Major League Soccer has terminated Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernandez's contract. The league announced the move Friday.

Fernandez has also been removed from Portland's roster.

Fernandez, 25, was acquired by the Timbers from Liga MX side Necaxa back on May 6 for a club record fee of just under $10 million. The Argentine made an instant impact, scoring eight goals in his first nine league appearances. But he cooled off thereafter as he was reportedly sidelined by illness as well as a red card he received in the Timbers' penultimate game of the season against Sporting Kansas City.