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Union 2012 Preseason: Philadelphia Signs Lionard Pajoy

The Philadelphia Union announced today that they signed Colombian forward Lionard Pajoy. In addition, Philadelphia stated that Pajoy received his visa and will join the team in preseason camp soon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pajoy enjoyed the best season of his career in 2011, leading Itagüí Ditaires in scoring with 13 goals and adding three assists in 27 starts. During Colombia's Clausura championship, held in the second half of the calendar year, Pajoy tallied 10 goals in 18 starts. The 30-year-old struck for a hat trick against Real Cartagena on October 1, 2011. (via Philadelphia Union)

Union manager Peter Nowak said about the signing

"He's very physical and very fast," Nowak said. "He can change the game with everything. He's a different option. He's all over the place and very mobile and he can always create something for whoever is gonna play up top with him." (via Philadelphia Union)

The 30-year-old forward has scored 47 times in 215 career appearances.

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