SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 09: Kyle Nakazawa #13 of the Philadelphia Union jumps over a diving Bobby Burling #2 of the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on July 9, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Another Philadelphia Union player is on his way out of the club, as Kyle Nakazawa will be traded, the Brotherly Game has learned.
Sources tell the Brotherly Game that the Nakazawa will be moved to the LA Galaxy in a move that one of the sources said will be announced tomorrow. The trade has been in the works since sometime last week.
[UPDATE: Philly Soccer Page is reporting that a source says that the Union would receive two second rounders and an international roster spot.]
The deal to send Nakazawa to California comes on the heels of the Sebastien Le Toux trade being made official by both the Union and Vancouver Whitecaps. Le Toux and Nakazawa were roommates during the Union's inaugural season.
Nakazawa became expendable to the Union after the team acquired Greg Jordan, Gabriel Gomez and other midfielders during the offseason. The 24-year-old seemed to have broken into the starting lineup at the end of the 2010 season, but never saw consistent playing time in 2011.
A native of Southern California, Nakazawa is set to return to the area where he grew up and began his path towards a professional career. The former UCLA standout started in 24 of 36 games he played for Philadelphia over two seasons with the club after he was drafted in the third round ( overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.