PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Union is continuing with a busy off season as they announce they have agreed to terms with a pair of players who hail from Colombia.

The Union is hoping that 39-year-old goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón and defender Carlos Valdés can help shore up a defense that struggled last season.

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Mondragón began his professional career in 1990, and since then he has played around the globe, also getting extensive work on the Colombian National Team.

Valdés has been a professional since 2003 and has an extensive résumé in his home country.

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Financial terms of the deals were not released.

Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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