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Departing striker Koke not happy with Houston Dynamo coach Kinnear

A translated excerpt from elmalaga.com suggests that Spanish striker Koke left Houston Dynamo because of coach Dom Kinnear's playing style.

The 28-year old left the Dynamo after about a month at the Texan club and there have been mixed messages as to why he chose to depart.

Initially, he told FutbolMLS.com that his family were unable to settle in the USA but the report on elmalaga.com indicates that there were other reasons.

'Koke's decision has nothing to do with the process of adaptation or the level of play that occurs in the MLS, which remains far below that of any Premier League in Europe, Latin America and Mexico but to the philosophy of the game that has Kinnear,' read the article.

'Dynamo coach would not work with players who have good technique and ball control, because its philosophy is the physical power and no creativity in midfield.

'Koke immediately caught that reality, well aware of the low level of play that exists in the MLS, and decided to continue his career in Europe, where it could go back to (Greek club) Aris (Thessaloniki).'

Dynamo president Chris Canetti added: "Dominic (Kinnear) asked him to have a little more patience and give more time to complete the adaptation process, but Koke replied that he wanted to leave the team immediately.

"On the basis of his request and that during his time on the computer (talking of his departure on Facebook and Twitter) did not cover the expectations we had, we decided to terminate the contract."

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