Philadelphia Union re-sign defender Aurelien Collin

Sep 25, 2019; San Jose, CA, USA; Philadelphia Union defender Aurelien Collin (78) gestures during the first half against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Union re-signed veteran defender Aurelien Collin to a one-year contract on Friday.

The 35-year-old Frenchman is a three-time MLS All-Star and a former MLS Cup champion and has been in the league since 2011.

“We are pleased to have come to an agreement with Aurelien and welcome him back to our roster for the 2021 season,” Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a news release. “His veteran presence has been invaluable for the club and we appreciate the guidance and knowledge he brings to our young team.”

Collin, who originally signed with the Union in 2019, has tallied 13 goals and five assists in 182 games (170 starts) with Sporting Kansas City (2011-14), Orlando City (2015-16), New York Red Bulls (2016-18) and Philadelphia.

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–Field Level Media