Houston Dynamo sign defender Sebastien Ibeagha

A product of the Houston academy, the defender returns after trying his hand in Europe.

The Houston Dynamo have signed defender Sebastien Ibeagha, a former Duke University standout who went to Europe after his college career to try his hand as a professional. 

Ibeagha was a member of the Dyanmo academy after moving to the Houston area when he was 16. Born in Nigeria, the defender went on to represent the United States at the Under-20 level.

In 2014, Ibeagha signed with AC Horsens in Denmark, spending time on loan with Denmark's FC Fredericia and in Iceland with Fram Reykjavik before returning to the Dynamo and signing with the first team. 

“Since playing with the Academy years ago it was always a goal of mine to play in my hometown as a first team player,” Ibeagha said in a club release. “Today, I’ve finally reached that minor goal but I know it’s only the beginning. I want to thank Matt (Jordan) and Owen (Coyle) for giving me this great opportunity to grow as a player with an organization that has a bright future. I also want to thank [Dynamo director of youth development] James (Clarkson) for putting all that time into my development as a youth and being a direct influence on the player I am today. I am beyond excited for the journey ahead and I am more than ready to get to work.”