Steven Goff of the Washington Post is reporting that United States international Paul Arriola is headed to D.C. United from Club Tijuana. The transfer would be the most expensive in the history of the club, costing DCU $3 million. United would also be on the hook for acquiring his rights from the LA Galaxy.
Arriola earned a regular starting role with Club Tijuana making 83 career appearances with the club scoring four goals. The 22-year-old winger will be leaving a team that led the 2017 Liga MX Clausura in points and made the semifinals of the Liguilla playoffs for a side that has the fewest wins in MLS this season.
Last year Arriola made his debut for the USMNT when he was called up for a friendly against Puerto Rico by then manager Jurgen Klinsmann. He made a splash in the game with a goal and assist and was called in for the Gold Cup by Bruce Arena making four starts in the tournament.