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MN United trades Darwin Quintero to Houston Dynamo

MN United trades Darwin Quintero to Houston Dynamo Photo: KSTP

Updated: November 13, 2019 08:25 PM

On Wednesday, Minnesota United FC announced the club has traded Colombian midfielder Darwin Quintero to the Houston Dynamo. 

An official news release from the team said the trade also including giving up a third-round 2020 MLS SuperDraft pick. In return, the Loons receive midfielder Marlon Hairston and $600,000 in allocation money. 

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Minnesota United's technical director Mark Watson issued the following statement in the release on the trade:

"First off, we want to thank Darwin for everything he has given this club. He has been an important piece in the growth of our organization and has given our fans a lot to cheer for over the years. We wish him nothing but the best in Houston."
 
"This is a great deal for our club and this trade puts us in a position with a lot roster flexibility and the opportunity to bring in key influential players in the attack. In addition to this roster flexibility, we have added an experienced young player who can play different positions all over the field. Marlon Hairston is a versatile and athletic MLS veteran who will join an already deep roster and will make an immediate impact in our club."

Hairston, 25, joins the club after one season with the Houston Dynamo where he appeared in 12 games. According to the news release, the multifaceted winger began his MLS career with the Colorado Rapids, where he was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. In his five seasons with Colorado, the Mississippi-native played in 95 games with seven goals and 11 assists. Hairston brings four games of MLS Playoffs experience to the team.

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