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Philadelphia signs homegrown midfielder Jeremy Rafanello

Aug 13, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; General view of fans during the first half of the MLS match between the Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Union signed midfielder Jeremy Rafanello to a homegrown player contract on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old academy product agreed to a one-and-a-half-year deal with club options for two more years.

“We are very excited to bring Jeremy home to the Union. He was a standout in our academy and after developing his game both locally and abroad, we are confident he can contribute to multiple roles in our system,” Philadelphia Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a news release. “He clearly has the mentality we look for in young players and is yet another example of the strong talent we continue to foster in our academy.”

The New Jersey native and former Penn State player scored 11 goals in 56 appearances in the USL Championship with Indy Eleven (2020) and New York Red Bulls II (2021-22).

–Field Level Media