Philadelphia Union sign Julian Carranza on loan ahead of 2022 MLS season
The Philadelphia Union have announced they have signed Julian Carranza on loan for the 2022 MLS season in exchange for a second-round pick in the upcoming SuperDraft. The 21-year-old scored three goals in 41 appearances for Inter Miami. Carranza was one of the first players signed by Inter Miami when the club formed in 2019. Before the MLS, he played for Club Atletico Banfield in the top Argentine league, Primera Division.
Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner is very much looking forward to watching Carranza develop with the club.
We’re excited to welcome Julián to the Philadelphia Union and add a promising young attacker with a lot of potential to our roster, he is aggressive in the box and brings the versatility of a natural center forward who fits the profile of a striker we were looking for, as well as our style of play. We look forward to welcoming him to the team and watching him develop in our system.”
Carranza moved to Buenos Aires to play for Banfield Academy at 13 years old. He would eventually join their senior team where he played 48 matches, scoring 11 goals and two assists. Carranza has some international experience as well, playing for Argentina’s U-17 and U-23 National Team.
Looking Ahead for the Union
The Union start their 2022 MLS season in February, and have time to make more moves. The months of December and January will be for the Union to address the roster and make any changes they feel are needed. Recently, they announced their roster decisions, including extensions for five players. The club will never forget how last season ended, and now look to make a serious run towards the 2022 MLS Cup.
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