The Houston Dynamo announced that they have acquired midfielder Cristian Maidana and attacker Andrew Wenger from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for general allocation money, targeted allocation money and a first round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
"Cristian is a player with tremendous ability who can see a pass and open up defenses as his assists show, and we feel he is coming into the prime of his career and can add more quality to our group," Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle said via press release. "Andrew is a young player with tremendous pace and power who we feel has the capacity to fulfill all his undoubted ability and potential and again add to our talented squad. Both players are very excited to join the Houston Dynamo and we look forward to working with Cristian and Andrew."
In his two seasons with the Union Maidana played in 54 games and scored three goals. A creator in the midfield he has 26 assists during his time in Philly. Prior to coming to MLS he played for Argentinos Juniors (Argentina), Atlante (Mexico), Recreativo de Huelva (Spain) and Spartak Moscow (Russia).
Andrew Wenger started his MLS career when he was drafted as the number one overall pick by the Montreal Impact in 2012. He spent three seasons with the Impact before making the move to the Union. He played 54 games with the Union and scored seven goals while there.