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Danny Califf Trade: Union Captain Traded To Chivas USA For Michael Lahoud, Allocation Money

The Philadelphia Union announced on Thursday that they traded captain Danny Califf to Chivas USA for midfielder Michael Lahoud and allocation money. Terms of the trade were not disclosed, per team and league policy.

Califf played in 65 matches for the Union and had one goal and one assist as a defender. With the trade, Califf will be returning home to California. Califf thanked the team and the city for the opportunity to play for Philadelphia

"I want to take this opportunity to give my sincerest thanks to all our fans, the city of Philadelphia and all of my teammates that I have played with," said Califf. "You have opened your heart and welcomed this California kid like just another one of yous guys!!"

Lahoud was a 2009 SuperDraft selection by Chivas and has made 46 starts for the Goats. Lahoud has scored two goals and added seven assists in a total of 64 MLS matches.

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