Shavar Thomas Traded to Kansas City

Union receive two second round picks, allocation money

CHESTER, Pa. (June 30,
2010) — 
Philadelphia Union
today announced the trade of Jamaican defender Shavar Thomas to the Kansas City
Wizards.  In exchange for Thomas, the Wizards sent Philadelphia two second
round MLS SuperDraft selections, one in 2011 and one in 2012, as well as
allocation money. Thomas, 29, played for the Wizards from 2004-2006.
The Union acquired Thomas from Chivas USA through the MLS Expansion Draft held
on November 25, 2009. He made just one appearance with the Union,
replacing Roger Torres in the 56th minute of Philadelphia’s 2-1 loss at Toronto
FC on April 15, 2010.  


Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the Philadelphia Union
ownership group.  It is comprised of Chairman/Owner Jay Sugarman, CEO and
Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher and Robert Buccini and David
Pollin, founding partners of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Swarthmore Group’s Jim
Nevels (Chairman) and Paula Mandle (CEO), and Philadelphia attorney William
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