What They're Saying: Jay Sugarman

“We did not say we need to go get a Mexican international with a pedigree of a Marco. We said we needed to fill this spot on the field. And when you hear that the player we can potentially have has all these attributes, and can connect us to a community [the local Hispanic population] that should be Union fans … that’s like, ‘OK, whatever it takes, go get the deal done.’"

-- Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman on the “somewhat unexpected" signing of two-time Mexico World Cup player Marco Fabian on a free transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt. While the Union has one of the most progressive youth programs in MLS, its spending on high-end players has lagged behind that of others in its first nine MLS seasons. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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