The 22-year-old Valentin helped Bodo/Glimt, the most northern club in Norway's top league, win promotion after four years in the second level. He was playing on loan from the Montreal Impact last season, but had his contract purchased by Bodo/Glimt.
The former Generation adidas signing out of Akron played one season with Chivas USA and one with the Impact, making 40 MLS appearances with the two clubs.
Yes, I tore my Achilles today. Yes, my season is over, but yes I will come back stronger than ever I promise you that. This is my journey…— Zarek Valentin (@ZarekValentin) April 9, 2014
Americans in Tippeligaen (2014):
180 Zarek Valentin, Bodo/Glimt
161 Michael Stephens, Stabaek
45 (1 goal) Mix Diskerud, Rosenborg
0 Josh Gatt, Molde
0 Ethan Horvath, Molde