Michael Orozco Fiscal Left Off Philadelphia Union Roster: Updated, And No Longer That Bizarre Sounding

Posted In News, Rumors - By Kevin McCauley On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 With 0 Comments

Rumor has it that defender and United States international Michael Orozco Fiscal has been left off the active roster for the Philadelphia Union on roster compliance day. The Philadelphia Union have yet to comment on this story, but will supposedly do just that later today. Orozco plays either in the center of defense or at right back, and he looked promising, though inconsistent, in a Union shirt last season. Most people had penciled him into the starting lineup going into 2011, but if he isn’t on the active roster, that certainly isn’t the case. A few days ago, Orozco’s teammate (or former teammate?) Roger Torres reportedly sent out a now deleted tweet that read:

“Trsite lo que le paso a nuestro companero michael espero dios lo bendiga siempre y lo lleve a un muy buen equipo por q lo merece”

For those who don’t speak Spanish, Torres is sad about what happened to his friend Michael. What happened, exactly, we will hopefully learn later today. It’s possible that San Luis had no interest in renewing his loan, but that doesn’t explain why he wasn’t back at San Luis in January. Speculation might be pointless right now, and we should probably just wait for the Union to say something before commenting further.

UPDATE: We’ve learned that Philadelphia’s deal with San Luis was a one year loan with an option to buy. Philadelphia have not exercised that option. If a hefty transfer fee would have been involved, the situation is certainly understandable. It seems unlikely that Orozco will see significant playing time with San Luis for the rest of the season, and he might just be training with them, keeping an eye towards a move to a new club in the summer.

About Kevin McCauley - Kevin McCauley is the Editor in Chief of The Allocation Order. He is also the managing editor at World Soccer Reader and a contributor on multiple levels to SBNation

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