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Nogueira leaves Union for 'personal health issues'

Nogueira leaves Union for 'personal health issues'


One of the Philadelphia Union’s best playmakers has left the team due to personal health issues.

The team announced Thursday in a statement that the Major League Soccer team and midfielder Vincent Nogueira agreed to mutually terminate his contract.

The statement said that Nogueira will return to France.

“We want to thank Vincent for his contributions to the club over the last two years and we wish him the best, both personally and professionally,” Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart said in the statement. “At this time, it was our desire to enable him to be with his family at home in France.”

The move is somewhat of a surprise as Nogueira played 73 minutes Wednesday in the team’s 3-2 win over City Islanders FC in the U.S. Open Cup.

Nogueira, 28, appeared in 64 games and started 58 since joining the Union on Jan. 30, 2014. He scored nine goals and added three assists. A native of Bescanon, France, Nogueira joined from FC Sochaux.

“I want to thank Philadelphia Union for their understanding of my situation and wish my teammates well going forward,” Nogueira said.

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