American Exports: DaMarcus Beasley happy to stay at Puebla as fans "press hard" on his behalf
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – DaMarcus Beasley’s future has finally been set in stone: The US international is staying at Puebla.
After over a week of confusion, with Querétaro releasing a statement to officially announce Beasley as its player last Tuesday, Dec. 10, which was then denied by his agent, the Gallos Blancos announced Tuesday that the former Chicago Fire winger wouldn’t be joining.
Then Beasley took to Twitter later Tuesday to clear up the confusion and announce he’s headed back to Puebla.
“I don’t know what happened with the agreement between Querétaro and Puebla, but I’m staying in Puebla for next season,” wrote the 31-year-old, in Spanish, adding in a separate tweet that he is excited about returning to La Franja.
Estoy feliz de empezar a entrenar y jugar manana y de regreso con mis companeros del equipo! El primier dia para mi.. Estoy emocionado!
— DaMarcus Beasley (@DaMarcusBeasley) December 18, 2013
Puebla’s president Jesús López Chargoy told MedioTiempo.com that the decision was partly down to fans demanding that Beasley remain at the club.
“The fans in Puebla were pressing hard for DaMarcus to stay and he also wanted to stay with La Franja,” said López Chargoy.
The implication for the US national team is that Beasley is likely to keep his starting role as a left wing back under Puebla coach Rubén Omar Romano.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.