USA’s Beasley leaves Puebla for Houston Dynamo

After three seasons with Mexico's Puebla, United States international DaMarcus Beasley (pictured) joined the Houston Dynamo on July 23, 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)

HOUSTON -- The Houston Dynamo announced Wednesday that it has signed United States international DaMarcus Beasley on two-and-a-half-year contract.

The 32-year-old left back/midfielder joins the Major League Soccer club after three seasons with Mexico’s Puebla.  He became the first American to play in four all-time World Cups, starting all four of the USA’s games at Brazil 2014.

“I am excited and ready to start this new chapter in my career,” said Beasley, who has 17 goals in 120 international appearances.  “I feel fit and ready to go and hope Dom (Kinnear) will see my work ethic and desire to play at a high level.”

His career includes stints with Hannover 96 (Germany), Rangers (Scotland), Manchester City (England), PSV Eindhoven (Holland) and the Chicago Fire.

Beasley has won numerous club trophies, including the 2009 and 2010 Scottish Premier League, 2008 Scottish Cup and 2010 Scottish League Cup with Rangers; the 2005 and 2006 Dutch Eredivisie and 2005 KNVB Cup with PSV Eindhoven; and the 2000 and 2003 U.S. Open Cup with the Chicago Fire.