Juan David Cabezas
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Deportivo Cali on December 30, 2016. Permanently transferred on Dec. 7, 2017.
A steady defensive midfielder who is a physical presence, Cabezas has won championships in Colombia with Deportivo Cali and Independiente Medellin and now in the United States as he helped the Dynamo win their first-ever U.S. Open Cup title. Was limited to just four league starts in six appearances in an injury-plagued 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Started all five matches for Colombia at 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup en route to the quarterfinals.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 27-year-old made his professional debut in 2009 at age 17 for Deportivo Cali and played in three games during his debut season. He has made 87 appearances with Deportivo Cali in his career with 69 starts and has scored 11 goals for the club. Cabezas also helped Deportivo Cali to the 2015 Apertura championship over DIM.