Memo Rodriguez - Houston - 2020 - close up


The Houston Dynamo and have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Homegrown midfielder Memo Rodriguez, the club announced in a Thursday release.

The extension keeps Rodriguez with the Dynamo through the 2022 season, and includes club options for 2023 and 2024.

Rodriguez is perhaps Houston's biggest Homegrown success story to date, as he's the first player to progress through every level of the club's academy system. He signed a first-team contract in 2017 after a standout run with Houston's USL Championship affiliate Rio Grande Valley FC. 

"Memo exemplifies who we are as a club both on and off the field and we are very pleased that he will continue to represent the city of Houston and our team” Houston general manager Matt Jordan said in Thursday's release. “He has worked through every level of our club's structure to earn this extension, while being a top professional every step of the way. We’re all confident in what the future holds for Memo as he continues to grow and develop with our club.”

Rodriguez is coming off a breakout season in 2019 that saw him put up seven goals and five assists across 1,392 minutes in league play. He's continued to be one of Houston's most important attackers so far in 2020, with 3G/3A in 14 games.

“It means a lot to me that the club believes in me for the long term. Obviously, the hard work hasn’t stopped and I’m more motivated than ever,” Rodriguez said. “As a kid you dream of playing professional soccer in your hometown and to do that for years to come is a dream come true.”