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Angelo Rodriguez bought out by MNUFC, will join Colombian side Deportivo Cali

Signed as the clubs second ever DP, Rodriguez has been bought out from his contract and will join Deportivo Cali in Columbia on transfer.

August 14, 2019 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Angelo Rodriguez (9) controls the ball during the match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field.
August 14, 2019 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Angelo Rodriguez (9) controls the ball during the match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field.
(Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

This afternoon some breaking news was shared initially by the Pioneer Press’ Andy Greder.

Then about 8 hours later the move was confirmed by the Cali, who is set to receive Rodriguez in this move.

Angelo joined MNUFC as the clubs second DP during the summer of 2018, coming from Columbian side Deportes Tolima. In roughly 18 months with the Loons over two seasons Rodriguez made 43 appearances in all competitions. In those 43 appearances he scored 13 goals and had 6 assists for Minnesota.

UPDATE:

It was reported yesterday that Rodriguez would be loaned to Deportivo Cali, however the club has stated that they have bought out Angelo’s remaining contract. Per the MLS Roster Rules “A club may buy out one player who has a Guaranteed Contract (including a Designated Player’s) during the offseason and free up the corresponding Salary Budget space. Such a buyout is at the club’s expense.”

Stay tuned to E Pluribus Loonum for more pre-season updates on Minnesota United FC.