COLUMBUS OH - OCTOBER 24: Guillermo Barros Schelotto #7 of the Columbus Crew and Danny Califf #4 of the Philadelphia Union battle for control of a header ball on October 24 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Langley signs MLS contract: D3soccer.com
By signing with the Union, Langley becomes the first Swarthmore alum to play in the American top-level professional baseball (MLB), football (NFL), basketball (NBA) or soccer (MLS) league since Dick Hall '52 wrapped up his 19-year major league baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1971. In fact, Langley is the first ever Centennial Conference alum to reach the MLS, NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball.
The U had a custom 21 van Riemsdyk jersey waiting for him, as well as a sweet pair of Adidas Predators. Not a bad PR move for the Union either, as we all found out about it via JVR's twitter acknowledging their hospitality.
What this means for Touray, who was not added to the squad before the roster deadline, is unclear, but it's certainly conceivable that the Gambian will continue to be looked at by the Union with an eye for next season.
Among other new MLS players, midfielder Freddy Adu has a $475,884 salary and $594,884 in compensation with the Philadelphia Union; and goalkeeper Frank Rost is at $545,460 with the Red Bulls.
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