D.C. United

D.C. United trade Junior Moreno to FC Cincinnati

Lizzy Becherano
D.C. United midfielder Junior Moreno joins FC Cincinnati in trade
D.C. United midfielder Junior Moreno joins FC Cincinnati in trade / Jose L. Argueta/ISI Photos/GettyImages

D.C. United have traded midfielder Junior Moreno to FC Cincinnati in exchange for up to $425,000 in General Allocation Money. 

United will also get at least $250,000 in 2022 GAM, and additional $175,000 in GAM if certain performance-based incentives are met.

Moreno now joins Cincinnati through the 2022 Major League Soccer season, with an option for 2023. 

“I’d like to welcome Junior Moreno to FC Cincinnati,” Orange & Blue general manager Chris Albright said in a release. “His experience, both in MLS and internationally, will be a valuable addition to our group.”

The midfielder leaves D.C. United after four seasons after originally arriving from Venezuelan side Zulia FC on a permanent transfer in January 2018. At United, he recorded one goal and nine assists in 97 appearances. 

“We want to thank Junior for being such a committed player to the club since his arrival in 2018,” D.C. United general manager Lucy Rushton said in a release. “We wish him the best of luck in the next phase of his career in Cincinnati.”

Internationally, Moreno has been capped 36 times for Venezuela, where he managed one goal.