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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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7 Comments

  1. Mat

    February 13, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Good news out of this story finally. Even though the initial news of the signing didn’t excite me too much, this guy’s lack of respect for contracts cost us an opportunity to sign another international forward (probably some other Columbian). I hope we win this. And I certainly don’t want this guy suiting up for us if it comes to that. I’ll have no problem yelling at him from the stands.

  2. risapres

    February 13, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Pray that the inept REVS FO has more intelligence than this! iT WILL BE THE LAST International player that they ever sign. Look at the history of Revs treatment of Internationals!!!!!!

    • MarkxVA

      February 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      I think it’s more than just their treatment of internationals, though they haven’t treated them great, i think it’s their overall treatment of players. they don’t shell out the cash to keep around players they already have and don’t shell it out to get QUALITY newer players. Looking at their recent history of foreign acquisitions (lekic, caraglio, domi and dabo)their choice of signings has been poor.

  3. risapres

    February 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

    One more crucial thing to realize is that there is a significant difference between renting(loan) and owning. This fiasco makes the point graphically. The Revs have not purchased a significant International that requires an investment due to either inability to identify or lack of desire to invest in a purchase. The repeated signing of no fee internationals and or loans of players who are clearly not fully vetted will impede this Club until the philosophy is changed.

  4. Dave

    February 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

    A shame, as we do need more talent on this team. But why waste time and money in court when this player obviously doesn’t want to play for our REVS? I would go get us a striker we can play!

  5. Chris B

    February 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Sad that it came to this. What could the Revs get here? Could they force Moreno to report to camp? Can they get monetary compensation?

  6. Larry

    February 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Typical from the front office of this god awful organization or disorganization I should say. It’s appalling that they had one of the worst seasons in MLS history and Bilello and Burns got promotions????? Go figure, I don’t expect anything less than this crap from them. Please Kraft sell the team, get rid of all the dead weight and move them to some place where people will be proud to call themselves a fan.

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