DC United end Michael Estrada’s loan from Liga MX side Toluca

DC United have mutually parted ways with forward Michael Estrada, ending his loan from Liga MX side Toluca immediately.

The 26-year-old joined DC United in February on a loan through the 2022 MLS season with the Black and Red holding the option to make his transfer permanent.

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Estrada managed four goals and four assists in 16 MLS appearances with only Taxi Fountas (11) and Ola Kamara (7) scoring more. However, he hasn’t featured at all since Wayne Rooney’s managerial debut with the club on July 31.

DC United completed the signing of Belgian striker Christian Benteke on the MLS secondary transfer window deadline day, while the likes of Kamara and Miguel Berry were ahead of Estrada on the depth chart.

Estrada departs a DC United side rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with just 22 points from 25 games following Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to LAFC. The Ecuador international returns to Mexico with Toluca top of the Apertura table after nine matches.

DC United are now 11 points adrift of the MLS Cup Playoffs line ahead of Saturday’s home match against the Philadelphia Union.

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