With the 2013 NASL Fall Season just over a week away, the Carolina RailHawks have agreed to send midfielder Floyd Franks to Minnesota United FC in exchange for midfielder Bryan Arguez, pending NASL and USSF approval.
“We are very excited to add a young, talented player of Bryan’s caliber to the squad,” said RailHawks coach Colin Clarke. “He’s a big, athletic midfielder that has the ability to takeover a match. We want to come out strong and win the Fall Season and Bryan’s acquisition takes us in that direction.”
United coach Manny Lagos commented on Franks: “He’s been very good in our league for many years. He’s a tough nose two-way midfielder and he’s going to provide a lot of the leadership that we want in the middle of the field. I’m just excited to add another quality player to the roster.”
The RailHawks acquire the Arguez midfielder with MLS and NASL experience. Arguez was drafted 11th overall in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by DC United at just 18 years old.
After one season in D.C. United, Arguez was transferred to Bundesliga club, Hertha BSC. During this time, Arguez appeared in over 40 matches for the US Youth National Teams including a spot on the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup roster. The 24-year old Arguez signed with Minnesota prior to the 2013 season after being a member of the Montreal Impact’s inaugural MLS team.
Over four seasons of service, Franks played in over 70 matches leading the RailHawks to a second-place finish in the 2013 NASL Spring Season. In 2013, Franks started in 10 matches, while scoring three goals.
Franks spent two seasons in Denmark prior to joining the RailHawks in 2010. The 10th pick in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft, he spent two seasons with the Chicago Fire before joining the Cleveland City Stars and helping them to the USL championship.
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