American Exports: DaMarcus Beasley moves from Puebla to Liga MX rivals Queretaro
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – DaMarcus Beasley’s career has taken one further twist ahead of the World Cup next summer, with Liga MX outfit Querétaro announcing on Tuesday that the 31-year-old will join for next season from Puebla.
Los Gallos Blancos – who finished seventh in the Apertura regular season – released a press statement about incoming players, with Beasley one of four names on the list, following speculation that the three-time World Cup veteran was on his way out at Puebla.
The statement contains no further information about the length of contract or terms of the deal.
Beasley resurrected his career at Puebla, having moved in the summer of 2011 following a barren spell in the Bundesliga with Hannover 96.
The popular winger quickly became a regular on the left flank and has locked down a starting place for Jurgen Klinsmann’s US national team during 2013 at left back.
The former Chicago Fire star appeared for Puebla 66 times in the Liga MX, scoring 11 goals, but the team never made it to the postseason and coaches came and went regularly.
Beasley’s new club, Querétaro, was the surprise package of the Apertura 2013 and former Chivas USA defender Claudio Suárez currently serves as the sporting vice president of the institution.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.