The rumor mill is back up and running again, this time involving the Wizards designated player leaving Kansas City to go back to Mexico to play. The rumor has Lopez leaving the Wizards to go play for Puebla FC in the Mexican first division, where he'd join fellow MLSer, Duilio Davino. According to the article, Lopez is already dealing with the team's sporting director, Gustavo Moscoso. Basically where this rumor comes from, is the fact that Puebla is currently struggling in the Apertura season in Mexico and needs to bring in reinforcements. Lopez is on the list because he was on the Club America team that won the Clausura in 2005 under current Puebla coach Mario Carrillo.
Lopez has done ok here in Kansas City, scoring 7 goals in all competitions while gathering 9 assists, but he hasn't been as good as many in Kansas City would have hoped he was. The way that KC played for portions of the late season without Lopez would give people the opinion that the Wizards can get by without their designated player. While others are saying that we should try to talk him down off the DP level pay scale and keep him. If this rumor is true, it could give Kansas City an out and a way to get a transfer fee from the Mexican club.