The Houston Dynamo have bolstered their goalkeeping options with the signing of free agent Andrew Tarbell, the club announced Wednesday.
Tarbell joins on a two-year deal through the 2024 MLS season, with Houston holding an option for one additional year.
“Andrew is an experienced MLS goalkeeper who brings a winning mentality to our locker room and adds competition to our goalkeeping position,” Dynamo general manager Pat Onstad said in a club press release.
“We talked about adding more quality and depth to our roster this offseason and Andrew’s signing aligns with that intention. Plus, his experience on three different MLS playoff clubs will be invaluable as we restore a winning mentality at our club.
“We welcome Andrew and his family to the city of Houston.”
Tarbell will serve as back-up to No.1 goalkeeper Steve Clark, having previously spent two years in a similar role behind Brad Stuver at fellow Texas side Austin FC.
Prior to his move to Texas, Tarbell spent time with the Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes, earning two clean sheets during the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs with the former en route to becoming champions.
Overall, the 29-year-old has made 70 appearances across his professional career so far, keeping 12 clean sheets and conceding 100 goals.
Tarbell is the Dynamo’s third move this winter so far alongside Brazilian midfielder Artur and Nigerian forward Ifunanyachi Achara as new head coach Ben Olsen looks to revamp a roster that finished 13th in the Western Conference last season, missing out on the Playoffs for the fifth year running.
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