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Jaime Moreno
Jaime Moreno
Personal information
Full name Jaime Moreno Morales
Date of birth January 19, 1974 (1974-01-19) (age 36)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club D.C. United
Number 99
Youth career
Tahuichi Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Blooming 57 (14)
1993 Independiente Santa Fe 5 (0)
1994–1996 Middlesbrough 20 (1)
1996–2002 D.C. United 150 (69)
1997 Middlesbrough (loan) 5 (1)
2003 MetroStars 11 (2)
2004– D.C. United 158 (62)
National team
1991–2008 Bolivia 75 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March, 2009

Jaime Moreno Morales (born January 19, 1974 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian soccer player who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Moreno is the all-time leading scorer in Major League Soccer. On August 22, 2007, against Red Bull New York, he scored his 109th MLS goal, surpassing the previous league record set by former Dallas Burn and Real Salt Lake forward Jason Kreis. On April 17, 2009, Moreno became the first MLS player ever to reach the mark of 100 goals and 100 assists when he assisted on a Ben Olsen stoppage time goal.

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Career

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Professional

Moreno began his career in his native Bolivia, attending the prestigious Tahuichi Academy and playing for Blooming from 1991 to 1993 with fellow mate Carlos Flores (OK Soccer Stars). He signed for Colombian side Independiente Santa Fe in 1993, but only made 5 league appearances for the team.

Moreno made history in 1994 when he signed with Middlesbrough, and in doing so became the first Bolivian to play in the English Premiership. Moreno started in Middlesbrough's official opening of their new Riverside Stadium in a Friendly against Italian side Sampdoria. He then went on to spend two years there, mostly coming off the bench. In total he made 20 league appearances for Boro, but only scored one league goal against Barnsley,[1] also scoring another goal against A.C. Cesena in the Anglo-Italian Cup.[2]

In 1996, in the middle of the Major League Soccer season, he was signed by the league and allocated to D.C. United, and helped lead them to the MLS Cup. He was arguably the league's best player in 1997, when he led the league in goals (16), was named to the MLS Best XI and won another MLS Cup for his side (he would add a third Cup and another Best XI in 1999). After the 1997 season, he spent a few games on loan back to Middlesbrough, scoring once against Stoke City.[3]

1998 was Moreno's best season, as he scored 16 goals and added 11 assists, only losing the MLS MVP Award to teammate and fellow Bolivian Marco Etcheverry. He continued to play well amid constant concerns about his weight, but injuries began to take toll in 2001. He would go on to miss a large chunk of the 2002 season and a conflict with head coach Ray Hudson led to Moreno being traded to the MetroStars after that season.

Moreno missed most of his one season with the Metrostars, but did score two goals, one against United. He was shipped back to United before the 2004 season and, undertaking a strict training regimen to avoid injuries, regained much of his old form. He was a finalist for MLS MVP, was named to the league's Best XI for the second time, and led DC to their fourth MLS Cup. He was named to another Best XI in 2005. He was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI after the 2005 season. In 2007, he scored his 108th goal on a penalty kick against Toronto FC on May 19, tying him with Jason Kreis as the all-time leading scorer in MLS. At the end of 2009, Moreno was one of only two players (the other being Jesse Marsch) to have played in all 14 MLS seasons.[4]

International

Moreno was a regular on the Bolivian national team for most of the 1990s and played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the Copa América 1997, but had been ignored for six years until recalled in 2007 for a friendly with Ireland. He played in the 2007 Copa América, where he scored his eight international goal in the 39th minute of Bolivia's opening game against the host nation of Venezuela. He also scored in the 24th minute against Peru, though it wasn't enough for Bolivia to advance from the group stage.[5][6] Moreno announced his retirement from international football in October of 2008,[7] after 75 appearances and 9 goals scored for his country.

Jaime Moreno: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. May 27, 1993 Cochabamba, Bolivia  Paraguay 2 - 0 Won Paz del Chaco Cup
2. February 2, 1994 Miami, United States  United States 1 - 1 Draw Joe Robbie Cup
3. June 12, 1996 Washington D.C., United States  United States 2 - 0 Won U.S. Cup
4. November 10, 1996 La Paz, Bolivia  Colombia 2 - 2 Draw 1998 World Cup Qualifying
5. January 12, 1997 La Paz, Bolivia  Ecuador 2 - 0 Won 1998 World Cup Qualifying
6. June 25, 1997 La Paz, Bolivia  Mexico 3 - 1 Won Copa América 1997
7. June 28, 2000 San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Venezuela 2 - 4 Loss 2002 World Cup Qualifying
8. June 26, 2007 San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Venezuela 2 - 2 Draw Copa América 2007
9. July 3, 2007 Mérida, Venezuela  Peru 2 - 2 Draw Copa América 2007

Career statistics

[8]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1994-95 Middlesbrough First Division 14 1
1995-96 Premier League 6 0
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1996 DC United Major League Soccer 9 3 0 0 4 1 0 0 13 4
1997 20 16 5 3
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1997-98 Middlesbrough First Division 5 1
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1998 DC United Major League Soccer 31 16 6 1
1999 25 10 6 5
2000 25 12 0 0
2001 24 9 0 0 0 0
2002 16 3 0 0 0 0
2003 MetroStars Major League Soccer 11 2 0 0
2004 DC United Major League Soccer 27 7 4 2 0 0
2005 29 16 1 0 2 0 4 1 36 17
2006 32 11 2 1 3 0 0 0 37 12
2007 21 7 0 0 2 0 4 1 27 8
2008 25 10 3 0 0 0 2 0 30 10
Total England 25 2
USA 270 122
Career Total 297 130

Honors

D.C. United

Middlesbrough

Individual

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