Today, the New York Red Bulls announced the Chicago Fire acquired Amando Moreno’s MLS rights.
The Red Bulls sent Moreno’s MLS rights to the Chicago Fire during the second round of the MLS SuperDraft to pick up Rece Buckmaster. Originally listed as ‘a player to be named later’, rumors swirled that Anatole Abang was on the move.
Moreno originally signed a homegrown contract in 2013, but lack of playing time led to the winger seeking greener pastures. Club Tijuana came calling, and Moreno spent the last four seasons plying his trade in Mexico’s first and second divisions. Despite the move, he failed to find consistent minutes. The New York Red Bulls II became Moreno’s next stop, and offered him the most playing time of his career thus far.
In 27 games, Moreno scored 10 goals and notched 4 assists for NYRBII. Offseason acquisitions left the Red Bulls with lots of wing depth for both the MLS Red Bulls and their USL affiliates. Moreno became the odd man out.
Moreno joins former Red Bull teammate Dax McCarty, who was similarly shipped out to the Fire during the 2017 MLS offseason.
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