Expansion side FC Cincinnati selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya No. 1 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.
"This is what I worked my whole life for," Amaya told MLSSoccer.com at the draft in Chicago. "This is a crazy moment."
Amaya, 18, is the youngest player in the draft, but his upside is such that he's expected to adapt well to the professional game, even in a central playmaking role that is usually the domain of foreign players.
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DaMarcus Beasley will stay with the Houston Dynamo for his 20th professional season, re-signing with the Major League Soccer side for the 2019 campaign.
Beasley, 36, has played with the Dynamo since joining midway through the 2014 season.
The veteran left back played in 26 games -- all starts -- last season and finished with a goal and two assists for the Dynamo, who went 10-8-16 and missed the playoffs.
The Dynamo did enjoy some success last season, winning the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in September.
The Houston Dynamo have signed Slovenian defender Aljaz Struna from Italian Serie B side Palermo, the team announced on Monday.
The deal was used with targeted allocation money and Struna will occupy an international roster slot.
Struna had been with Palermo since 2012, which included stints at Varese and Capri. He won Serie B titles with Palermo in 2013-14 and with Capri with 2014-15.
Struna has earned 12 caps for the Slovenian national team, including six starts for his country during the...