Per the official:
The Club can confirm that defender Carlos Salcido has joined Mexican Primera División team Tigres de la UANL on a season long loan.
When Salcido went the full 90 minutes in last week’s USA-Mexico friendly, I knew he was a goner. He never featured in any of the Europa League squads, nor in last weekend’s EPL opener.
And as things currently stand, there will be one year left on his deal when he this loan expires next summer. So, might as well write the obituary now.
Salcido was supposed to fill the gaping hole left by Paul Konchesky’s ill-fated departure to Liverpool. He would ultimately struggle through injury and bad form, but finished the season strong. In a season that saw five different squad members play left back, Salcido had the most with 22 league appearances, including 12 of the final 13 matches. He registered two assists, both crosses to Clint Dempsey’s head. Video reminiscences below:
Although the media focused on the language issue as his presumable out, (really, he never picked up another language after spending 4+ years in Holland?) Salcido faced an uphill battle for minutes with the signing of John Arne Riise, and the ongoing emergence of Matty Briggs (is this his breakout year?). At age 31, it makes sense he’d want to return home.
It seemed fans never warmed to Salcido for obvious, and some not so obvious, reasons. He was a topic of discussion in our latest round table, being a disappointment to most. But similar to other players who have left the squad this window, he will be missed but replaced.