San Jose Earthquakes
made a pair of roster moves today, officially announcing the transfer of midfielder
to Thai Premier League side Buriram United and the contract termination of midfielder Tressor Moreno. The latter is expected to return to his former club Santiago Wanderers of the Chilean Primera Division.
Both players have been active on Twitter describing their travels
to Thailand and Chile respectively, so the moves by the Earthquakes were not unexpected. The outright release of Moreno means that the Colombian playmaker MLS rights are no longer the property of San Jose. In the case of Ampaipitakwong’s transfer to Thailand, the Earthquakes will retain his rights should he return to MLS only if the team did not receive any portion of the transfer fee. Per the usual lack of transparency in these matters, information on the value and portioning of that fee is unavailable.
Today’s roster moves, in addition to the late June release of defender Josh Suggs and forward
and the signing of defender
, bring the Earthquakes player roster down to 27 players. Releasing Moreno, who according to the MLS Players Association was due to earn $270,000 in guaranteed ...