The Philadelphia Union has officially announced the signing of 25-year-old Hungarian midfielder Daniel Gazdag, who signed a 2-year deal with club options for a third and fourth year.
Daniel joins the Union from Hungarian side, Honvéd. He has spent his whole career at the Hungarian side, helping them win the Hungarian Championship in the 16/17 season and helping the club win the Hungarian Cup in 19/20.
The Philadelphia Union’s 2021 MLS season has officially kicked off as they go into Columbus Sunday evening and pick up a 0-0 result, their first points in Columbus since September 29, 2018, in which that game also ended 0-0.
The Union went with the approach. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” when selecting their lineup, as they put out the same 11 that faced Saprissa in the first two games.
Well, it's that time of year again, the start of another MLS season! The Philadelphia Union are heading into their 12th season, with last season being their most successful, as they lifted the Supporters Shield, the first trophy in club history. With Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie's sales, the Union has two huge holes to fill in their roster. The club has gone out and signed Stuart Findlay, a 25-year-old left-footed centerback from Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, and have recently acquired Leon Flach, a 20-year-old central midfielder from 2. Bundesliga side, FC St. Pauli. Does either one of these signings bring excitement to Philadelphia Union fans? What about one of the five new homegrown signings in, Nathan Harriel (19), Brandan Craig (17), Jack McGlynn (17), Quinn Sullivan (17), and Paxten Aaronson (17)? Will this current roster be enough to make a deep run in the CCL (CONCACAF Champions League), the league, and eventually the playoffs? Only time will tell, but regardless of the Union making a splash with a "flashy" signing, they have been able to make the playoffs the last three seasons and keep a majority of this roster intact.
With MLS set to play a whole 34-game schedule, compared to the 23-games they played last year, let's look at last year's numbers compared to what I predict will happen in 2021.
With more leagues returning to action around the world, Cory Burke returned to work with SKN St. Pölten on Tuesday, June 2nd, scoring a hat trick while adding an assist. The game would mark Cory's third start in four games for SKN St. Pölten as they took on host WSG Swarovski Wattens in Innsbruck.
The Washington Post and The Athletic have reported the MLS proposal for a summer tournament in Orlando occurring in place of the MLS season, which has been on hiatus since the coronavirus pandemic escalated on March 12. All players and coaches of the 26 MLS teams have been invited to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando for training beginning June 1, with matches starting as early as June 22, should the MLS Players Association approve the proposal.