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Daniel's days at Philadelphia Union look numbered

The Philadelphia Union future of midfielder Keon Daniel appears to be clouded.

The 27-year old Trinidad & Tobago international has hardly featured for John Hackworth this preseason after making 24 MLS appearances last term.

Reporters quizzed Hackworth on the role Daniel would be playing in 2014 with the Union head coach suggesting perhaps his time at PPL Park could be up.

"There's been a lot of competition for those spots. We think we've upgraded our midfield, and there has been a lot of competition in training for those positions," said Hackworth.

"Right now he's behind those guys that are being featured. It doesn't mean Keon has done anything wrong, it just means that his role on this team has changed from what it was last year."

The writing was then on the wall for Daniel when Hackworth added: "We are going to have to make some really tough decisions in the next two days. Some of those are already made for us because of contractual obligations, and our salary cap affects that equally as much."

Daniel joined the Union from Puerto Rico Islanders in 2011 and has since made 57 appearances for the club.

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