Impact acquires 19-year-old midfielder Maximiliano Rodriguez on loan

He joins from Argentinos Juniors in Argentina's first division

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Monday the acquisition of 19-year-old Argentinean midfielder Maximiliano Rodriguez who will be on loan with the club for the 2013 MLS season. As per league policy, details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Rodriguez joins the Impact from Argentinos Juniors of the Primera A (Argentina’s first division). He was part of Atlético Madrid’s youth academy between 2007 and 2009, in Spain, before returning to Argentina. He will train with the Impact’s first team starting today.

"He is a young player that has a lot of potential," said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. "We have been following him for over six months and I also had the chance to see him play in Argentina. He is a technically gifted player with a lot of raw talent. We feel that with some time on the field training with our experienced players and coaches, his talent can be refined. He is a young developmental project with a big upside."

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rodriguez appeared in eight games for Argentinos Juniors since his debut with the club in 2010.

MAXIMILIANO RODRIGUEZ
Position: M
Height: 5’10
Weight: 180 lbs
Born: April 1, 1994, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citizenship: Argentina
Acquired: Loaned, April 8, 2013
Previous Experience: Argentinos Juniors (Academy), Atlético Madrid (Academy)

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