The Houston Dynamo have acquired attacking midfielder Luis Gil on loan from Queretaro FC, having traded a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft and future considerations to Real Salt Lake in exchange for his rights.
Gil, 24, played for Real Salt Lake for five years, before joining the Mexican outfit at the end of the 2015 season. Last year, he was sent on loan to Orlando City, where he played 17 matches. He returns to MLS with Houston, having failed to record a single goal or assist last season with the Lions.
Despite his limited production, head coach Wilmer Cabrera is excited to have Gil join his ranks as the 28th player on the Dynamo roster.
"We are happy to bring Luis in because he's an outstanding player, a U.S. men's national team-caliber player," Cabrera said in a club-issued statement. "He's young, he has a lot of ability and he's confident, and now his teammates and our club must help him to feel comfortable and happy to perform and to display the tools and the game that he has."
Gil has represented the United States across multiple youth levels and made two appearances with the senior national team in 2014, though he has not received a call-up since 2016.