Report: Philadelphia Union to acquire Chris Pontius via trade from DC United

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Chris Pontius has spent his entire career with D.C. United, but that is apparently about to change. reported on Tuesdaythat Pontius will be traded to the Philadelphia Union. Per the report, the Union and D.C. United have already agreed to the deal, and Philadelphia are believed to be getting allocation money in return.

Contacted by, a Union spokesperson said, "We're always actively discussing ways to improve all areas of our team, but until the window officially opens, all player personnel moves are purely speculative."

If the 28-year-old Pontius does wind up leaving D.C. United, he would say goodbye to his only MLS club. Selected by D.C. with the No. 7 overall selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, the seven-year veteran has compiled 31 goals and 17 assists.

Injuries have slowed him down in recent years, however – Pontius tallied just three goals and one assist in 23 matches this season.