Romell Quioto (pictured) scored seven goals in 22 games during the 2017 MLS regular season. (Photo: Mexsport)
HOUSTON, Texas – Fans of both the Houston Dynamo and Honduras can breathe easy. Romell Quioto says he is not injured and is healthy enough to feature in Houston’s opening round Major League Soccer playoff match on Thursday against visiting Sporting Kansas City.
The 26-year-old was replaced in the 68th minute after scoring the second of the Dynamo’s three goals in a 3-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday.
Quioto had collected a ball at midfield, and surged past the Chicago defense into the left side of the box, before slipping a shot past Fire goalkeeper Richard Sanchez. He was then seen wincing and clutching his hamstring.
“I was feeling cramps a little, so the coach decided to substitute me,” said Quioto. “Now I need to recover and keep working on what comes next.”
In addition to the MLS postseason, the forward is also expected to spearhead Honduras’ attack for next month’s intercontinental playoff against Australia for a in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Quioto believes he will be ready to compete.
“I feel good,” the former Olimpia star concluded. “It was only a cramp and nothing more. I don’t have an injury.”