Keyner Brown - Herediano - against Tigres in CONCACAF Champions League
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Report: No offer yet, but Dynamo close to signing center back Keyner Brown

Update (July 14)

Dynamo president Chris Canetti told Univision Houston’s Lester Gretsch on Tuesday that Brown is only in Texas for a trial and that a contract hadn’t yet been offered to the 24-year-old Costa Rican.

FutbolCentroAmericano.com confirmed Gretsch’s report that Herediano haven’t received an offer from the Dynamo for Brown on Wednesday. They also reported that Herediano manager Jafet Soto is expecting an offer, and that the only question is whether Brown will be loaned or transferred to MLS.

Original Text (July 11)

The Houston Dynamo are in the process of identifying their next head coach. But according to a report out of Costa Rica, that is not stopping them from making moves during this summer transfer window.

Costa Rican defender Keyner Brown traveled to Houston on Saturday and is set to sign a deal with the Dynamo, according to a report from Nacion.com. Brown, 24, is currently on the books of Herediano in his native land's first division. The center back started in each of the 44 games he appeared in during the 2015-16 campaign, and scored two goals.

If the Dynamo were to sign Brown, he would join a defensive unit that includes the likes of DaMarcus BeasleyRaul Rodriguez and David Horst. Brown would also become the latest Costa Rican to sign in MLS, joining compatriots such as Christian Bolanos (Vancouver Whitecaps), Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew SC), Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC) and Johan Venegas (Montreal Impact).

Houston, who parted ways with coach Owen Coyle in late May, are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference with 18 points from 18 games.

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