Dynamo Sign Backup Keeper

The Houston Dynamo have wasted no time in replacing Zach Wells, inking European veteran goalkeeper Tony Caig to a four-year deal (two guaranteed, with an option for two more).

"I'm delighted to be joining Houston and MLS," said Caig. "The league has gotten so much exposure worldwide and with it getting stronger year by year, this is an opportunity I couldn't turn down."The backup role is one Caig, 34, has gotten quite accustomed to over the latter part of his 18-year career. Making 244 starts for Carlisle United in the '90s, the English netminder spent much of the following decade serving as the #2 netminder for Newcastle, Hibernian, and Charlton Athletic. After three consecutive years without a start for the Magpies, Caig opted to come to North America, signing with the Vancouver Whitecaps, where he would lead the team to a USL championship. Following a brief stint with Gretna of the Scottish Premier League, Caig has landed in Houston and will serve as back-up to 40-year-old Pat Onstad.

"We are excited to obtain a player of Tony's caliber," coach Dominic Kinnear said. "Tony has a wealth of international experience and will fill a need on our roster."

But can he play forward?

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