The New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo have a long history with each other. The two rivals met back-to-back years in the MLS Cup final (2006 & 2007), with the Dynamo edging the Revs in both contests.
The rivals are once again in competition against each other, this time for the services of Glasgow Rangers winger Sone Aluko.
In a report on the Scottish Sun official website, Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear confirmed that he has been following the Rangers ace. Along with the Dynamo, the report also links the New England Revolution, along with ‘several’ other English clubs.
“There will be other clubs looking at Sone but we’ll be professional and wait until we get word he’s free,” said Kinnear.
He added: “When a guy can stand out in Old Firm games, I think he could do it in any league in the world.”
The Nigerian international is only 23 years old, and enjoyed a promising first season with the Rangers in 2011. Aluko scored 12 goals in just 21 appearances.
The possibility of the prized Aluko joining the MLS is a result of the collapse of the Rangers football club, who were liquidated earlier this month. The club will likely be playing in the Scottish Third Division next year, with players having the option to transfer their contract or opt out.
Houston and New England both sit in the middle of the Eastern Conference standings, and both clubs would benefit immensely from obtaining the attacking threat in Aluko.