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Two New Signings Headline a Busy Newsweek for Union

Several headlines surrounded the Philadelphia Union this past weekend following their 4-1 loss at home to the Montréal Impact. Among these headlines were two new signings.

New Signings

This weekend, the Union put pen to paper as they signed two players to first team contracts. One face might be a little more familiar to Union fans, however.

Brenden Aaronson

The 17-year-old academy product from Medford, New Jersey signed his first professional contract on Monday.

Aaronson has been with the club since joining the Union Juniors as a ten-year-old at the club’s conception in 2010.

Over the past two seasons the attacking midfielder has amassed 18 appearances for Union affiliate club Bethlehem Steel, scoring once and notching two assists as an amateur.

The First Team contract is set to officially take affect in 2019 when he will join the Union roster as the sixth Homegrown Player, following the footsteps of Anthony Fontana, Derrick Jones, Mark McKenzie, Matt Real and Auston Trusty–the other current Union Homegrowns.

Kacper Przybylko

Just prior to the September 14th MLS Roster Freeze, Philadelphia Union signed German-born striker Kacper Przybyłko for the remember of the season with a team option for 2019.

Formerly of German club 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Przybyłko spent three seasons in the industrial west of Germany, making 47 appearances and scoring nine goals.

“He is a physical forward with a nose for goal,” says Union Technical Director Chris Albright. We believe he bolsters our depth and we are looking forward to working his fitness up as we enter the stretch run of our season.”

Former Union defender hangs up his boots

Former Union and U.S. Men’s National Team centerback Oguchi Onyewu called it a career over the weekend.

The 36 year old made 22 appearances for the boys in blue following stints with Italian powerhouse A.C. Milan and Newcastle of the English Premier League.

Union travel to the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday to take on the red-hot Seattle Sounders.






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