The Houston Dynamo signed academy product Nico Lemoine from the club’s USL affiliate Rio Grande Valley FC, the club announced Thursday.

The 20-year-old, who had two goals and an assist in 19 appearances for the Toros in his first year as a professional, is the fourth former academy player on the first team roster, joining defender Erik McCue, midfielder Marcelo Palomino and midfielder Memo Rodriguez. The speedy winger, a former U-19 standout, is the 12th academy alumnus to sign with the Dynamo first team.

"We are pleased to add Nico to our roster as we prepare to re-start our season heading into the Orlando tournament. He is a player who spent the preseason with the First Team and showed he has the ability to effectively create chances in the wide areas of the field,” Dynamo SVP and GM Matt Jordan said in a statement. “Nico has worked his way up through our system, and at just 20 years old we look forward to seeing his continued development.”

Lemoine signed a USL contract with RGV FC on March 8, 2019 and scored his first goal as a professional against the Tulsa Roughnecks in his second appearance later that month.