OUTLOOK: First Dynamo Academy and second Homegrown Player in league history to be signed to professional contract. Promising goalkeeper with good reflexes who won first two MLS starts in October 2010 and led MLS Reserve League with six shutouts in 2011. Entered 2014 with a 0.90 career GAA in 13 appearances in all competitions.
2013 MLS: Served as Houston's No. 2 goalkeeper all season … 13-14 Champions League: Started the final two games of the group stage … Recorded a shutout vs. W Connection on 9/25 … 12-13 Champions League: Did not appear in quarterfinal series after leading Dynamo through group stage in fall 2012 … Suspended for first leg of quarterfinals due to yellow-card accumulation … U.S. Open Cup: Appeared in both games of Houston's Open Cup participation, recording his first career shutout in 2-0 win vs. FC Tucson on 5/29 and making two saves in 3-0 loss at FC Dallas on 6/12 … Reserves:Started three Reserve League games … Recorded shutout in 2-0 win at Columbus Crew on 6/2 … Other: Recorded shutout in 2-0 win over Stoke City on July 24 in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
2012 MLS: Served as Tally Hall's backup and started the season finale at Colorado on 10/31 … 2012-13 Champions League: Started all four games as Dynamo won Group 3 … Recorded 0.75 GAA average, allowing only three goals in four games … Recorded shutout in 4-0 home win over FAS on 9/20… Open Cup: Started, made three saves and allowed one goal via penalty kick in 1-0 loss to San Antonio in third round … Reserves: Started all nine games and went 6-2-1 as Dynamo won Reserve League division championship … Recorded four shutouts: 1-0 win vs. Colorado on 3/13, 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27, 1-0 win at FC Dallas on 4/10 and 8/14 vs. Sporting Kansas City … Recorded 10 shutouts in 19 Reserve League games in 2011-12 seasons … NASL: Loaned to the San Antonio Scorpions for their match on 8/5 and played 90 minutes in 2-1 loss to Puerto Rico Islanders … Other: Played 90 minutes in 2-1 loss to Valencia in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
2011 MLS: Served as Tally Hall's backup throughout 2011 season … Open Cup: Started qualifier vs. KC on 4/6 and turned in strong performance with four saves, including point-blank stop on Omar Bravo, as Dynamo lost 1-0 in extra time … Other: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo Charities Cup vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20 and made four saves in 2-0 loss … Played 90 minutes in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4 and made four saves to earn first shutout of the season … Reserves: Starting goalkeeper for Dynamo Reserves … Led MLS Reserve League with six shutouts while playing every minute of all 10 games … Posted shutouts on 4/11 vs. KC, 5/15 at RSL, 6/7 vs. COL, 8/21 vs. RSL, 10/1 vs. CHI, 10/18 at KC … Made season-high six saves in 3-0 loss at COL on 9/1 … Also earned shutouts in 3-0 win vs. CHI on 10/1 and 2-0 win at KC on 10/18.
2010 MLS: Became first Dynamo Academy player to start an MLS match and went 2-0 on the season, with wins in the final two games … Made his competitive debut on 10/16 at SJ … Made three saves to post shutout, team's first in league play since July 10, breaking a streak of 12 games without a shutout … Became first Homegrown goalkeeper in league history to record a shutout in his debut … Followed that up with a five-save performance in his home debut, a 2-1 win vs. SEA on 10/23 to close the regular season … Wins were first back-to-back MLS wins by the Dynamo since June 2009 … Was included in the 18-man game-day roster for an MLS match for the first time on 5/22 vs. DC ... Other: Made first non-preseason appearance as halftime substitute in 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi … Made one save and kept second-half clean sheet to earn victory.
2009 MLS: First Homegrown Player in team history signed in February but saw no game action as third-string goalkeeper … Traveled with team to Panama, Mexico and El Salvador in fall Champions League action and was on the 18-man roster twice: on 9/16 at Pachuca and on 10/21 at Isidro Metapán … USL1: Was loaned to Austin Aztex to provide depth at goalkeeper but did not see any action.
COLLEGE: Attended University of North Carolina in 2007-08 … Starting goalkeeper as a freshman, starting 17 of 20 games with a 0.94 goals against average … Named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman Team … Posted six shutouts and made 48 saves.
DYNAMO ACADEMY: Signed with the Dynamo Academy on January 24, 2007 as part of the program's first class of players … Trained with the Dynamo Academy and on several occasions with the Dynamo first team in 2008 … Impressed head coach Dominic Kinnear as goalkeeper for Trials team in Dynamo Trials showcase match in 2008.
AMATEUR: Four-time all-district and all-region selection at Klein High School, where he helped lead the Bearkats to 2005 UIL 5A championship.
YOUTH: TSC Texans, coached by Scot Dymond.
PERSONAL: Full name is John Tyler Deric … Son of Sue Deric … Is the middle brother of three, with older brother Austin and younger brother Chase … If not a soccer player, would like to be an architect … Enjoys cooking and carpentry … Fan of the NFL's Houston Texans … Admires Spanish national team and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas … Attended first live concert when he saw Dave Matthews Band in The Woodlands.