Union acquire Parke from Sounders

Union acquire Parke from Sounders

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Union acquire Parke from Sounders

The Philadelphia Union’s wheeling and dealing did not end with the acquisition of Sebastien Le Toux.

A day after picking up Le Toux via a trade with the New York Red Bulls, the Union shipped allocation money and a 2013 first round Supplemental Draft pick to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for defender Jeff Parke. The 30-year-old centerback spent the last three seasons with the Sounders, and he was voted the club’s Defender of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

Parke, who is an Abington, PA. native, adds to an already deep group of Union centerbacks that already includes Carlos Valdes, Amobi Okugo and Bakary Soumare.

What do you think of the Union acquiring Parke? Surprised the Sounders let him go for so little? Who will start at centerback for the Union in 2013?

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