[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Montreal Impact's wheeling and dealing continued Friday as it signed former U.S. U-20 midfielder Bryan Arguez from the NASL’s Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, marking his return to MLS a little less than five years after being taken in the first round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United a day before his 18th birthday.
Arguez, 22, had been a teammate of Gerson Mayen, who was on loan from Chivas USA and acquired by the Impact in a trade on Wednesday that sent Mayen and Justin Braun to Chivas USA for Expansion Draft pick James Riley, formerly of Seattle, and allocation money.
The move comes a little less than four years after he left D.C. United for Germany's Hertha Berlin in a $350,000 transfer deal without having played an MLS game.
A week after signing, Arguez made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 19 but never played a game after that. He was signed by the Strikers owner Traffic Sports in 2010.
Montreal now has 17 players on the roster.