Alvaro Saborio appears to be parting ways with D.C. United.
The Costa Rican international said as much via Twitter on Saturday, thanking fans of the Black-and-Red for “a beautiful two years” at the club.
Quiero anunciar que no seguiré formando parte del @dcunited, gracias a todos los aficionados de este club, bonitos dos años pase aquí!!!— Álvaro Saborío (@al_saborio) November 12, 2016
"I want to announce that not I will continue being part of D.C. United," tweeted Saborio on his personal account. "Thanks to all the fans of this club, a beautiful two years passed here!"
Saborio, 34, has been in MLS since 2010, when he joined Real Salt Lake and quickly became a star striker for one of the league's top teams, helping RSL reach the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League final and the MLS Cup and US Open Cup finals in 2013. He was traded to D.C. in July 2015.
“Sabo” has 71 goals in 154 career MLS regular-season appearances, including six goals and three assists for D.C. United in 19 league appearances this season. He's notched 10 goals and three assists in 31 league games (17 starts) during his year-and-a-half in the US capital, but found himself behind Patrick Mullins on the depth chart during the latter stretch of this season.
Costa Rican outlet LaNacion.com reported in August that Saborio was the subject of interest from his original pro club, Saprissa, one of his homeland's top sides. The report suggested that he was likely to join El Monstruo Morado ("The Purple Monster") at the close of the 2016 MLS campaign.