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Los Angeles, CA | Nov 13 | Kelly Landaverde – @Kel_landaverde
He was acquired in a trade from Minnesota United, the team where he scored 21 goals, with 20 assists, and made 57 appearances across two seasons for the Loons. He was left out of the starting lineup for the final of the U.S Open Cup, and the club first ever playoff game, both games were losses. The Texan club acquired him in exchange for midfielder/defender Marlon Hairston and $150,000 of general allocation money and $150,000 in targeted allocation money in both 2020 and 2021.The trade was made after the Dynamo and Quintero agreed to a long-term contract. Quintero will sport No. 23 on the pitch, and will be teammates with former Minnesota and LAFC player Christian Ramirez whom he knows already.
“Darwin’s track record speaks for itself. He’s a proven difference maker in MLS and Liga MX who has adapted very well to our league,” said Dynamo Sr VP & GM Matt Jordan. “We are confident that Darwin’s ability to play a variety of attacking positions and create chances for himself and his teammates in the final third make him an ideal fit for the Houston Dynamo as we prepare for the 2020 season.”
“We believe that he is a player that can make a difference, he is rare in the league because in general, there are a number of players that can keep possession and control of the ball, but not many players who can make plays to win matches, to make goals, to make assists, to give the pass that creates goal plays and I think Darwin has that quality and for us I think we could not have found another player with the same qualities within the MLS,” said Ramos.