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Ecuadorian striker Michael Estrada signed this Tuesday for Cruz Azul and was available to debut the next day in the ninth round of the Liga MX Opening Tournament against Xolos de Tijuana.
Cruz Azul announced the formalization of the contract with Estrada, who is an Ecuadorian international and who, except for an injury, will be present at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Estrada, who also works as a left winger, will wear number 13 as it was known on social networks.
Cruz Azul will be his second team in Liga MX. From 2020 to 2022 he played in Toluca, which has loaned him to the Machine after spending the last seven months at DC United in the MLS.
At DC, Estrada scored four goals and provided three assists in 17 games.. In Toluca he scored 17 times and gave five assists in 66 games.
Estrada replaces Mexican attacker Santiago Giménez, who signed for Feyenoord of the Eredivisie in the Netherlands, after scoring five goals in the first five days of the Apertura, goals that still keep him as the tournament’s top scorer.
Cruz Azul, led by the Uruguayan Diego Aguirre, ranks fifteenth in the tournamentwith just eight points out of a possible twenty-four.
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