Junior Moreno

Junior Moreno
Junior Moreno
Junior Moreno
Real Name: Junior Moreno
HT: 5' 9" WT: 154
Age: 26 (07/20/1993)
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Venezuela

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred and signed from Zulia FC on Jan. 2, 2018.

Moreno is adept at reading the game, making quick transitions on both sides of the ball, and provides United with tactical flexibility with his ability to play both holding and central box-to-box midfield positions. Moreno, who has international experience in both World Cup qualification and the Copa Libertadores, had a stellar first season in Black-and-Red with 17 starts in 20 appearances. 

INTERNATIONAL: Moreno made his debut with the Venezuelan National Team in a 1-1 draw with the USMNT in an international friendly on June 3, 2017. The midfielder provided the assist for José Manuel Velázquez in the 29th minute of the game to give the Venezuelans a 1-0 lead at Rio Tinto Stadium. Moreno has earned 10 caps for La Vinotinto in 2017 and scored his first goal for his country in a 1-1 draw with Ecuador. In the 2018 CONMEBOL World Cup qualification campaign, he started and played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Argentina on Sept. 6 and the 0-0 draw with Uruguay on Oct. 5. He also came off the bench as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Paraguay on Oct. 11.

OUTSIDE MLS: In 2012, Moreno made his professional debut for Asociación Civil Deportivo Lara before moving to Zulia FC in 2015 where he scored three goals and recorded three assists in 64 appearances in the top tier of Venezuelan soccer. Moreno helped lead Zulia FC to their first Copa Venezuela victory in club history in 2016 by beating Estudiantes de Caracas 2-0 on aggregate over two legs.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019D.C. United292902551312330031
2018D.C. United20170152827221010
Career Totals-494604079519551041
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