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Lionard Pajoy Reportedly Having Issues Obtaining A P-1 Visa

The Philadelphia Union were expected to announce the signing of Lionard Pajoy last week, but the team has yet to officially recognize the striker as a player. According to a Colombian league report, Pajoy is experiencing visa problems, which are keeping him from joining the Union.

The 30-year-old had problems getting out of his contract with Itagui Ditaires, per a source that talked to Kerith Gabriel, of the Philadelphia Daily News and, but those issues are not the ones holding up a transfer to the Union.

Liga Postobon's official website discusses the possibility of Pajoy staying in Colombia, instead of joining the Union, due to his visa situation.

Pajoy is still "waiting to solve [his] visa problem to enter the United States," Liga Postobon's website says. Pajoy is described as a possibility transfer 'alternative' for Cortulua, where the forward began his professional soccer career.

The Union recently acquired an international roster spot, from the LA Galaxy for Kyle Nakazawa and a 2013 MLS SuperDraft second round pick, for the 2012 season, giving Philadelphia two open spots for foreign players this year. Pajoy, if officially signed, would occupy one of those spots and join Chandler Hoffman, Josue Martinez, Jack McInerney and Danny Mwanga in the Union's attack.