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.