Juan David Cabezas to remain with Houston Dynamo

Midfielder Juan David Cabezas will remain with the Houston Dynamo after the club secured his full transfer from Deportivo Cali on Thursday, the team has announced.

"Juan was one of our steadiest performers this year and acquiring him on a full transfer from Deportivo Cali was one of our priorities this offseason," Dynamo vice president and general manager Matt Jordan said in a club statement.

"He has transitioned well to Major League Soccer and his quality as a player on the field, along with his professional attitude off the field will be important for our club moving forward."

Cabezas, who will take up one of the club's international roster spots, helped the Dynamo to the Western Conference finals this season, where they fell to the Seattle Sounders.

The Colombia youth international played in 27 matches in 2017, and ranked among the league's top tacklers while leading the team in passes attempted and completion percentage.

"Juan David impacted the Houston Dynamo with his presence on the field throughout the season. He was a top player in the midfield for us and is a natural ball winner," said Dynamo manager Wilmer Cabrera.

"This year he showed his discipline, that he can tackle the ball, win the ball and strike the ball. He was very solid and an important element for the team to be successful this season."