So much for the rumored "gentleman's agreement".
Orlando City used their Fourth Round Pick in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft to acquire attacking midfielder Pedro Ribeiro from the Philadelphia Union. The Lions also used their Seventh Round Pick to select ex-Union striker Danny Mwanga from the Colorado Rapids. Mwanga, who was traded to the Portland Timbers in 2012 for Jorge Perlaza, was most recently loaned out to the NASL's New York Cosmos by the Colorado Rapids.
Ribeiro, a 6'4" attacking midfielder, was on loan to Harrisburg City Islanders for most of the 2014 season, however he did make nine regular season appearances for the Union, netting two goals in his 351 minutes. More than a few Union fans were hoping he would develop into an offensive weapon in Philadelphia, but it looks like he'll be groomed to be a replacement for Kaká when the Brazilian legend decides to hang up the boots.
Also curious was the Union drawing back Michael Lahoud instead of a goalkeeper. With Amobi Okugo's departure on Monday, Lahoud could become an integral part of the Union going forward, especially if Maurice Edu doesn't re-sign. However, the Union did take a huge gamble that neither New York City FC nor Orlando City SC would pick Zac MacMath or Raïs M'Bolhi. Speculation is rampant that the Union didn't want to decide between the goalkeepers, however it's more likely the didn't believe M'Bolhi would be a target due to his hefty contract and MacMath wouldn't have been much of an upgrade over Tally Hall or Josh Saunders. Either way, the Union still have three goalkeeper (and Mike Lahoud) going into 2015.