Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin has revealed it was his choice to send Rais Mbolhi back to his home in France.
The 28-year old Algeria international started the first five games of the 2015 MLS season in goal, conceding a league-high nine goals, which has led to the Union moving forward without him.
"It was my decision and it was based on performance," Curtin said.
"It's what I think is best now for Rais and the Philadelphia Union moving forward.
"[And] it's best for him and the team that he's not with the group."