As we continue to count down the days until the Union kick off their season on March 19, here are your daily Philadelphia Union links, today focusing on write-ups and reactions to yesterday's big announcement. Use this as your open discussion thread.
Union Ink Deal With Colombian Goalkeeper [Delaware County Times] - A full write-up of yesterday's proceedings
Colombian Signee Reignites Fans' Playoff Aspirations [Bob Grotz, Delaware County Times] - Mondragon could end up being the highest paid goalkeeper in the MLS. Also, Grotz asserts the Union could potentially be a playoff team. Personally, I don't buy that just yet. Let's see them perform on the field before we talk playoffs.
Philadelphia Union Sign Colombian Keeper Mondragon & Defender Valdes [Goal.com] - The Colombian contingent on the Union keeps getting bigger
Union Sign Veteran Goalkeeper Mondragon, Central Defender Valdes [Marc Narducci, Philadelphia Inquirer] - Are the Philadelphia Union in win now mode?
Mondragon Ready For Philadelphia's "Special Attitude" [Jonathan Tannenwald, The Goalkeeper] - Mondragon played at PPL Park last season when the U.S. hosted Colombia in a friendly last fall.
Mondragon And Valdes Unveiling In Pictures [Philly Soccer Page] - The good folks at PSP took some photos from Fado's and posted them here.
Union Solidify Defense With Colombian Duo [Judah Levine, PhiladelphiaUnion.com] - With these announcements, the Union have solidified a glaring weakness from 2010. Mondragon is expected to have the presence of a much needed veteran leader.
Union Sign Goalie Mondragon, Defender Valdes [Philadelphia Sports Daily] - Success in thew MLS starts at the back line, and the Philadelphia Union addressed that issue in a major way yesterday.
Philadelphia Union Sign GK Faryd Mondragon, D Carlos Valdes [Jeremiah Oshan, SB Nation] - A write-up on the announcement from The Brotherly Game's parent site.