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Inter Miami sign midfielder Federico Higuain to new deal for 2021

Oct 14, 2020; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; Inter Miami CF midfielder Federico Higuain (34) runs on the pitch during the second half against Atlanta United at Inter Miami CF Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Inter Miami CF re-signed veteran midfielder Federico Higuain to a new contract for 2021, the club said Thursday.

Higuain, 36, appeared as a substitute in four matches with Miami last season after being traded from D.C. United on Oct. 10, 2020 for $50,000 in 2021 general allocation money.

He has 57 goals and 63 assists in 207 career games (184 starts) in the MLS with the Columbus Crew (2012-19), D.C. United and Miami. The Argentina native was named the MLS Newcomer of the Year in 2012.

“It’s great to have Federico back,” Miami chief soccer officer and sporting director Chris Henderson said in a statement. “He is a valuable asset to the team not only because of what he can contribute to on the field, but also for what he brings to the locker room, which is experience, a positive attitude and professionalism to the group.”

Higuain’s younger brother, Gonzalo, is also on the Miami roster. The 33-year-old forward had one goal and two assists in nine games last season.

–Field Level Media