Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo promise more signings following Sebastian Ferreira's club-record deal

Lizzy Becherano
The Dynamo are looking to bounce back next season
The Dynamo are looking to bounce back next season / Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Dynamo general manager Pat Onstad has revealed more reinforcements are on the way after announcing the club-record signing of Sebastian Ferreira.

The news comes after new majority owner Ted Segal promised fans “materially higher” spending after the 2021 season.

“There’s no question mark, we’ll bring more,” Onstad said. “Now's the time to get back to work. It's nice to get one over the line. We had a nice meal last night with Seba and his agents, but at this stage now it's focus and move forward and try to make this team better.

“We have the support from ownership to do that and now it’s up to myself and the rest of our group to make sure that we make the right choices and bring the right players aboard.”

The Dynamo is looking to revamping their roster after concluding last season in last place on the Western Conference table, managing only 30 points in 34 games and a record of 6-12-16.

The arrival of Ferreira worked to prove the management’s commitment to improve, bringing in the forward as a Designated Player from Club Libertad Asunción in Paraguay. He holds a strong track record in Liga MX and in competitions like Copa Libertadores, adding experience to a relatively young roster.

But newest head coach Paulo Nagamura reassured fans that next season will not be a "one-man show," revealing more signings are expected.

“Definitely we are going to be looking to add some quality players, hopefully in the near future,” said Nagamura. “I don’t think this is a one-man show with the signing of Sebastian. I think we all know that pieces need to be added, but we are going to have to do it at the right time and in the right way.”

Onstad added: “What it says is that Ted is going to follow through as a man of his word. He's going to follow through on what he mentioned the first time he came here. So, the nice thing is that he's giving us the resources to make this team better and stronger and we’ll continue to do that.”