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.
Congrats to @Amando_moreno on his move to Xolos. RBNY made every effort to keep him. Class from Andy, Ricardo and Mike... (1/3)— Remy Cherin (@reminkton) February 19, 2014
The Xolos opportunity came about and decided it was best option for his development and career.... (2/3)— Remy Cherin (@reminkton) February 19, 2014
RBNY will retain his rights - Amando loves the club and would not like to return anywhere else in MLS... (3/3)— Remy Cherin (@reminkton) February 19, 2014
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