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Danny Califf to join Philadelphia Union

Posted on 02 December 2009 by Breton Bonnette

FC Midjtylland and former U.S. Men’s National Team defender Danny Califf will reportedly join the Philadelphia Union on Jan. 1. The California native is no stranger to Major League Soccer having enjoyed four solid years with the Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes. With over 100 MLS appearances and an MLS Cup to his name, his rights sit firmly with the Houston Dynamo. According to Greg Seltzer at Soccer365, the Union have a deal in place to acquire those rights.

At 29, the acquisition of Califf would give the Union two proven centerbacks along with Shavar Thomas, a duo capable of ranking up there with some of the better couplings in the league. Califf has 21 caps with the USMNT and, though a player on Bob Bradley’s radar, he is expected to be in contention for a spot on the 2010 South Africa roster. Many will also wonder if the addition of Califf will keep Coach Nowak from going after sure-shot top draft pick (if he declares) and Wake Forest star Ike Opara. Regardless, that’s a good problem to have.

So Union fans, another roster opening addressed (we certainly hope). A good signing? Were there better options available?

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