Bringing in a young player with seven seasons of Major League Soccer experience, the Houston Dynamo acquired midfielder Luis Gil from Mexico’s Queretaro FC in a loan deal on Monday.
Gil, a 24-year-old California native, saw action last season for Orlando City and the Colorado Rapids after previously playing parts of five seasons with Real Salt Lake.
Since RSL still owned Gil’s MLS rights, the Dynamo sent their fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft, plus future considerations, to Salt Lake to secure Gil’s services for the remainder of this season.
Dynamo general manager Matt Jordan said in a team statement, “We are pleased to welcome Luis to the Houston Dynamo. His familiarity with our club and staff along with his quality as a player will make him a positive addition for our group.”
Houston coach Wilmer Cabrera added, “We are happy to bring Luis in because he’s an outstanding player, a U.S. men’s national team caliber player. He’s young, he has a lot of ability and he’s confident, and now his teammates and our club must help him to feel comfortable and happy to perform and to display the tools and the game that he has.”
Gil has appeared in 155 career MLS regular-season games, and he has scored 11 goals while compiling nine assists. He didn’t record a goal or an assist last year in a combined 21 games (nine starts) for Orlando and Colorado.
Gil made two appearances for the U.S. men’s national team in 2014.
—Field Level Media