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Philadelphia Union eyeing South American signing

Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth has indicated that the club could be in the market for another South American signing.

Hackworth and the Union's new director of international player development, Ricardo Ansaldi, recently undertook a scouting trip to the region and it appeared to be a positive sojourn with the possibility of some offseason recruiting.

"I can see a really likely possibility we will have a signing based on that trip and based on our scouting in South America," Hackworth told MLSsoccer.com.

"We did a lot of driving between soccer fields and got stuck in a lot of South American traffic jams. But we saw an awful lot, which is excellent because we had a long list of targets. Now we've got to make some decisions."

He added: "We just went to South America for a reason. It's because there are some really good players there."

South Americans on the current Philly roster include captain Carlos Valdes and fellow Colombian Roger Torres following the midseason dismissals of Lionard Pajoy and Gabriel Gomez (also Colombian).

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