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BREAKING: Union Trade Gabriel Farfan to Chivas USA

The Philadelphia Union announced their first trade of the regular season, shipping defender/midfielder Gabriel Farfan to Chivas USA.  In return, the Union get allocation money and the Goats’ first round draft pick in 2014.

Signed in March, 2011 as a trialist, the 24-year-old Cal State-Fullerton product logged 57 total games with Philadelphia, including 51 league games, scoring his only goal as part of the U’s 6-2 trouncing of Toronto FC on May 28, 2011.  Despite playing most of his college career as a midfielder, he was converted to left back after the Union traded Jordan Harvey during the 2011 season.  His final game with the Union was this past Saturday’s 1-0 win over Chicago, as he played all 90 minutes at left back.

Farfan joins a Chivas squad that is currently last in the Western Conference, on a 3-5-2 record for 11 points.  The trade leaves the Union with just five listed defenders, and no apparent backup to starter Ray Gaddis.

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