BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, May 15, 2013
After signing a short six month deal with Eintracht Frankfurt in January, American midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo has informed the club he will not be returning next season.
DelPiccolo, 21, was drafted by the Montreal Impact in the second round with the 27th pick of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft but elected to begin his career with Eintract Frankfurt.
With his contract set to expire soon, the Colorado native prefers a move to MLS as the next step in his career. Montreal still own his rights and he has been in contact with the Impact during his time in Germany.
"Paolo recently informed Eintracht that at the end of the season he would like to continue his career elsewhere," DelPiccolo's agent Ted Philipakos told YA on Wednesday. "At this point, Paolo's preference is to join MLS rather than remain in Europe. As you know, Montreal have Paolo's rights, and we've kept in contact with Montreal over the last few months. I'm sure we'll work out what's best for everyone within the next few weeks or so."
While he will be leaving the team soon, DelPiccolo was productive playing for Eintracht Frankfurt's U-23 team. Since the team resumed from winter break on February 22, DelPiccolo made six appearances (five starts), helping the team move from last place to 14th.