Juan David Cabezas
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Deportivo Cali on December 30, 2016. Permanently transferred on Dec. 7, 2017.
Cabezas is a promising defensive midfielder who has won championships in Colombia with Deportivo Cali and Independiente Medellin. His physical presence and ability to win balls in the midfield earned him key minutes in 2017 and he'll continue to have a pivotal role protecting the Dynamo's backline from penetrating passes in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Started all five matches for Colombia at 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup en route to the quarterfinals.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 25-year-old brings eight years of professional experience and 170 career appearances at the senior level, with 19 goals to his credit. Cabezas 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.