Found August 17, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
It took a really long time but Toronto FC finally got its man.
The Major League Soccer club announced Friday that it has signed Argentine forward Maximiliano Urruti a player that Kevin Payne has been tracking since his days with D.C. United before he became TFC’s new president and general manager last November.
Urruti a 22-year-old native of Rosario (the same hometown of Lionel Messi) will travel with the team for Saturday night’s road game against the Columbus Crew. Payne said Urruti will be available for selection against the Crew pending the arrival of his international transfer certificate which TFC expects to come on Friday evening.
Payne confirmed that Urruti has not been signed as a designated player.
“The guaranteed portion (of the contract) is through 2015 and then we have options. We hope that he’s (someone) who can be an important player here for years to come and part of the young group (of players) that we’re trying to build around that we’re trying to make the nucl...
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