United have acquired Bolivian forward Bruno Miranda from Club Universidad de Chile in exchange for targeted allocation money. Completion of the transfer is pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa.
“Bruno is a young forward who has a bright future in Major League Soccer,” Dave Kasper, United general manager and VP of soccer operations, said. “We are thrilled to have secured a player with his nose for goal, offensive flexibility and high ceiling for the long term.”
Miranda, 19, has earned three caps with the national team and made his international debut against the U.S. on May 29, 2016, entering as a second-half substitute as an 18-year-old.
The five-foot-eleven-inch attacker recently broke into Universidad’s first team, making several appearances for one of Chile’s most successful franchises this spring en route to the club’s 2017 Clausura (Chilean spring season) victory. Miranda spent the previous two seasons in Universidad’s youth system after starting his youth career at Club Callejas, based in his hometown of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, the same hometown as former Bolivian United players Jaime Moreno and Marco Etcheverry.
Miranda most recently played for the Bolivian national team on June 3 of this year in an international friendly against Nicaragua, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 victory.
United acquired Miranda from Club Universidad de Chile on Aug. 4, 2017, in exchange for targeted allocation money and will occupy an international roster spot.