USA U-20 defender Shaquell Moore has finally signed a professional contract. After months of perceived inactivity, Moore announced on Twitter that he has signed with Huracan Valencia CF of the Spanish third division. It was a mystery to why the talented 18-year-old hadn't found a club after his birthday in November. By FIFA law, players under the age of 18 must possess a European passport to sign with a European club.
According to a story on the club's official website, Moore has been playing with their youth team all season and has recently begun training with the senior team.
Google translation: Shaquell Moore (11-02-1996, Powder Springs) joined the Hurricane CF discipline this season and has worked with the Youth A. In the final section of the course has become a regular in the first team training at Toni Seligrat orders.
This news comes at an ideal time for the Power Springs, Georgia native as he was just named to the USA U-20 World Cup roster. The revelation that Moore has been playing competitive soccer for the last six months will be a relief to many followers of the USYNT program. Having a player on the World Cup team with no club and no competitive playing time would have been a tough pill to swallow. He has a total of sixteen caps for the U-20s and has been a favorite of Tab Ramos at right back.
Shaquell Moore and the rest of U-20s will take part in the 2015 U-20 World Cup being held in New Zealand. The tournament begins on May 30th.