jacinto. If guys struggle against them it makes it easier.”
ON NOT BEING ABLE TO SECURE SCOTTISH STRIKER KRIS BOYD
“It was big money we were throwing at him. We tried our hardest, it’s frustrating.”
The Dynamo also have in camp Darryl Roberts from Trinidad and Tobago, 26, a striker that is on trial through their trip in pre-season to LA. Roberts has played in both the Netherlands and in Turkey.
He went to Liberty College, has represented T&T and started at Sparta Rotterdam in Holland where he scored 13 goals in 34 games. He then went to Denilzispor in Turkey where he struck 28 times in 80 games.
Prior to these clubs he was a member of the Carolina Dynamo.
Dominic Kinnear has recently been down in Honduras taking in Motagua against Real Espana . This was reported in the Honduran press the Dynamo still seem linked to Oscar Boniek Garcia a wide midfield player.
The Dynamo also had interest and contact with former UNAM Pumas and Mexican International Pablo Barrerra but were not able to strike a deal despite their interest. Barrerra likely would have come at a high cost as he is currently on loan at Zaragoza on loan from West Ham United.
Fans should also realize that the Dynamo are compromised of two ownership groups and both I assume likely will have to sign off on any player acquisitions. One group may be all for a deal but it could get shot down by the other.