Union Sign Midfielder Leon Flach from F.C. St. Pauli
The Philadelphia Union have announced that they have signed midfielder Leon Flach from F.C. St. Pauli to a two-year contract. This deal has an option for a third and fourth year in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee. Flach will be added to the Union active roster immediately.
Flach has dual citizenship with the U.S and Germany, as he was born in Humble, Texas. He comes from the second-tier German Bundesliga club F.C. St. Pauli. Flach made his professional debut for the club in September 2020. He scored his first professional goal for the club on January 3, 2021, vs. Greuther Furth. If you haven’t seen this goal, check this out.
“We’re excited to welcome Leon to the Philadelphia Union. He is a promising young prospect who brings versatility to the field with his ability to play multiple positions in the midfield as well as left-back. Adding a naturally left-footed player to our roster will allow for options and creativity in the midfield and we look forward to watching him develop in our system.”
Ernst Tanner, Philadelphia Union Sporting Director.
Flach has made two appearances for the German U18 Youth National Team and is currently on the USMNT U20 international. The first call up to represent the U.S. was for a U20 camp in January 2020 in a 2-0 victory in a friendly vs. Mexico. As the Union get closer to the start of the season, it will be interesting to see what Flach’s role will be for his first few games with the club.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union