Orozco-Fiscal’s option not picked up, returned to San Luis

Posted on 02 March 2011 by Breton Bonnette

(Terry McLaughlin/ASN Philadelphia)

Piotr Nowak put to rest the confusion behind the omission of Orozco-Fiscal from the Union’s roster in a conference call from Greece this afternoon.  

Orozco-Fiscal’s loan deal, according to Nowak, expired January 1, 2011 and when pressed as to why there was no mention of his return to San Luis before today, Nowak responded, “It seems to me that we forgot what the rules are and weren’t paying attention to the details of the contract”. The Union had the chance to act on the option to buy that is customary for all Major League Soccer loans but it was declined. He stressed that in spite of the roster compliance date, the Union’s roster is still not complete. The departure of Orozco-Fiscal, a 29 game starter, thins a defensive corps that with the earlier acquisitions of Faryd Mondragon and Carlos Valdes, many thought was much improved.

What’s your take? Did the Union miss out on not signing Orozco-Fiscal outright? Are you sad to see Orozco-Fiscal go? Worried about the defense all over again?  

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Marrison Says:

    Not paying attention to the details of the contract? I don’t believe it. Even if someone from the Union wasn’t on top of the details of the contract, MOF or his agent was. Makes me wonder if the Union were trying to negotiate an outright purchase for less than the buyout amount in the original loan agreement.

  2. Phil McCracken Says:

    This move concerns me as his versatility was key when you carry so few defenders on your roster. I hope that Nowak has 1 or 2 outside backs lined up as we’re woefully thin in that area.

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