Young forward Liam Travers has had his contract with Pools cancelled by mutual consent.
The 19-year-old has been released after four years on the books at Victoria Park in order to chase up an opportunity to play and study in America.
Travers will fly out to the States on Monday where he will link-up with Michigan-based semi-professional outfit AFC Ann Arbor before starting at Saginaw Valley State University in August.
“It’s really exciting, I can’t wait,” Travers admitted.
“I would like to thank everyone at Hartlepool United for the last four years, I’ve really enjoyed my time here and wish the Club all the best for the future.”
Everyone at The Vic would like to wish Liam all the very best in the USA.