Marco Vidal, Leon

American Exports: Vidal likely out at promoted Club Leon

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Texan midfielder Marco Vidal looks likely to be on the move this summer after newly promoted Club León made the 26-year-old available for transfer ahead of next week’s draft.

Vidal joined León in December 2010 from Pachuca, where he played with fellow Americans José Torres and Herculez Gomez.

After a good start at León, the wheels fell off slightly this season, as Vidal made just one substitute appearance for the club. In total, Vidal played 27 times for the Panzas Verdes.

The Dallas native was part of the Indios de Ciudad Juárez team that earned promotion into the Primera División for the first time in its history after the Clausura 2008 season.

Vidal, a central midfielder, has previously told that he would relish a move to MLS, although after spending his entire professional career down south, Mexican clubs will likely be interested.

Said Vidal last August: “To play back home would be a good thing in my career. I think it would be great and if the opportunity comes, I think I would take it.”

If Vidal is to move within Mexico, it would have to be completed before the end of the draft on June 6.

Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America. Contact him at

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