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Houston Dynamo FC sign defender Griffin Dorsey


Houston Dynamo FC have signed defender Griffin Dorsey, the Western Conference club announced Monday.

Dorsey has joined through the rest of the 2021 season, with club options for the 2022 and 2023 campaigns. The 22-year-old comes to Houston from Toronto FC, where he featured since the Reds made him the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Dorsey made two first-team appearances during his time with Toronto, while also featuring in 22 matches for the club's USL Championship affiliate Toronto FC II.

“Griffin is a player that we feel at just 22 years old has the upside and capacity to continue to grow within our group and system,” Houston general manager Matt Jordan said in a release.

A Colorado native, Dorsey played his college soccer at Indiana University, scoring eight goals in 44 appearances before getting drafted by Toronto. He's featured at the U-18 and U-20 levels on the youth international circuit, with current Dynamo head coach Tab Ramos coaching him for the U-20 side.

"Griffin is a player I know well from the youth national teams," Ramos said in a release. "He is young and has excellent potential to be a consistent MLS player. Additionally, he is the type of person and relentless worker that will continue to help us build a new culture in Houston.”