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Dynamo Add Obodai, Let Spencer Walk

Shortly after releasing Landin, the Dynamo signed Anthony Obodai, a Ghanaian footballer. The 27-year-old was playing for RKC Waalwijk in The Netherlands.

Obodai previously spent two weeks with the Dynamo in June, starting in two exhibition matches.

The Dynamo Theory had this to say about Obodai's signing:

Obodai is a 27-year old native of Accra, Ghana. He began his career in Ghana playing for S.C. Adelaide and Liberty Professionals before signing with the Dutch side Ajax in 2001. He joined Sparta Rotterdam in 2005 and moved to RKC Waalwijk in 2007. Obodai has also earned three caps with the Ghana National Team.

According to Dynamo COO Chris Canetti, Obodai can quote, "add depth to our central midfield and give Brad Davis the chance to move back to his natural position on the left". Sounds like the plan would be for Obodai to play in the CAM role at the top of Kinnear's preferred midfield diamond depsite being listed as a defensive midfielder. Lovel Palmer was in the attacking spot against Columbus on the weekend and played well, but it appears Kinnear would prefer to keep Palmer in the holding role at the back of the diamond.

Obadai could be available as soon as Thursday for Houston's first SuperLiga match against Pachuca.


In unrelated news, assistant coach John Spencer resigned, citing personal reasons. Spencer had been the teams assistant coach since 2006.

Spencer had played professionally from 1988-2004, with his best years in Chelsea. Spencer made more than 100 appearances and scored 36 goals in the five-year stint.

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