Dynamo trade rights to Califf for allocation money

The Houston Dynamo traded the MLS rights to defender Danny Califf to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for allocation money, it was announced Thursday.

The Dynamo had the rights to Califf, a 29-year-old U.S. international, because he played for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005 before his move to Danish club Aalborg and the Earthquakes' move to Houston to become the Dynamo. Califf currently plays for Danish club Midtjylland.

As per league and team policy, the amount of the allocation was not disclosed.

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