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Union Fail In Negotiations With Augsburg For German Striker Michael Thurk

The Philadelphia Union attempted to bring striker Michael Thurk to America, but German news outlet Zeit Online is reporting that Augsburg could not come to terms on a move.

Here's a (loose) translation of the article, with quotes from Thurk's agent/consultant:

Thurk consultant Klaus Gerster confirmed the SID, a transfer of the 35-year-old striker in the North American professional league MLS has failed to Philadelphia Union. "We have not reached agreement," said Gerster, who had been negotiating with Union by phone and by e-mail. Gerster now expects that his client is exempted from the FCA sit out at least another year his current contract with the Swabians, as announced, "Since nothing will happen."

Thurk was supposedly looking for a way out of Ausburg after the team declared he was a surplus to requirements during the team's preseason. Ausburg was promoted to the Bundesliga after finishing second in 2. Bundesliga, with the help of Thurk's goals (51 goals in 104 league games since 2008 for FCA).