TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Waived
Hountondji, 25, featured in just one league game last season after joining from Ajaccio in France's Ligue 2. He was born in France, and came through the well-regarded Rennes youth set-up. Making his first-team debut there in 2013, he then spent time on loan at two Ligue 2 clubs, Chateauroux and Auxerre, before moving to fellow Ligue 2 side Gazelec in 2016.
After representing France at various youth international levels, Hountondji made his senior debut for Benin and has been capped six times.
NYCFC open their season at Orlando City SC on March 2.