Well, that was quite the draft day.
No sooner had the Loons picked up New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall with their first overall pick then they traded him away to Montreal Impact for midfielder Johan Venegas.
Venegas is a fantastic get for United. He is an energetic and intuitive playmaker that will add to whatever attack-minded team Inchy assembles over the coming weeks.
Not only that but the midfielder seems like a genuinely great person; precisely the type of player you want helping lead your locker room. Here is the very classy statement Venegas released tonight after his transfer was finalized.
In reference to my transfer, I would like to attach this communication. Again, thanks for your support. Blessings! pic.twitter.com/Omg8TYrnZB— Johan Venegas Ulloa (@Johan_VenegasCR) December 14, 2016
En referencia a mi traspaso quiero adjuntarles este comunicado, nuevamente gracias por su apoyo. Bendiciones! pic.twitter.com/QTUnJE3nzE— Johan Venegas Ulloa (@Johan_VenegasCR) December 14, 2016
I’m a huge fan of Costa Rican soccer in general, and of Venegas in particular. I’m looking forward to great things from him as part of our fledgling team.
Pura Vida, Johan!