Dynamo’s Alberth Elis “Dreams” of Playing in Europe

Alberth Elis with Dynamo is 2019. Photo by Maria Lysaker/CSM/Shutterstock

Huston Dynamo are facing a likely possibility of losing their star forward Alberth Elis at the end of the year. In a recent chat with Honduran Radio America, Elis admitted that he “dreams” of playing in Europe and is attempting to make a move overseas. 

Elis has been a crucial part of Dynamo’s team in recent years and has developed in an All-Star caliber player. Now the 24-year-old wants to test his abilities against the world’s best. 

“For me it is a dream to be able to go to Europe and I think this is the chance,” said Elis. “This is the opportunity and I think I will make the decision in the end of trying to make the jump. God first, a good opportunity will come to try to make the leap.”

Elis is currently in the last year of his contract, and Dynamo has been unable to convince him to sign an extension despite making him some generous offers.

“Houston Dynamo has made offers to me as well. They made me an offer a few months ago, a very good one,” he added.

Alberth Elis spent his early career in native Honduras and Mexico, playing with Olimpia and C.F. Monterrey. In 2017, Elis joined Houston Dynamo from Monterrey on loan and immediately made an impact in MLS by scoring 10 goals and dishing four assists in 26 games.

Dynamo acquired Elis on a permanent basis in 2018, and he went on to earn his first All-Star appearance while leading the team to the U.S. Open Cup title. He played a total of 82 games with the club and has 30 goals to go with 24 assists.