Jozy Altidore’s time at the New England Revolution will come to an end temporarily as sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena announced on Thursday that the striker will be sent out on loan to Liga MX side Club Puebla.
News of the move was reported by Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, stating that the deal was in the “final stages”.
Arena then came out on Thursday to confirm the report while speaking to reporters following the Revs’ training session.
“He [Jozy Altidore] will be going until January to Puebla FC. And Jozy initiated that loan,” Arena told the press.
The 32-year-old has struggled for playing time since making the move to the Gillette Stadium from Toronto FC in the winter. Altogether, he has started four games out of his 17 appearances and scored a single goal.
With the Revs sitting in 10th place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings and fighting for a playoff spot, Altidore meanwhile will hope to contribute to Puebla’s in Liga MX’s Apertura campaign. The team currently sits in fifth place in the standings with eight points after five games.
Once the loan is completed, the most likely chance Altidore could play for Puebla is on Aug. 3, when they face off against Atletico San Luis.
Puebla has had a number of Americans on their books in the past with the likes of DaMarcus Beasley, Herculez Gomez, Michael Orozco, and Jose Fransico Torres playing for the club.