COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 04: Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon #1 of the Philadelphia Union warms up prior to facing the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on June 4, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The 40-year-old received a flurry of reactionary tweets from fans, as he said it'd fulfill a dream to play with Angel.
What a dream come true will be to have my "brother" Juan Pablo Angel to play for the Philadelphia Union, he will fit perfectly in our Team!!
Speculation from around the country began, with writers and fans alike passing around the tweet and wondering if Mondragon meant 'will' or 'would' in the tweet, considering the Spanish version used 'would.' Some outlets immediately picked up on Mondragon's words, going so far as to say that he stated that Angel would be coming to Philadelphia.
Mondragon's follow up tweet seemed to dispel the previous tweet's ambiguousness, but not for everyone.
Its just a personal wish, just saying, you never know!!! DOOP!!!
Some fans were thinking consipracy after the tweet was sent out, saying that perhaps the team asked Mondragon to clarify as to hide what the team's actions are to be. Another tweet by Mondragon certainly didn't do anything to correct them on their theories.
Sorry its all I CAN tell right now!!!
Then Mondragon replied to a fan with the following, using "will" again instead of "would:
@tonygravato i am convinced that the @sonsofben will love him since day1 they r the best and most passionate fans from all the league! DOOP!
The international transfer window for MLS ends today, but the window for movement within the USA and Canada is open for another month. However, the Los Angeles Galaxy need to move Angel to make room for possible new designated player Robbie Keane.
Most interesting in the relationship between Mondragon and Angel, other than Angel having been on the Union's radar since before the season started, is that the Union originally met with Mondragon because of Angel. When the Union went to talk to Angel during the re-entry draft process, Mondragon was over Angel's house. Soon thereafter, Mondragon was out of contract at FC Koln, a team in the German Bundesliga, and the Union were having him put his signature on a contract.