Montreal Impact sign Argentine striker Maxi Urruti to new three-year deal

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have signed Argentine striker Maximiliano Urruti to a new three-year contract, with an option year for 2022.

The Impact acquired the 27-year-old Urruti from FC Dallas in December in exchange for US$ 75,000 in targeted allocation money and a first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Montreal said it used targeted allocation money to sign Urruti, who made $ 781,000 last season. TAM can be used to sign new or re-sign existing players whose salary and acquisition costs are more than the maximum salary budget charge ($ 504,375) but less than $ 1.5 million.

Urruti has 44 career goals and 25 assists in 162 regular-season games over 5 1/2 MLS seasons. He led or tied for the lead in FC Dallas scoring each of his last three seasons.

He originally came to MLS with Toronto FC in August 2013, before being traded to the Portland Timbers a month later. He spent 2 1/2 seasons in Portland.

Urruti has an American green card and so does not count as an international player.

Dallas used the draft pick acquired in the Urruti deal to pick North Carolina defender John Nelson.

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