Portland Acquires Urruti From Toronto

Portland Acquires Urruti From Toronto

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 9, 2013
  • Maximiliano Urruti, Trades

The Portland Timbers have acquired Argentine forward Maximiliano Urruti and an international roster slot from Toronto FC in exchange for forward Bright Dike, a first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money, it was announced today.

Toronto FC will receive the Timbers’ lowest first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, should the Timbers acquire a second first-round pick in that draft. The international roster slot acquired by the Timbers from Toronto FC runs through the 2013 MLS season and expires Dec. 31, 2013.

Urruti, 22, was acquired on August 16, 2013 and made two substitute appearances for Toronto FC.

The Argentine playmaker was one that former TFC executive Kevin Payne had sought after all summer long. If anything, Portland is coming away with a slight steal from this trade.