DC United confirms the signing of Michael Estrada
The Major League Soccer club reached an agreement with Liga MX side Toluca to sign the Ecuadorian striker on loan for the 2022 regular season.
Michael Estrada joined Toluca in 2020 and since then he has become one of the best strikers on the continent. The Ecuadorian striker has scored 17 goals in Liga MX and he caught the eye of DC United.
Estrada will play on loan in MLS
The 25-year-old has also tallied six goals in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in CONMEBOL with Ecuador, who are on the verge of a World Cup berth. On Tuesday the Major League Soccer side confirmed that Estrada will arrive on loan for the entire 2022 campaign.
The Black-and-Red will have the option to make the move permanent at the end of his season-long loan. Estrada is pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC) to join the club during preseason.
“Bolstering our attack has been a priority for us in the offseason and we’ve been closely monitoring the possibility of bringing Michael to the club,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United President of Soccer Operations, said. “He is a dangerous #9 who we believe will be a great addition to our attacking unit, and we’re excited to get him on loan for the 2022 season.”
“We believe Michael has the quality to be a top goal scorer in our league. He’s a dynamic player who brings quality on the ball and an aerial presence and threat,” Lucy Rushton, D.C. United General Manager, said. “His capacity to break lines with his pace and power, as well as his ability to drop-in and link up play fits perfectly into our style of play and our profile for a player in this position.”