HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Saprissa on December 21, 2016.
A strong, experienced center back, Machado locked down a starting spot in his first season with the Dynamo. The decorated veteran should continue to be a focal piece for the Houston backline as the side gears up for 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: The 31-year-old Panamanian has represented his country at the international level 67 times, including in the 2016 Copa América Centenario, FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches and in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
OUTSIDE MLS: Machado joined Deportivo Saprissa on loan in December 2013 and has played in 130 matches for the Costa Rican giants over the last three years. The defender has helped lead Saprissa to the Costa Rican Primera Division title four times since joining the club, capturing both the Clausura (spring) and Apertura (fall) season titles in 2014, the 2015 Apertura championship and the recently-completed 2016 Apertura championship.