The Houston Dynamo continued the process of shaping their 2013 roster today by announcing they've released young midfielder Josue Soto. Soto is a 24-year-old product of the Dynamo Academy and had signed a professional contract under the homegrown rules on January 19th, 2011.
Soto made no appearances in league matches during his two seasons with the Dynamo and spent most of the 2012 season on loan with the San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League. Soto made 24 appearances for the Scorpions with two goals and three assists. Soto did play for the Dynamo against the Scorpions in San Antonio's 1-0 victory over Houston in the 2012 U.S. Open Cup.
Soto's release leaves two homegrown players on the Dynamo roster, goalkeeper Tyler Deric (the team's first ever homegrown signing) and Alex Dixon. The team's fourth homegrown signing, Francisco Navas Cobo, was released last year.