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SBI: Danny Califf To Chivas USA For Michael Lahoud And Allocation Money

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The Danny Califf trade saga has apparently ended, with the Philadelphia Union two-time captain heading to Chivas USA in return for Michael Lahoud, according to Soccer By Ives.

Chivas will also send allocation money to Philadelphia in return for the former United States Men's National Team international.

The Union had been rumored to be in discussions to trade Califf since May 12, with the Brotherly Game originally reporting at 3:46 p.m. Sunday that the center defender had moved to Chivas.

When a trade didn't occur through Wednesday morning, a source informed the Brotherly Game that back room bickering over the uncompleted had stalled it further. Union head coach Peter Nowak and Chivas head coach Robin Fraser differed in public on if the deal was done and Fraser appeared to be frustrated by Nowak's public announcement of the progression of the trade.

The versatile midfielder - mostly at left or right midfield in limited action this year - was born in Sierra Leone, but has lived in the United States since he was two-years-old. Lahoud will not take up an international roster spot because of his citizenship status.

Lahoud was drafted ninth overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas. He scored two goals in 62 games in Los Angeles.