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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Union, Vincent Nogueira part ways

Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference Thursday afternoon was slated to include a significant team announcement. Instead, a perturbed looking Curtin had nothing to provide.
Later in the day, the complication in the matter became clear.

The Union have terminated the contract of midfielder Vincent Nogueira by mutual consent, Union sporting director Earnie Stewart confirmed.

The cause for the parting of ways was disclosed as personal health issues, which Stewart didn’t disclose. Nogueira will return to his native 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,” Earnie Stewart said in a club statement. “At this time, it was our desire to enable him to be with his family at home in France.”

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

The 28-year-old midfielder played 64 games with the Union, scoring nine goals and three assists. He played 73 minutes Wednesday night in the Union’s U.S. Open Cup win over Harrisburg City Islanders. His health issues are believed to be non-soccer related.

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