Inter Miami loan Julian Carranza to Philadelphia Union


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

Inter Miami’s young Argentinian forward Julian Carranza, one of the club’s first signing in 2019, has been loaned to the Philadelphia Union for the 2022 season in exchange for a second-round pick in the SuperDraft of MLS 2022, the team announced Thursday.

The agreement includes an option to make the loan permanent.

“This transaction gives the club the flexibility to continue maneuvering the roster, as we aim to improve the squad and achieve our goals for the 2022 campaign. We wish Julián the best of luck during his loan tenure,” said Chris Henderson, Sporting Director and Sporting Director of Inter Miami.

Carranza signed for Inter Miami in July 2019 from Club Atlético Banfield Argentina with a lot of promise. He made 42 appearances for Miami, started 11 games and scored three goals in two seasons. He was making $ 750,000 a year.

Carranza’s loan deal is the latest of many off-season moves Inter Miami are making ahead of next season.

Over the past month, the club added Atlanta United midfielder / back Mo Adams for the rights of substitute goalie Dylan Castanheira, winger / striker Ariel Lassiter (son of former MLS star Roy Lassiter ) of Houston Dynamo and Brazilian midfielder Jean Mota de Santos. The club also re-signed veteran midfielder Victor Ulloa and traded winger Lewis Morgan to the New York Red Bulls for $ 1.2 million in general allowance.

Further moves are expected as Miami must recoup its income after being fined $ 2,271,250 in allocation funds in 2022 and 2023 as punishment for list rule violations in Blaise’s contract. Matuidi.

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

“It’s about building a roster, building an attitude, building momentum to win next season,” Neville said at the end of the 2021 season. “This club has to win games, has to win things and we must not hide from it. It’s going to be hard. We’re behind the eight ball in terms of other teams and their ability to sign because of the penalties. We accepted it, we will take it, but we have to make even better decisions because our margin for error is less than everyone’s.

Inter Miami will likely part ways with at least one of their three high-priced nominated players – Matuidi, Gonzalo Higuain, Rodolfo Pizarro. According to Mexican media, a few Liga MX clubs are in talks with Miami over Mexican playmaker Pizarro. Chivas and Monterrey would be interested.

Pizarro has scored seven goals and collected nine assists in 46 games for Miami and has played for the Mexican national team in recent years. Although he showed flashes of his skill, he and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain never formed a productive partnership. Pizarro is in more demand by other clubs as he is younger and Higuain’s $ 6 million salary is among the highest in the league.

If Pizarro leaves, the team could replace him with Brazilian Raphael Veiga, a 26-year-old playmaker who has scored 41 goals and provided 11 assists in 139 games for Palmeiras since joining in 2017. Inter Miami have been in negotiations with Veiga in the past. month.

He helped the club win a historic treble from Campeonato Paulista, Copa Libertadores and Copa do Brasil in 2020. A few weeks ago, he scored a goal in the 2-1 Copa Libertadores final victory against Flamengo.

Veiga is known for his passing precision behind the attacker, dangerous runs and ability to shoot. He reportedly charged a transfer fee of $ 7-10 million.

Inter Miami finished in 11th place in the Eastern Conference this season, four places in the playoffs. Training camp opens Jan. 17, and the season opener is home on Feb. 26 against the Chicago Fire.

Individual match tickets for all 17 home games will go on sale at from 10 a.m. on December 24. Fans can also call 305-428-0611 for more information.

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

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