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Maximiliano Urruti signs new multi-year deal with the Impact

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that Argentine striker Maximiliano Urruti has signed a new three-year contract with the club, with an option year for 2022, using Targeted Allocation Money.

The Impact acquired Urruti on December 9 from FC Dallas, in exchange for $75,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and a first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Urruti, 27, has recorded 44 goals and 25 assists in 162 regular season games, including 118 starts, and 10,580 minutes through his five-and-a-half MLS seasons. He has also scored twice in nine MLS Cup Playoff games, helping the Portland Timbers win their first ever MLS Cup title in 2015.

More recently, the Argentine finished first – or tied for first – in goals scored for FC Dallas in each of his last three seasons, with a production of nine, 12 and eight goals, while leading his team with 11 assists in 2018. His 29 goals place him amongst the top 15 finishers in MLS over the last three seasons, tied for 11th. He is also the forward who has completed the most tackles in MLS in the last three seasons.

He contributed to FC Dallas’ double in 2016, helping the Toros finish on top of the MLS regular season standings to win their first Supporters’ Shield in club history. He also scored two goals in a 4-2 win against the New England Revolution in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final. He recorded 29 goals and 20 assists in 95 regular season games, including 90 starts, and 7,966 minutes, while playing more than 2,400 minutes in each of his seasons there.

He previously spent two seasons and a half with the Portland Timbers, between 2013 and 2015, totalling 15 goals and five assists in 65 games, including 28 starts, and 2,577 minutes of play. He appeared in 30 games in each of his last two seasons, primarily as a substitute, still finishing in second place with the Timbers for most goals in 2014 with 10, in only 1,181 minutes played.

He originally joined MLS with Toronto FC in August 2013, before being traded to the Timbers a month later.

He holds his American green card and does not count as an international player.

Transaction: Striker Maximiliano Urruti signs a new three-year contract with the Montreal Impact, with an option year for 2022, using Targeted Allocation Money.

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