This is not talking just away from the Union, we all know he was selected by the New England Revolution in the re-entry draft. This is talking about is he moving completely away from MLS. And at the very least, the former Philadelphia Union midfielder is at least contemplating going elsewhere in life by "pursuing other opportunities abroad."
Fred came to MLS in 2007 to play for D.C. United before being traded to the Union in the 2010 SuperDraft. Fred played 25 games for the Union. The best thing anyone can say about those 25 games are that he served as a mentor to some of the younger players, like Roger Torres. Outside of that, Fred hardly did anything memorable on the field, scoring 4 goals and notching only 1 assist as an attacking midfielder. When the New England Revolution selected Fred in the re-entry draft a month ago, not many Union fans were heartbroken over the fact he was departing.
What Fred wants to do with his life his certainly his choice, although some Union fans might actually be disappointed if he does indeed decide to leave MLS. If he decides to stay and play with the New England Revolution, for the first time ever, his on the field skills will actually benefit the Philadelphia Union.