Houston Dynamo signal Brazilian midfielder Artur from Columbus Crew

Houston Dynamo sign Brazilian midfielder Artur from Columbus Crew

Houston Dynamo have strengthened their midfield with the signing of Artur from the Columbus Crew.

Columbus will obtain $300k in Basic Allocation Cash (GAM) for the Brazilian’s providers, with an extra $50k to return ought to sure efficiency markers be met.

“Artur is a confirmed winner in our league, a real competitor and a frontrunner within the locker room,” Dynamo basic supervisor Pat Onstad mentioned in a membership press launch. “We talked about bringing in winners this offseason and Artur embodies this mentality. 

“He will likely be a unifying presence within the locker room and can add a extra bodily ingredient to our central midfield subsequent season. I’m excited to work with Artur once more and welcome him and his household to the town of Houston.”

Artur featured 156 instances for the Crew throughout all competitions following a transfer from Sao Paulo in 2018, scoring 4 objectives and offering six assists, whereas serving to the membership to MLS Cup and Campeones Cup titles.

“I want to thank Artur for his contributions to the Crew and the Columbus group over the previous six seasons and he’ll at all times be part of our membership’s historical past and our latest accomplishments, which embody elevating two trophies,” Crew president and GM Tim Bezbatchenko mentioned of the recruit.

“We imagine this transfer will give us priceless flexibility as we construct our roster for the 2023 season and past.”

Artur will now look to assist the Dynamo return to the MLS Cup Playoffs after ending thirteenth within the Western Convention in 2022 – lacking out on the post-season for the fifth 12 months operating.

Artur’s arrival marks the most recent step in Houston’s tried revival having changed head coach Paulo Nagamura with Ben Olsen after only one season.

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