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Kerith Gabriel: "South American Press States Union Are After Defender Carlos Valdez" And Other Tweeted News

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Kerith Gabriel, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reported today over Twitter that the Union are closing in on Colombian defender Carlos Valdez:

Reports in the South Anerican state the Union are after Colombian central defender Carlos Valdez on loan...if true...oh captain, my captain. 

@sprtswtr

Gabriel fixed his tweet saying, "excuse my earlier shoddy tweet...*South Anerican is shoudl actually be "South American Press"..." He followed it up by tweeting:

Valdez sounds like a good deal if true, but considering bated breath still awaits the signing of one Faryd Mondragon... 

@sprtswtr

More tweets in this story chain after the jump.

I chimed in with a tweet of my own:

@sprtswtr Are you telling me that MLS Rumors may be right about something? At least @brotherlygame jumped on it after other sources came in. 

@scottdkessler

Gabriel responded by saying that Philadelphia Union fans should probably be patient:

@scottdkessler it looks likely according to a source...but again so did Mondragon, and here we are weeks later after initial reports. 

@sprtswtr

He also stated that the Faryd Mondragon signing could be announced at any time... if it is going to happen:

@scottdkessler Dec. 31st was last day of contractual agreement w/ FC Koln..I know it's holiday, but he could be named as early as tomorrow. 

@sprtswtr

Jonathan Tannenwald chimed in, and Gabriel confirmed, that because Mondragon is now out of contract with FC Koln (as of December 31, 2010) the MLS transfer window means nothing:

@scottdkessler @sprtswtr If he's out of contract, the transfer window doesn't matter right? 

@thegoalkeeper

@thegoalkeeper @scottdkessler correct, see my previous tweet. 

@sprtswtr

@scottdkessler correct...no ties...think unrestricted free agent. 

@sprtswtr

That was today's Union tweet chain of the day. I'm hoping to start doing these whenever they're relevant.