The Red Bulls have invited Mexican midfielder Jose De Jesus Mendoza to join the team as it resumes preseason training camp in Austria this week. The club departs for Austria today.
Mendoza, a former striker with Chivas, Club America and most recently Morelia, is a candidate to fill the team’s need for a speedy left-sided player. A striker for much of his career, Mendoza is seen as a candidate to start on the left wing.
Mendoza had spent the past two weeks training with the Chicago Fire in Bradenton, Florida. A team source told SBI that the Red Bulls held a Discovery Claim on Mendoza before he trained with the Fire and it remains unclear whether Chicago intended to offer Mendoza a contract.