TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Transfer
The San Jose Earthquakes have acquired Mexican winger Carlos Fierro from Cruz Azul for an undisclosed fee, the club announced Tuesday. The deal was completed with Targeted Allocation Money. He spent 2018/19 on loan with Morelia.
Fierro, 24, played under Quakes head coach Matias Almeyda when the pair were at Chivas de Guadalajara, winning the 2015 Copa MX and the 2017 Clausura Liga MX title. The winger had his best form with Chivas, scoring 17 goals and adding 17 assists in 185 appearances.
“I know Carlos from my time at Chivas,” Almeyda said in a statement. “I know him as a person and as a professional. I know he can help us a lot with his style of play. He’s a player that I can use in various positions. I thank the club and the effort they made to be able to buy him. Hopefully he does a great job, which is what everyone hopes for.”
Fierro starred for Mexico at the 2011 U-17 World Cup, where Mexico won the tournament on home soil. He scored four goals and finished third in the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player.
"We are excited to welcome Carlos to the team as we prepare to take on the second half of the season,” said general manager Jesse Fioranelli. “We felt strongly about reinforcing the squad with a player of his skill, work rate and versatility in attacking positions.”
He'll be eligible for his club debut on July 12 against the LA Galaxy after the Secondary Transfer Window opens.