December 11, 2018 / 11:38 PM / in a month

LAFC trades former No. 1 pick Moutinho to Orlando

FILE PHOTO: Aug 4, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell (left) and Orlando City defender Mohamed El-Munir battle for the ball during the first half of a match at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles FC has traded former No. 1 overall pick Joao Moutinho to Orlando SC for fellow defender Mohamed El-Munir, LAFC announced Tuesday.

Moutinho, who turns 21 next month, scored one goal in 14 matches during his first season in MLS.

The Portuguese defender was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft after playing one season of college soccer at Akron.

El-Munir, 26, of Libya, appeared in 26 games for Orlando during his first MLS campaign and tallied two assists.

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