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Union Trade Jacobson To Dallas

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FRISCO (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia Union traded midfielder Andrew Jacobson to FC Dallas in exchange for Dallas’ second round pick of the 2013 draft.

“I’m very happy to have Andrew join FC Dallas,” Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said. “He’s a very good player, a center midfielder who will also go back in defense. He brings size to the team, but he’s also got very good soccer feet and might seem like a 5-foot-10 player rather than his actual 6-foot-2. He comes from a great program under Kevin Grimes at Cal, and I see him contributing to this team immediately.”

Acquired by Philadelphia in the 2009 Expansion Draft, Jacobson started 13 of 25 games for the Union in 2010. Prior to joining Philadelphia, Jacobson made 17 appearances, totaling 845 minutes in the midfield for D.C. United during the 2009 MLS season.

“Andrew will be a good addition to FC Dallas,” Dallas Technical Director Barry Gorman said. “It was an opportunity for us to pick up an experienced player in a covering position.”