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Philadelphia Union acquires $50,000 in general allocation money in Santiago Moreno signing

Portland Timbers announced Moreno’s signing on Thursday

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The Philadelphia Union picked up $50,000 in general allocation money from the Portland Timbers for the discover rights to sign new Colombian midfielder Santiago Moreno.

According to the press release announcing Moreno’s signing, Portland “acquired the priority to Moreno from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for $50,000 General Allocation Money.”

What it essentially means is that the Union scouted Moreno at some point and were interested enough to add him to something known as a discovery list. A club can have up to seven players on their discovery list at a time and add or remove players at any time.

This marks the third time this year that the Union has received general allocation money for a player’s rights. They received $50,000 in allocation money for the homegrown rights to Tomas Romero from LAFC and Kalil ElMedkhar from FC Dallas.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for TheCup.us, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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