GUADALAJARA, Mexico – DaMarcus Beasley’s place in Jurgen Klinsmann’s US national team squad may look increasingly secure, but the opposite is true with his club career at Puebla.
The 31-year-old was put on La Franja’s transfer list the day before the Liga MX’s transfer draft on June 5, but wasn’t sold. That means Beasley will either agree to a new deal with Puebla or will have to move abroad, as the domestic transfer window between Mexican clubs closed on June 6.
Puebla’s president Jesús López Chargoy tweeted Sunday that there is a 50 percent chance that an agreement will be reached with Beasley, but also suggested that 27-year-old Texan Arturo Alvarez – an El Salvadoran international and former San Jose Earthquakes, FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake player – is a possible replacement.
Alvarez has played the past season on loan at Videoton FC in Hungary’s first division.
Beasley is currently with the US squad ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier with Panama in Seattle.