HOUSTON - Drafted in the third round of the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, senior midfielder and co-captain Samuel Appiah of the Boston University men's soccer team has signed with the Houston Dynamo. A third-team NSCAA Northeast All-Region honoree, he was placed in one of the four developmental roster spots that helps make up the 24-player team.
Named to the all-region team for the first time in his career in December, the senior co-captain Appiah saved his best for last. After totaling 19 points in his first three season, he became more of an offensive threat his final year, recording four goals and five assists for 13 points.
Besides scoring two goals against Stony Brook (10/3), he also had a goal and assist against then-No. 23 Brown for a 3-3 tie. In the last two games of the season, he recorded an assist to help propel the Terriers to the conference tournament. As a junior, he helped lead the team to a regular season and tournament title en route to the second round of the NCAAs.
Selected in January by the Dynamo, Appiah joined Zach Kirby (2007 - 6th round, LA Galaxy) and Andy Dorman (2004 - 6th round, New England Revolution) as Terriers drafted in the past 10 years. Mike Emenalo ('90) played for the San Jose Clash and current BU assistant coach Francis Okaroh ('87) was a member of the Chicago Fire, Miami Fusion and the Revolution.