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Minnesota United and FB Tyrone Mears part ways

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The fullback will be joining West Bromwich Albion of the English Championship.

March 31, 2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United Defender, Tyrone Mears controls the ball during the Minnesota United vs Atlanta United match at TCF Bank Stadium 

(Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
March 31, 2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United Defender, Tyrone Mears controls the ball during the Minnesota United vs Atlanta United match at TCF Bank Stadium (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

Minnesota United announced the departure of veteran fullback Tyrone Mears on Monday afternoon.

According to the club’s release, the Loons and Mears mutually agreed to terminate his contract. Mears was due to make $194,256 this year.

“We felt this was the right move for Tye at this time,” said manager Adrian Heath in a statement.

Heath mentioned that Mears will be playing in the Championship, England’s second division. No club has announced an acquisition of Mears yet.

Mears joined United in the offseason through the 2017 MLS. Re-Entry Draft from Atlanta United. Mears started ten games this season while battling a recurring calf injury, appearing in one other, scoring one goal:

Mears will be joining English Championship side West Bromwich Albion, who were relegated from the Premier League after last season.

Mears will be reunited with one of his former teammates, Darren Moore, who is now the coach of West Brom. “The mere fact that he has been in the MLS for the past three years is testament to his condition because you have to be physically right to compete in that league,” said Moore of Mears in a release.

Mears is expected to play in the Baggies Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday.