Union waive Damani Richards and Alex Mendoza

Philadelphia Union have waived Alex Mendoza and Damani Richards, the club announced today.  The release of Richards will free up an international roster spot.

A product of the Harrisburg City Islanders Academy, Mendoza, 22, spent the last three seasons with Mexico’s Pumas.  Richards, 18, has been a regular with the Trinidad & Tobago U-17 and U-20 National Teams and was signed by the Union on January 19. 

The Union open the 2013 season on Saturday, March 2 when they host Sporting Kansas City at 4:00 p.m. on 6abc.

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