Another U.S. international could ply his trade in MLS next season.
According to a Goal.com report, Club Tijuana’s Greg Garza has permission to secure a move to Major League Soccer for the 2017 season. The Columbus Crew have Garza’s discovery rights, but the club reportedly has no intention to sign him. However, Garza has reportedly already attracted several clubs’ interest.
“It’s been made clear here in Mexico that the door is just slightly open, and there’s not much that I can do,” Garza told Goal. “The league’s new foreign player policy caused me to take a big hit as well, especially coming off injury, so it opens the door to go back to the U.S.
“The main thing is to get to playing again,” he added. “Being out a year and a half here in Mexico, and not really getting that opportunity when I came back was frustrating. Just to get back playing regularly is the objective. I think MLS is the best decision for me to make, and the best opportunity to get back in the mix, and to get back into the national team picture.”
The 25-year-old has seldom played for Xolos due to his injury issues over the past two years. He has played just five league games since 2014.
A move to MLS could not only help Garza regain form, but it may also lead to a recall to the U.S. Men’s National Team. The defender’s last appearance for the U.S. came against Haiti at the 2015 Gold Cup.