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Philadelphia Union announced Tuesday that Gabriel Farfan has been traded to Chivas USA.
A press release from the Union said that Farfan had been traded in exchange for allocation money and a 2014 MLS SuperDraft natural first-round pick.
Per league and club policy, the terms of the trade were not disclosed.
Farfan signed with the Union in March of 2011 after spending the preseason on trial with the club. The midfielder/defender made 51 appearances with the club, including 43 starts, logging 3882 minutes. He scored 1 goal and recorded 3 assists.
Farfan moved from midfield to left fullback after the Jordan Harvey trade in July of 2011. In 2013, he lost the starting left back position to Raymon Gaddis. On May 10, 2013 against Chicago, he had his first start of the season at left back as a result of a red card suspension to Sheanon Williams in the May 4 game against Seattle.
Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis “Chelis” Sanchez Sola has previously expressed an interest in both Gabriel and Michael Farfan. In an article published on Feb. 21 at ESPN, Jeff Carlisle reported, “Chelis remarked that the club is aiming to bring both Gabriel and Michael Farfan in from Philadelphia, although it seems inconceivable that the Union would let either player go.”
Union coach John Hackworth said in the press release, “We want to thank Gabe for all of his contributions to the Philadelphia Union over the past few years. He has been a true professional for our club and we wish him the best of luck as he continues his career.”