Herediano loans Brown to Houston Dynamo

Keyner Brown (pictured) was loaned by Herediano to MLS's Houston Dynamo on August 3, 2016. (Photo: Mexsport) 

HEREDIA, Costa Rica – Herediano announced Wednesday that it has loaned defender Keyner Brown to the Houston Dynamo through the remainder of 2016.

The 24-year-old has made 168 appearances in the Costa Rican first division, including 44 during the 2015/16 season with the Florenses. Brown helped Herediano win two league titles -- the 2015 and 2016 Verano tournaments. He scored the tying goal in extra time of the second leg of the 2015 Final, a penalty shootout triumph over Alajuelense. Brown started both legs of the 2016 Final in May as Herediano defeated Alajuelense once again.

“Keyner is a young, athletic defender whose physical presence will be a welcomed addition to our backline.” Dynamo VP/general manager Matt Jordan said. “We look forward to him integrating into our group as we push into the second half of the season.”

Brown made eight appearances for Herediano in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, helping it reach the 2014/15 semifinals. He also has two caps for Costa Rica and made one appearance at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Herediano, which currently occupies first place in the Costa Rican Invierno (4W-1D-0L, 13 points), opens its 2016/17 SCCL schedule Thursday at Panama’s Plaza Amador