American Exports: Orozco Fiscal on the move to Puebla
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Another American will be playing his soccer at Puebla next season, after the club announced Friday that US international Michael Orozco Fiscal has signed for the club on loan, with an option to buy after next season in June.
Orozco Fiscal – who had little playing time with San Luis after scoring for the US against Mexico in August – was placed on the transfer list by San Luis last week and joins fellow American DaMarcus Beasley on the roster of the Poblanos.
The signing was announced by new Puebla sporting director Jesús López Chargoy, who took over the job on Tuesday and has been busy bringing in new players and finding a coach for the club next season.
The Orange, Calif., native Orozco Fiscal debuted for San Luis in August 2006 and featured for the United States in the 2008 Olympics. He also scored the US team's game-winning goal against Mexico at Azteca Stadium in August (above).
He played the 2010 season on loan with Philadelphia Union in MLS.
In recent seasons, Americans Herculez Gomez, Beasley and Edgar Castillo have spent time at Puebla.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.