Revs suing Moreno for breach of contract?

Updated: February 13th, 2012 at 8:44 AM with comments from the New England Revolution and Marino Velasquez.

The New England Revolution and Major League Soccer are suing Jose “Pepe” Moreno for breach of contract according to a tweet from WUNR’s “Deportes y Mas” host Marino Velasquez. Velasquez added Sunday that the team was taking the case to FIFA. Velasquez has told New England Soccer Today his knowledge of the situation came from Colombia.

A Revolution spokesperson could not confirm the report and added that they wouldn’t put much credence into the tweets based on current knowledge of the situation.

Moreno played 51 minutes for Once Caldas in the team’s 2-2 draw against Itagui on Sunday. Moreno was subbed out with an injury according to the Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa.

The Revs originally reported signing the Colombian striker on February 2nd, but on February 7th reports surfaced the Moreno intended to stay with Once Caldas. Revolution President Brian Bilello confirmed all the paperwork to complete the loan had been signed, but that the team had been unable to contact the 30-year-old Moreno as of February 9th.

Moreno bounced around between nine clubs in his 13 year career.

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About Sean Donahue

Sean Donahue has been covering the New England Revolution since 2002 for various publications. He has covered four MLS Cups, in addition to covering various international matches, including World Cup Qualifying and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He has done freelance work for the AP and ESPN Boston. Sean hosted Revolution Recap, a weekly radio program covering the New England Revolution and U.S. Men's National Team from 2005-2008. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters. Sean can be reached at or followed on twitter @SeanLDonahue