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Bernardo, White linked to Union

U.S. U-20 international Vincenzo Bernardo is the latest name linked to Philadelphia Union since the expansion draft. 

Soccer 365 reports the free agent attacking midfielder could be headed to Major League Soccer in January, with Philadelphia and New York as speculative landing spots. Bernardo said in August that he wasn’t interested in MLS for the season’s end, but now he may be.  

Bernardo played for the Red Bulls’ youth teams from 2004-2006 before a stay with Napoli in Serie A that ended this year without any appearances for the senior team. He grew up in Morristown, N.J., and that proximity appears to be part of what has fueled the Philly and New York speculation. 

Other players linked to the Union recently include Roger Torres, a teenaged midfielder for America de Cali in Columbia, and winger Jeremiah White, who plays for AGF Aarhus in Denmark, where he is a teammate of U.S. international Benny Feilhaber. 

White has Philly ties, having played his high school soccer in Haverford.  He has had a sometimes rocky time overseas since passing on MLS out of college, playing for teams in Greece, France and now Denmark. He struggled to find regular time in Ligue 2 despite leading his team in goals scored for a time. With Aarhus, he has been in and out of the starting lineup but has seen regular playing time with the team. He often seems like someone who just needs to land in the right situation, and it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t contribute if picked up by the Union. 

Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

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