Columbian Club reveals they sent midfielder on loan to Union
The Philadelphia Union II’s roster for this upcoming season has not been finalized, but it appears they have acquired a new midfielder. Colombian club Envigado FC broke the news that they have sent young midfielder Carlos Paternina on loan to the Philadelphia Union.
The loan is for an entire season with an option to purchase. It wasn’t specified which club Paternina would be playing for, but one can assume he will be playing for the Union II’s. The MLS Next Pro rule states that clubs cannot sign more than seven international players. The boys in blue have already been linked to other international players in recent weeks.
Union Head to Clearwater
On Monday, the Union head down to Clearwater to continue their preseason training and play in friendly matches. We will get our first look at record-signing striker Mikael Uhre, and young homegrown players like Paxten Aaronson, who are set to make a huge impact this season. Three young prospects are currently with the U-20 USMNT for training camp action.
The club might not be done with their final roster, as All-Star left-back Kai Wagner has repeatedly revealed his desire to go overseas and play in Europe. A deal does not look to be close, and their transfer markets are closing early this week for some teams.
The Union look to have another historic season that hopefully ends with some hardware. The season starts on February 26th at home with a matchup against Minnesota United.
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