Thanks to a tweet by Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis yesterday morning, it was clear that something was going on between the Dynamo and former Dynamo Defender Mike Chabala. My early speculation was that the Dynamo signed the free agent who had been traded away to Portland back in 2011; however, it appears, according to Dynamo Theory, that Chabala has only been invited to the Dynamo preseason camp for a trial.
Familiarity with the Dynamo system and what Coach Dominic Kinnear expects from players suggests that Chabala has a good shot at making it back onto the squad. Chabala's internal drive will play a big part too, seeing that this might be one of his last opportunities to make it onto an MLS team before the start of the 2013 season.
According to Dynamo Theory, Scottish forward Callum Elliot is also on trial with the Houston Dynamo. From 2004 through 2012, Elliot was with Heart of Midlothian F.C., but spent much of that time on loans to clubs like Motherwell, Dundee, and Livingston. Most recently, Elliot was in Lithuania with VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius.