Dynamo Sign Goalkeeper Evan NewtonFebruary 14, 2011 - Major League Soccer (MLS) Houston Dynamo
Newton, 22, was selected with the seventh pick in the first round of the January 18 supplemental draft. He recently graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., with a degree in sports management, and finished as the Monarchs' all-time leader in saves and shutouts. Newton was a first team all-Colonial Athletic Association in 2010 after posting a 1.07 goals against average and is a former member of the U.S. U-17 national team.
Since joining training camp with the Dynamo, Newton has seen action in one scrimmage and is currently with the club on its preseason trip to Phoenix, Arizona.
The Dynamo's 2011 MLS regular season opener is set for Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. against the Philadelphia Union at Robertson Stadium. Tickets are available at HoustonDynamo.com.
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first five seasons and represented the United States in international competition four consecutive years from 2007-10. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
Height: 6'2" Weight: 185 lbs.
Date of Birth: April 1, 1988
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Va.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Citizenship: United States
College: Old Dominion University
Last Club: Old Dominion University
How Acquired: 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft, 1st Round
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