Orlando City obtains Amobi Okugo from Philadelphia
Orlando City has added another big piece to its 2015 roster puzzle.
The Philadelphia Union sent defender-midfielder Amobi Okugo to the new MLS side Monday, parting ways with one of two remaining players from the club's own expansion season in 2010. The Union received allocation money and a second-round pick in the 2016 MLS draft in the deal.
"Everyone at the Philadelphia Union would like to thank Amobi for his contributions on and off the field over the last five years," Union technical director Chris Albright said in a statement. "He continually represented the organization with class and we wish him all the best as he continues his career."
Okugo, who can play center back and defensive midfield, started 31 matches for the Union in 2014. But the 23-year-old's contract expired at season's end, and the club was noncommital about inking him to a new deal.
With Okugo's departure, defender Sheanon Williams in the only player who has remained with the Union since the club entered MLS in 2010.
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