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Joaquín Torres loaned to Chilean club for duration of the 2024 season



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When Joaquín Torres first took the field for the Philadelphia Union last season, it looked like he might be the super sub they had missed since the retirement of Ilsinho.

It turns out that moment of brilliance on opening night against the Columbus Crew would be the high water mark of his exploits in Chester.

The 27-year-old Argentinian will spend the duration of the 2024 season at Universidad Católica in Chile in a loan deal announced by the Philadelphia Union on Thursday that includes an option to purchase.

Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has loaned midfielder Joaquín Torres to  through 2024, with an option to purchase.

Torres was acquired last January from CF Montreal for $500,000 in general allocation money. The deal included an incentive clause of up to $300,000 that was likely not met since he only made 13 appearances and had just the assist on opening night and a late game-winner thanks to a goalkeeping error. In total he made 23 appearances and logged 708 minutes in all competitions, adding an assist in a 120-minute shift in the Union’s U.S. Open Cup loss.

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, 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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