FC Dallas select Maximiliano Urruti with No. 1 pick in Re-Entry Draft

Maximiliano Urruti - Portland Timbers - Celebrate

After winning the 2015 MLS Cup on Sunday, Maximiliano Urruti has already found a new team.

The Portland Timbers striker was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft. Urruti joined Toronto FC in 2013 before being traded to Portland shortly after. 

In 65 games (24 starts) with the Timbers over three seasons, Urruti scored 15 goals and contributed five assists.

He also played a big part in Portland's run to MLS Cup. The Timbers were down 2-1 to Sporting Kansas City in extratime of the Knockout Round game before the Argentine scored in the 118th to force penalty kicks. He put his penalty kick past Jon Kempin in the ensuing shootout.

The only other selection in Stage 1 was by Sporting Kansas City, who selected former Chicago Fire goalkeeper Alec Kann. Kann spent three seasons with the Fire with his only start coming on Decision Day against the New York Red Bulls. 

Players selected in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft will be able to sign with their new club for their current contract option for 2016. Players unselected in Stage 1 will be eligible for Stage 2; picks from Stage 2 will negotiate new deals with their new clubs.
Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft will take place next Thursday, December 17.

2015 Stage 1 Re-Entry Draft Results

Round One

1. FC Dallas - Maximiliano Urruti (Portland Timbers)
2. Colorado Rapids - PASS
3. Philadelphia Union - PASS
4. New York City FC - PASS
5. Real Salt Lake - PASS
6. Houston Dynamo - PASS
7. Orlando City SC - PASS
8. San Jose Earthquakes - PASS
9. Toronto FC - PASS
10. New England Revolution - PASS
11. Sporting Kansas City - Alec Kann (Chicago Fire)
12. LA Galaxy - PASS
13. D.C. United - PASS
14. Montreal Impact - PASS
15. Seattle Sounders - PASS
16. Vancouver Whitecaps - PASS
17. Chicago Fire - PASS
18. New York Red Bulls - PASS
19. Columbus Crew SC - PASS
20. Portland Timbers - PASS

Round Two

1. FC Dallas - PASS
2. Sporting Kansas City - PASS