Ruan traded to DC United

Christopher Adams
Oct 16, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Orlando City defender Ruan Gregorio Teixeira (2) controls
Oct 16, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Orlando City defender Ruan Gregorio Teixeira (2) controls / David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports
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Orlando City traded Brazilian right back Ruan to DC United Wednesday, the club announced. The Lions received the No. 2 overall pick in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft in exchange for the veteran fullback.

Ruan signed with Orlando ahead of the 2019 season and served as a vital figure in the squad for the last four seasons. The pacey right back made 118 competitions for the Lions, serving as an ever present threat along the right flank.

The Brazilian was nominally a two-way player for the Lions. Ruan often featured in attacking plays for Orlando City, making overlapping runs to the touchline and working to get crosses into the box. He scored four goals and provided 15 assists in his time in purple.

After four seasons in Orlando, the stalwart right back will suit up for an MLS original in DC United under manager Wayne Rooney.

With the No. 2 overall pick, Orlando further invests in the future and shows that it's continuing to invest in the MLS SuperDraft. Since joining the league, the Lions have drafted several key players including Cyle Larin and Daryl Dike, as well as finding former SuperDraft picks like Joao Moutinho.

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