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The defending Eastern Conference champs add a young keeper.

The Houston Dynamo have signed goalkeeper Erich Marscheider, the club announced on Wednesday.

Marscheider cleared the waiver process after Major League Soccer signed the promising goalkeeper to a contract. The Dynamo then put in a player request to sign Marscheider.

Marscheider, 19, has been in training with the Dynamo since the beginning of preseason. He previously played three-and-a-half years for the Colorado Rush Soccer Club. The Colorado Springs native was awarded the Golden Gloves as the top goalkeeper in 2011 for the Colorado Rush program.

“He has a good attitude, he works hard and has good size,” Dynamo goalkeepers coach Tim Hanley said. “Age is also a factor because there is a big upside to a kid who is only 19 years old. Erich is very polished technically, which shows that he has been coached before, and I do not have to do a whole lot to change how he plays. Mostly important, he has a good attitude, which is something I value highly in my goalkeepers.”

Since joining training camp with the Dynamo, Marscheider has seen action in four games.

 

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