Houston Dynamo sign forward Ifunanyachi Achara

Lizzy Becherano
 Ifunanyachi Achara  joins the Houston Dynamo.
Ifunanyachi Achara joins the Houston Dynamo. / Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Dynamo FC have signed forward Ifunanyachi Achara for the 2023 Major League Soccer season with an option for 2024. 

The player was picked up by Houston in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on November 22. 

“Achara is a powerful and fast, young attacker who provides valuable depth across our front line. As a club, we are looking to add more players with a history of winning trophies, regardless of the level,”  Dynamo general manager Pat Onstad said in a release.

“We were impressed by Achara’s leadership role during a very successful period for the Georgetown Hoyas, including a National Championship in 2019. We look forward to his continued growth as a young professional and expect him to add to our culture and contribute to our attack in 2023.”

The forward last featured for Toronto FC, where he recorded three goals and two assists in 30 games since 2020. He originally joined the league in 2020, coming in after serving a first round pick by Toronto FC in the MLS SuperDraft. 

Achara stands as Houston’s third addition this offseason, putting their roster at 22 players for the 2023 campaign. New head coach Ben Olsen is hopeful the new crop of players can end the team’s five-year absence from the MLS Cup Playoffs.