The trades continue here today for FC Dallas as they have made a second move on this first official day of the MLS offseason. On Sunday, FC Dallas has traded forward Maxi Urruti to the Montreal Impact in exchange for Montreal’s first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft (No. 10 overall) and $75,000 in Targeted Allocation Money.
FC Dallas will also retain 50 percent of any transfer value on Maxi outside of MLS before the first game of the 2019 season with additional future considerations beyond that.
Urruti has been an important piece for FC Dallas over the last few seasons. He scored 29 goals and 20 assists in 95 appearances for FC Dallas. He was drafted first overall by FC Dallas in Stage One of the 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft. He helped FC Dallas win the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, scoring twice in the 4-2 win over the New England Revolution, and was instrumental in capturing the club’s first Supporters’ Shield a month later.
He scored a career-high 12 goals in the 2017 season and tallied a career-high 11 assists during the 2018 season. FC Dallas went 32-4-9 across all competitions when Urruti scored or assisted since his club debut in 2016.
This now gives FC Dallas two top ten picks as they also acquired Colorado’s first round pick (#4) earlier in the year in a trade for Kellyn Acosta. Adding more TAM to the coffers helps the roster build out this offseason as they club continues to re-tool the offense.
What do you make of Maxi being traded? Excited to see some fresh faces up front next year for FC Dallas?