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Philadelphia Union Release Dave Myrie

CHESTER, Pa. (March 30, 2010) – Philadelphia Union have released defender David Myrie, the Major League Soccer club announced today. The 21-year-old started in the Union’s debut against Seattle Sounders FC on March 25, logging 78 minutes.

Acquired in the 2009 Expansion Draft from the Chicago Fire, Myrie joined the Fire’s senior roster last season as an international and discovery player but did not appear in any games.

Philadelphia Union host D.C. United in the club’s home opener on April 10, 2010 at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel.

Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the Philadelphia Union ownership group. It is comprised of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iStar Financial 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 Doran. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.

Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. MLS kicks off its 15th season on March 25, 2010. MLS features 16 clubs each playing 30 regular season matches in 2010. Those teams include Chicago Fire; Colorado Rapids; Chivas USA; Columbus Crew; D.C. United; FC Dallas; Houston Dynamo; Kansas City Wizards; Los Angeles Galaxy; New York Red Bulls; New England Revolution; 2009 MLS Cup Champion Real Salt Lake; San Jose Earthquakes; Seattle Sounders FC; Toronto FC; and, in their inaugural season, Philadelphia Union. Expansion teams in Vancouver and Portland will debut in 2011. For more information about Major League Soccer, visitwww.MLSsoccer.com.

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