Houston Dynamo broke club records in signing forward Sebastián Ferreira as a Designated Player from Club Libertad Asunción.
Ferreira is signed through the 2025 Major League Soccer season with an option for 2026, the club announced Tuesday. The transfer cost Houston a reported $4.3m, making him the most expensive signing in Dynamo history.
The player joins the Dynamo after two years with Libertad, where he won two golden boots and led the club to the 2021 Apertura championship. He finished with 34 goals and 12 assists in 79 all competitions for the Paraguayan club.
“Sebastian is a high-potential attacker with an impressive scoring record in South America and Liga MX. He also possesses the tenacity and selflessness that we are looking for in Houston Dynamo FC players,” general manager Pat Onstad said in a club release.
“Our top priority this offseason was to sign a forward who can be a difference-maker and it’s a huge credit to Ted Segal and the rest of the ownership group to provide us the resources to make the largest player acquisition in club history.”
Before joining Libertad, the forward spent four seasons with Club Atletico Morelia in Liga MX, recording 16 goals and four assists in 52 appearances.
“Very excited to join the club, grateful for the vote of confidence from the technical staff and it shows that I have grown as a player and have made an impact on the field,” Ferreira said.
“You could tell from the tone and professionalism from our first meeting, this is an ambitious club and as a player you want to be a part of that. I’m grateful for the opportunity and excited to represent the club.”
Houston is set to kick off their 2022 Major League Soccer campaign on February 27 when they host Real Salt Lake.