Philadelphia Union trade Gabriel Farfan to Chivas USA

Midfielder-defender moved for draft pick and allocation money

Gabe vs. CHI

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Greg Carroccio

Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has traded midfielder Gabriel Farfan to Chivas USA in exchange for allocation money and a 2014 MLS SuperDraft natural first-round pick. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

“We want to thank Gabe for all of his contributions to the Philadelphia Union over the past few years,” team manager John Hackworth said. “He has been a true professional for our club and we wish him the best of luck as he continues his career.”

Farfan, 24, originally signed with the Union in March of 2011 after spending that spring with the club on trial. Since signing, Farfan has appeared in 43 matches for the Union, scoring one goal and adding three assists. Prior to playing professionally, the California-native played for Cal State Fullerton, where he earned Second-Team All-Big West honors in his first season.