Amando Moreno has left New York Red Bulls to join Mexican side Club Tijuana.

The 18-year old New Jersey-born forward has opted to leave Red Bull Arena after coming through the clubs youth academy and then signing a professional deal in late 2012.

Moreno, who played two times in MLS for the Red Bulls, has joined the Xolos on a free transfer despite the best efforts of New York to retain his services.

"Amando was out of contract and decided recently to decline our offer to stay with the club," Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said in a statement.

"He and his agent chose to take this other opportunity."

Moreno's agent Remy Charin posted the following on Twitter.

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