D.C. United legend Moreno will leave club at season's end

August 13, 2010|By Sports Digest

Major League Soccer

D.C. United legend Moreno will leave club at season's end

D.C. United's Jaime Moreno, Major League Soccer's career scoring leader, who has played in the league since its launch 14 years ago, will not return to the club next season.

Moreno, 36, will continue playing for United this season and then move to a club in his native Bolivia or retire and consider an offer to remain with the D.C. organization.

Moreno has 132 goals and 102 assists in 335games and was part of four MLS Cup championship teams. "These things are never easy," club president Kevin Payne said. "Before the season, we agreed to talk in the summer and decide on the future. We wanted this to come out now so other teams, if they so choose, can recognize him and so our fans can say goodbye. We didn't think it would be appropriate after the season."

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