It appears the rumor regarding Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon joining the Union is true.
The Daily News has learned from a source close to the situation that Mondragon has agreed to a contract with the Union that awaits approval from Major League Soccer. It was first reported in German magazine Kicker that the Union had struck a deal with the 39-year-old. Mondragon currently plays for FC Koln (Cologne) in the German Bundesliga and would arrive via a free transfer.
Union officials would not comment. Manager Peter Nowak, who handles all player personnel issues, said in a text message that he was unable to comment on "players or personnel currently under contract." The Kicker report claims that Mondragon's contract has an agreement with former Koln general manager Michael Meier that would allow him to leave the club with no strings attached upon the Bundesliga's winter break, which begins on Dec. 20.