Houston signs Uruguayan forward Vicente Sanchez

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The 37-year-old played under Dynamo manager Wilmer Cabrera in Colorado and brings experience to a young front line.

The Houston Dynamo have signed Uruguayan forward Vicente Sanchez, the club announced Tuesday. 

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The 37-year-old Sanchez brings a wealth of experience across three continents, including time playing professionally in Germany, Uruguay and Mexico as well as time with the Colorado Rapids in MLS. 

“By signing Vicente, we bring a player that offers a lot of experience to a very young group of attacking players both on-and-off the field. He has played in South America, Mexico, Europe and offers our younger players many life lessons from his time abroad,” said Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera said in a team release.

“He has been very successful and will expect the best from everyone at training. He knows how to win. The players have received him with open arms – they respect him, look up to him and when he plays he is capable of impacting any game with his vision and passing.”

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Sanchez spent time under then-assistant coach Cabrera while playing for the Rapids in 2013. 

Despite being born in Uruguay, Sanchez in a naturalized U.S. citizen and will not occupy an international roster spot. 

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