The Carolina RailHawks have agreed to send midfielder Floyd Franks to Minnesota United in exchange for midfielder Bryan Arguez, pending NASL and USSF approval, the team announced Thursday.
“We are very excited to add a young, talented player of Bryan’s caliber to the squad,” RailHawks coach Colin Clarke said in a team release. “He’s a big, athletic midfielder that has the ability to take over a match. We want to come out strong and win the Fall Season and Bryan’s acquisition takes us in that direction.”
Arguez is a 6-foot-2 midfielder with MLS and NASL experience. Arguez was drafted 11th overall in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by DC United. After one season in D.C., Arguez was transferred to Bundesliga club Hertha BSC. He appeared in more than 40 matches for the U.S. Youth National Teams, including a spot on the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup roster.
Arguez, 24, signed with Minnesota before this season after being a member of the Montreal Impact’s inaugural MLS team.
Franks started 10 games and scored three goals while helping the RailHawks finish second in the spring season.
The RailHawks open the fall season against FC Edmonton at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3 at WakeMed Soccer Park.