Houston Dynamo FC welcomes superstar midfielder Hector Herrera in news conference

Hector Herrera with Houston Dynamo FC officials (KPRC)

HOUSTONHouston Dynamo FC introduced their newest addition to the team Friday afternoon.

Hector Herrera, 32, of Tijuana, Mexico, was officially introduced in a news conference joined by Dynamo FC General Manager Pat Onstad and appear at a news conference beginning at 1 p.m.

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Dynamo FC General Manager Pat Onstad called Herrera’s arrival “the biggest signing” in franchise history.

“It’s a turning point in the franchise. We put a marker down,” he said in a news conference back in March. “We believe this is going to transform our organization again and put us back at the top.”

Herrera, considered one of the more decorated Mexican players to ever play professionally in Europe, has 93 caps with Mexico and won the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup as a midfielder. Prior to joining the Mexican National Team at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, he played for Mexican team C.F. Pachuca.

He also brought home a gold medal from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. More recently, Herrera helped Mexico reach the finals of the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League and 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Several events are also scheduled for fans to get to know the new player, including the “Bienvenido Hector Herrera Party” at POST Houston Friday night at 8 p.m. Fans have the opportunity to meet Herrera along with a few other guests, the team says.

Herrera will make his debut on July 9 as the Dynamo FC will face FC Dallas at PNC Stadium.

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