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Union D Jakob Glesnes signs contract extension

Field Level Media
09 Dec 2021, 01:55 GMT+10

Philadelphia Union defender Jakob Glesnes signed a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team.

"In his first season with the Union, Jakob proved he was capable of becoming a top player in Major League Soccer and in his second season he has delivered on his promise and is now one of the best defenders in the league," said Ernst Tanner, the Union's sporting director. "His front-foot defense and ability to progress the ball out of defense have been crucial to the team's success over the past two seasons, as the backline allowed the fewest goals in the league in 2020 and remained a top unit in 2021. His development on the pitch and natural leadership abilities have solidified the importance of keeping him in Philadelphia."

Glesnes, 27, recorded three goals and two assists while playing in every minute of each match for the Union this season.

He scored the game-winning goal in Philadelphia's 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

Glesnes has collected four goals and two assists in 53 career matches (51 starts) with the Union.

--Field Level Media

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