CHESTER, PA - JUNE 11: Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon #1 of the Philadelphia Union makes a save during a game against Real Salt Lake at PPL Park on June 11, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The game ended 1-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Union captain Faryd Mondragon has stated his intent to retire with the Philadelphia Union when his playing day are over.
The Colombian goalkeeper answered a follower's question on Twitter about his soccer retirement plans, saying that he would like to retire with the Union. Mondragon, already a fan favorite, turned 40-years-old today and is in the first year of a what is thought to be a contract that lasts at least two years with Philadelphia.
A curious fan of Atletico Nacional, a major club based in Medellin, asked Mondragon the following:
Farid q pena una pregunta, si quieres me la respondes sino tranquilo. Con que equipo te gustaría retirarte? Un abrazo
the Brotherly Game commentator PhillyHoosFan, is as follows:
Farid, a question if you want to answer: with which team would you like to retire? A hug
con mi equipo actual el Filadelfia Union
Another translation aided by Google translate, once again, is as follows:
With my current team the Philadelphia Union