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Dynamo acquire forward Maxi Urruti from Montreal

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Defender Kiki Struna heads to Canada in the trade.

Montreal Impact v Columbus Crew SC Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Houston Dynamo FC has acquired forward Maximiliano “Maxi” Urruti from Club de Foot Montréal (formerly the Montréal Impact) in a trade for defender Kiki Struna.

Houston also acquired Montréal’s natural second-round pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft and will send Montréal a 2021 international roster slot as part of the trade. The Dynamo will retain a portion of the sell-on fee if Struna is transferred to a club outside of Major League Soccer.

“We are pleased the opportunity presented itself to add a proven winner like Maxi to our roster ahead of the 2021 season,” said Club Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan. “He’s been a big part of several championship winning teams in our league and he’ll immediately add competition and a winning mentality to our group.”

The Rosario, Argentina native has scored 53 goals and tallied 33 assists in his Major League Soccer career. The 29-year-old joined MLS in 2013 and has had great success in the league. He won the 2015 MLS Cup with Portland, the 2016 Supporters Shield and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with FC Dallas, and the 2019 Canadian Cup championship with Montréal.

“Maxi knows first-hand what it takes to be a champion in MLS and has consistently scored goals since he arrived in the league,” Dynamo head coach Tab Ramos said. “He brings quality, speed and a tremendous work ethic.”

With the addition of Urruti, the Dynamo now have 25 players under contract for the 2021 MLS season. Urruti holds a Green Card as a permanent United States resident and will not occupy an international roster slot.