Jaime Moreno Re-Signs with D.C.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post is reporting that Jaime Moreno has signed a new contract with D.C. United with guarantees for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, but will involve a pay cut for the all-time leading scorer in MLS history.
Moreno, now 34, has scored 112 regular season goals in his 12-year MLS career, three better than Chivas USA's Ante Razov. The six-time All-Star had an injury-riddle season in 2007, starting just 15 games. In 21 total appearances, he scored 7 goals and 6 assists, but critics say the Bolivian international has visibly lost a step and is no longer the offensive threat he once was - four of his seven goals last season came from the penalty spot.

Moreno had been linked with a move to Qatar for one last paycheck before retiring, but apparently he believes he has at least two years left in his legs, opting to stay in D.C. even though he will earn a reduced salary from the $275,000 he made in 2007.

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