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Inter Miami loans Julian Carranza to Philadelphia Union

Inter Miami forward Julian Carranza (21) scores a goal against FC Cincinnati during the second half of a Major League Soccer game at DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Inter Miami forward Julian Carranza (21) scores a goal against FC Cincinnati during the second half of a Major League Soccer game at DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Young Argentinean team Julian Carranza, who was one of the first signings with the club in 2019, announced that he was sent to Philadelphia Union on loan for the 2022 season in exchange for a second-round selection in the MLS SuperDraft 2022.

The deal includes an option to make the loan permanent.

This deal gives the club the flexibility to continue maneuvering the roster, as we aim to improve the team and achieve our goals in the 2022 campaign. “We wish Julian well during his loan period,” said Inter Miami head of football and sporting director Chris Henderson.

Carranza signed Inter Miami in July 2019 from Argentine club Atletico Banfield with great promises. He played 42 matches in the Miami shirt, participated in 11 games, and scored three goals over two seasons. He was earning $750,000 a year.

Carranza’s loan deal is the latest of several moves Inter Miami are making outside of next season.

Last month, the club added midfielder/background Mo Adams from Atlanta United to acquire the rights to reserve goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira, winger/forward Ariel Lasseter (son of former MLS star Roy Lasseter) from Houston Dynamo and Brazilian midfielder Jan Motta from Santos. The club also re-signed veteran midfielder Victor Oloa and replaced winger Louis Morgan with the New York Red Bulls for $1.2 million in general allocation money.

More moves are expected as Miami needs to recover revenue after being fined $271,250 in allotment money in 2022 and 2023 as punishment for violations of listing rules in Blaise Matuidi’s contract.

Neither Henderson nor coach Phil Neville was with the club when the rules were broken, but they are dealing with the consequences.

“It’s about building a roster, building an attitude, building momentum to win the next season,” Neville said at the end of the 2021 season. “This club has to win games, it has to win things and we shouldn’t hide away from that. It’s going to be tough. We’re behind the ball eight in terms of other teams and their ability to recruit because of penalties. We’ve accepted it, we’ll take it, but we have to make better decisions because we have the margin for error.” Less than anyone else.”

It is likely that Inter Miami will part with at least one of their three high-priced players – Matuidi, Gonzalo Higuain and Rodolfo Pizarro. According to Mexican media reports, a few Liga MX clubs have held talks with Miami about Mexican playmaker Pizarro. Chivas and Monterrey are said to be interested.

Pizarro scored seven goals and made nine assists in 46 games with Miami and played for the Mexican national team during the past few years. Although he has shown flashes of his skills, he and Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain have not forged a fruitful partnership. Pizarro is in high demand from other clubs because he is younger and Higuain’s salary of $6 million is among the highest in the league.

If Pizarro leaves, the team could be replaced by Brazilian Rafael Vega, the 26-year-old playmaker who has scored 41 goals and provided 11 assists in 139 games for Palmeiras since his arrival in 2017. Inter Miami have been in negotiations with Vega over the past. Month.

He helped the club win the historic treble at Campeonato Paulista, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Brazil in 2020. A few weeks ago, he scored a goal in the 2-1 Copa Libertadores win over Flamengo.

Veiga is known for the accuracy of his passes behind the striker, his dangerous shots and his shooting ability. He will reportedly ask for a transfer fee of between $7 million and $10 million.

Inter Miami finished 11th in the Eastern Conference this season, with four places from the playoffs. Training camp begins on January 17 and the season opener will be at home on February 26 against Chicago Fire.

Singles tickets for the 17 home games will go on sale via Ticketmaster.com beginning at 10am on December 24. Fans can also call 0611-428 305 for more information.

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Miami Herald sports writer Michelle Kaufman has covered 14 Olympics, six World Cups, Wimbledon, US Open, NCAA basketball tournaments, NBA Playoffs, and Super Bowls and has been a football and basketball writer at the University of Miami for 25 years. She was born in Frederick, Maryland, and raised in Miami.

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