Union Reportedly Set To Sign French Left Back Cedric Fabien

French news outlet MLS-News is reporting that the Philadelphia Union are set to add a French left back to the team's roster soon.

Cedric Fabien is considered one of the best left backs in France's League Two, at least by a one person who follows the league his agent (see the YouTube video below). Fabien is a former Le Mans player, and has spent the vast majority of his career in the second division of France. The soon to be 29-year-old is considered a versatile player along the left side of the field, something that complements head coach Piotr Nowak's tactics. Currently playing for Boulogne, Fabien joined the team upon its relegation from Ligue 1 after leaving Brest upon its accession to the top league.

It has long been speculated that the Union would attempt to acquire a left back to replace Gabriel Farfan as the starter at the position. Farfan is a natural attacking midfielder, having played there throughout his college career and stint with America of the Mexican top league. With the loss of Justin Mapp to the Montreal Impact in the 2012 MLS Expansion Draft, and the unknown situation of left midfielder Keon Daniel's visa, moving Farfan into the midfielder could help to solve some of the Union's remaining problems.

The defender's agent, Jerome Meary, told MLS-News that Fabien will "complete [his] transfer quickly." Also coming to the United States and MLS are midfielder Nicolas Dieuze, another Meary client, to Chivas USA, and Cameroonian Théophile n'tama Junior will join the New England Revolution.

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