After acquiring the number one pick in Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft from Chicago Fire, FC Dallas selected former Portland Timbers forward, Maximiliano Urruti, adding some more South American flair.
After declining David Texiera's option and letting Blas Perez's contract expire, forward is obviously a need for Dallas during the offseason.
Urruti joined Major League Soccer in 2013, signing with Toronto FC, and quickly being dealt to Portland. In 67 appearances in MLS, the Argentine has scored 15 goals and notched 5 assists.
Urruti has been a thorn in FCD's side. He is quick and likes to play with flair. He's typically used as a late game substitute, and is very effective in that role. Urruti is much cheaper than Texeira, and with all do respect to Tex, will be much better than him as well.
The Argentinian fits Oscar Pareja's system. However, it will be interesting to see if Dan Hunt, Fernando Clavijo, and company intend for him to be a sub, or Dallas' primary target up top.