GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Is DaMarcus Beasley the latest US national team player looking for a move home to MLS?
With Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu and Clarence Goodson all having returned to MLS from abroad over the last year, Beasley has watched the trend silently from south of the border in Puebla. He may now be ready to follow suit, with a report this week in Diario Cambio that the 31-year-old has made it clear to La Franja president Jesús López Chargoy that he wants out of the club and a return to MLS.
The publication – which is based in Puebla – said sources close to the club have indicated Beasley will look to sign with a MLS club after the World Cup.
The US international left back has recently been in training with the NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers, presumably to keep up his fitness ahead of the United States’ World Cup training camp.
Beasley, who started his career with the Chicago Fire, moved to Europe before going to Mexico in 2011, has been at Puebla for six seasons, but the team has failed to make the playoffs in each one of them.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at email@example.com.