Maxi Urruti: The former Toronto FC player who returns to Argentina

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After over a decade of playing in Major League Soccer (MLS), Maximiliano Urruti has decided to return to his home country and has just been unveiled as part of his new team.

Back in 2010, the young forward made his debut in the first division for Newell's, marking the beginning of his professional career. However, it was over the years that Maximiliano Urruti's name gained recognition.

In 2013, he secured a championship with the team led by Tata Martino and displayed an impressive level that promptly led to a transfer to the MLS. Toronto FC was the club that welcomed him that year.

On August 16, 2013, Urruti signed with Toronto FC in the Major League Soccer. He made his debut for the club on August 17, 2013, in a 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC, coming on as a substitute in the second half for Robert Earnshaw. Maximiliano Urruti then moved through various MLS clubs, including Portland Timbers, Dallas, Montreal, and Houston Dynamo. In 2023, he sported the colors of Austin FC.

Speaking to D Sports Radio, Maxi expressed his hope of bringing joy to the fans. While it's not yet confirmed if he will start in the opening match of Club Atlético Platense, he expressed gratitude to Sebastián Grazzini, saying, "His message was crucial."

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"After more than 10 years in the MLS, Maxi has decided to return to his roots, marking a significant chapter in his career," said his new team's spokesperson during the unveiling. Urruti's journey from Newell's to the MLS and now back to Argentina adds a new dimension to his football narrative, and fans eagerly anticipate the impact he'll make in his home country.