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United Acquire Forward Johan Venegas

The Loons moved for the experienced Costa Rican international shortly after the Expansion Draft

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Today has been a busy day for Minnesota United’s front office. Shortly after the Expansion Draft, United sent their first selection Chris Duvall and general allocation money to the Montreal Impact in exchange for Costa Rican forward Johan Venegas.

Montreal acquired Venegas from Costa Rican club Alajuelense in August of 2015. Over the last two seasons with the Impact, Venegas played 1,589 minutes across 39 games, registering three goals and an assist.

USMNT fans will have rather upsetting memories of Venegas, as he scored the opener in the Yanks’ 4-0 humiliation in Costa Rica. Venegas has appeared 30 times for Los Ticos, tallying seven goals along the way.

Along with new Loon Femi Hollinger-Janzen (selected from the New England Revolution with MNUFC’s final Expansion Draft pick), United finally have some attackers on the roster. With the club apparently still working on a deal with Christian Ramirez (#RamirezWatch) and rumors swirling that they are considering using their first-overall SuperDraft pick on forward Jeremy Ebobisse, our attacking unit could soon be fleshed out.