So much for not disclosing the financial terms of this deal. Amigo Energy is shelling out $7.5 million over 4 years for the front of Houtson's kit. God damn, that seems like a lot of money to me. The league is getting about that from ESPN a year though, so maybe it's not.
Houston so far hasn't given the impression that they are looking to bring in a big name DP, but that's a good piece of scratch to go shopping with if you were. If they can make it to MLS Cup again with the crew they have assembled right now I think they might sit tight and forgo making a splash with the cash. Also if LA wants a second DP slot for next year (which we all know they do) AEG shenanigans will be in full effect to make Houston give them theirs if they still aren't expressing interest in using it.
Do I know this for sure, nope. Could I see it happening, absolutely.