Moreno rejoins United
D.C. United announced today that forward
Jaime Moreno has signed a contract with Major League Soccer. Moreno joins
United’s 18-man senior roster as a senior international. Per team
and league policies, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are thrilled that Jaime Moreno has rejoined D.C. United,”
said Dave Kasper, D.C. United Technical Director. “He has been an
enormous part of this club’s success and we look forward to having
him back on the field this season.”
Moreno rejoins the Black-and-Red following a 2003 trade that sent him
to the MetroStars in exchange for Mike Petke and other considerations.
Moreno made 11 appearances – with seven starts – with the
MetroStars, suffering through injury problems. He scored a pair of goals,
putting him fourth among all goal scorers in Major League Soccer history,
surpassing Raul Diaz Arce. Moreno was placed on injured reserve in August
after undergoing surgery to repair a pair of herniated discs in his back.
Moreno was a member of the original United squad, joining the Black-and-Red
from Middlesbrough in the English Premier League. Moreno was the first
and only Bolivian to play in the Premiership, and in 1994 was the youngest
player representing Bolivia in the FIFA World Cup. Moreno was named to
the MLS Best XI in 1997 and 1999 and earned the Golden Boot in 1997.