Philadelphia Union have confirmed the signing of Kenya midfielder Richard Odada from Serbian powerhouse side Red Star Belgrade.

The 21-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract to join the Major Soccer League (MLS) outfit and the deal contains an option for a third and fourth extension.


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The club said:

Philadelphia Union announced today that they have signed defensive midfielder Richard Odada from Red Star Belgrade to a two and a half-year contract with a club option for a third and fourth year in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee.

The Kenyan international player will be added to the Union’s active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa and will occupy an international roster slot.

Philadelphia Union Sporting Director, Ernst Tanner added:

Richard is a holding midfielder with positional versatility and a great potential to be a valuable contributor as we continue to develop our roster.

He can play multiple midfield roles as well as center back, and he has the height, speed and physicality we were searching for. We look forward to integrating him this year and encouraging his development for the future.

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