By DAN KARELL
DaMarcus Beasley is on the move again.
After two and a half years with Puebla FC, the 31-year-old midfielder has completed a move to fellow Liga MX club Querétaro for the upcoming Clausura season, according to a press release on Queretaro’s website (UPDATE: Beasley’s agent, Richard Motzkin, has denied the veracity of Beasley’s transfer to Querétaro). Located about 135 miles north of Mexico City, finished seventh in the Apertura season but were bounced from the playoffs emphatically by Santos Laguna.
Beasley endured his worst season since joining Puebla in 2011 this past Apertura campaign, making only 12 appearances and failing to score any goals. Puebla as a whole had a poor season, finishing in 13th place in the Liga MX standings and winning just four matches in 17 games.
It’s the seventh different team that Beasley will play on in his 14-year professional career. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native’s struggles during the Apertura campaign may have come due to his busy travel schedule to represent the U.S. Men’s National Team, which he did on 17 occasions in 2013 alone. Beasley has virtually locked up the starting left back spot on USMNT ahead of the World Cup next summer.
Between 2011 and 2013, Beasley made 81 appearances for Puebla in all competitions, scoring 12 goals.
This past summer, Querétaro FC were at the center of one of the strangest sports events to take place. After being relegated following the 2013 Clausura campaign, the owner of the club decided that instead of having his team drop to the Ascenso MX, the second division in Mexico, he would buy another first division club and move it to Querétaro.
The club’s owners, Grupo Delfines, bought Jaguares de Chiapas and moved them to Querétaro, which set off a chain reaction that saw San Luis move to Chiapas and La Piedad, who were supposed to be promoted into Liga MX, move to Veracruz.
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