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Union re-sign fan favorite Gaddis to multi-year deal

Ray Gaddis signed to the Union through 2016, club reveals.

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The Philadelphia Union announced that they had re-signed defender Ray Gaddis to a "multi-year contract" today. The customary language was used for the , "Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed" but the Union's website said the deal was through the 2016 season.

Gaddis has become a fan-favorite for his approachability as well as his work ethic. Drafted out of West Virginia in 2012, Gaddis has played in 76 games in those three seasons, cementing himself as the first choice left back over veteran Fabinho in the 2014. The native of Indianapolis, Indiana has two assists this year in just over 2400 minutes. Perhaps the most telling however is that since taking over the left back duties, the calls for the Union to bring in a left back (historically a weak spot since trading Jordan Harvey to the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2011) have been few and far between. Gaddis has also been mentioned in the US National Team conversation, however hasn't received a call up from USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann yet.