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Califf in disbelief after being traded by Philadelphia Union

Danny Califf admits it was a complete surprise when he found out he was being traded from Philadelphia Union.

The former Union captain now finds himself with Chivas USA after Philly decided to trade him for Michael Lahoud and allocation money.

32-year old defender Califf could not believe it when he was told by head coach Peter Nowak he would be traded to either Toronto FC or Chivas but decided to choose Los Angeles simply because it is where he originally hails from.

"We certainly did not want to leave Philadelphia by any stretch of the imagination," Califf told MLSsoccer.com.

"When it was presented the way it was, between Toronto and LA, of course we are going to choose LA because that's our home. But did we ask for it? No."

He added: "We've (Nowak and I) had some issues before but we've been able to hammer those out with good talks. I think it was a surprise to me that it came to that. We had our issues but I felt we worked through them and I felt that it was fine."

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Andrew Slevison
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