Philadelphia Union send Valdes back to Santa Fe

Carlos Valdes has re-joined Independiente Santa Fe on loan from Philadelphia Union.

The 27-year MLS All-Star old defender, who joined the Union from Santa Fe in 2011, will spend 2013 back in his homeland of Colombia it has been confirmed.

"We will certainly miss Carlos for this season, but this is a unique situation,” Union head coach John Hackworth said in a statement.

“We have done everything possible to make sure this move works for both the player and our club. Our hope is that this allows Carlos the best chance of reaching his dream of playing in the 2014 World Cup."

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