Dynamo land Urruti in deal for Struna
Houston Dynamo FC has acquired forward Maximiliano “Maxi” Urruti from Montreal in a trade for defender Kiki Struna, the team announced Monday.
The Dynamo also acquired Montreal’s natural second-round pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft and will send Montreal a 2021 international roster slot as part of the trade.
The 29-year-old Urruti has scored 53 goals and recorded 33 assists since his arrival in MLS in 2013. The Rosario, Argentina native won the 2015 MLS Cup with Portland and finished a three-year run with the Timbers with 15 goals and five assists.
“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 coach Tab Ramos said.
In other soccer news:
• Samantha Mewis scored three goals and her big sister Kristie Mewis added another to give the United States a 4-0 exhibition victory over Colombia at Orlando, Fla.
• Phil Neville, who led England to the Women’s World Cup semifinals in 2019, is leaving the coach’s job for a switch to the men’s game in Major League Soccer. Neville will become coach of Inter Miami, the franchise partly owned by David Beckham.
• D.C. United hired Hernán Losada as head coach, enlisting a largely unknown Argentine from the Belgian league’s Beerschot team to elevate an organization that hasn’t contended for the MLS championship in years.
Losada, 38, succeeds Ben Olsen, who was fired in October after 10 years. Like Olsen in 2010, he becomes the league’s youngest coach.