Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Former Union Academy defender Danny Barbir joins Manchester City

Born in Atlanta before moving to Allentown, PA, recent USMNT U-17 call-up Danny Barbir has managed to make a name for himself. The 6-3, 15-year-old defender is a former member of the Players Development Academy and Philadelphia Union Academy, but has drawn interest from some big name clubs over the last few months. Linked with European clubs like England’s Fulham, Norwich City, and Chelsea, Malaga of Spain, and Sporting CP of Portugal, it appears Barbir recently signed on with English new money giants Manchester City. While there has been no official announcement from Manchester City, the deal appears to have been made in August and Babir tweeted he was on his way to England and a picture of his new school. His Twitter profile also confirms that he is with the English side:

Barbir Twitter Profile

With links to such big-name clubs, it appears that Philadelphia didn’t really stand a chance to sign the standout as a Home Grown Player.

Babir is now with the US team in Spain for the AGS Cup.

In other news:

  • Lancaster, PA native Andrew Wenger got on the board in Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League win over CD Heredia, scoring Montreal’s second goal of the night in the 53rd minute. Despite the win, Montreal did not manage to make up the goal differential they had against group members Heredia and San Jose and were eliminated from the competition.
  • Mechanicsburg, PA native Bobby Warshaw performed some late game heroics Friday night on loan with Swedish side Ängelholms FF. Down 1-0 heading into stoppage time, Warshaw managed a 95th minute goal that gave his team the 1-1 draw with opponents Örebro SK.
  • Finally, Allentown, NJ native Billy Schuler appears to be regaining his position with Swedish team Hammarby IF. Thought to be on the outs with the club, Schuler made the game day 18 for the club for the first time in nearly two months on Friday and even managed to earn his way onto the field for 10 minutes in Monday’s 2-1 loss to Jönköpings Södra IF.

Major League Soccer

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia Union — No game this week. Season: 2 games, 1 clean sheet. U.S. Open Cup: 0 games.

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  Did not play. Season: 10 games, 7 starts, 2 clean sheets. U.S. Open Cup: 1 game, 1 start.

Bobby Convey, M, Toronto FC — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Kansas City. Season: 21 games, 19 starts, 1 goal, 4 assists.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — Played 11 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chicago. Season: 11 games, 3 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist. U.S. Open Cup: 0 games.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — Did not play. Season: 7 games, 5 starts, 1 assist, 1 clean sheet. U.S. Open Cup: 1 game, 1 start.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Philadelphia Union — No game this week. Season: 19 games, 14 starts, 4 goals, 4 assists. U.S. Open Cup: 1 game, 1 start.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — No game this week. Season: 26 games, 1 start, 3 goals, 1 assist. U.S. Open Cup: 1 game.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Columbus.  Season: 28 games, 27 starts, 1 goal, 4 assists. U.S. Open Cup: 3 games, 1 start.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Philadelphia Union — No game this week. Season: 23 games, 7 starts, 5 goals. U.S. Open Cup: 1 game, 1 start.

Jeff Parke, D, Philadelphia Union — No game this week. Season: 26 games, 26 starts, 7 clean sheets. U.S. Open Cup: 2 games, 2 starts.

Ryan Richter, D, Toronto FC  Did not play. Season: 14 games, 13 starts, 1 clean sheet. Canadian Championship: 2 games, 2 starts.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose Earthquakes — Did not play. Season: 5 games. U.S. Open Cup: 0 games.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Played 27 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Vanocuver. Season: 16 games, 7 starts, 1 goal, 3 assists. Canadian Championship: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal.

CONCACAF Champions League

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  Started and played 90 minutes in last Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Isidro Metapan. Started and played 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 3-0 win at Cartagines. Tournament: 2 games, 2 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — Started and played 90 minutes in last Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Montreal. Tournament: 3 games, 3 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose Earthquakes — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Started and played 90 minutes in last Tuesday’s 3-0 loss at San Jose. Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over CD Heredia, scoring a goal in the 53rd minute. Tournament: 3 games, 2 starts, 1 goal.

NASL

Hunter Gorskie, D, New York Cosmos – Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Fort Lauderadale. Season: 7 games, 7 starts, 3 clean sheets.

Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 12 games, 12 starts, 21 goals against. U.S. Open Cup: 0 games.

Corey Hertzog, F, FC Edmonton — On loan from Vancouver, started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Minnesota. Season (Edmonton): 7 games, 7 starts, 2 goals. Season (Vancouver): 7 games, 6 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist. Canadian Championship (Vancouver): 2 games, 1 goal.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Carolina. Season: 7 games, 6 starts, 8 goals against. U.S. Open Cup: 0 games.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — No game this week. Season: 0 games.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Jon Okafor, M, MYPA — Started and played 62 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to FC Lahti. Season: 27 games, 15 starts, 2 goals, 1 assist.

Finnish Kakkonen (Second Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, Ekenäs IF — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Pallohonka. Season: 22 games, 22 starts, 11 clean sheets.

German Bundesliga Süd/Südwest (U19)

Russell Canouse, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 35 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win over TSV 1860 Munich. Season: 4 games, 4 starts.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Hoffenheim — Did not play. Season: 1 game.

Norwegian First Division

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Strømmen. Season: 21 games, 21 starts, 11 clean sheets. Cup: 3 games, 3 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Swedish Superettan

Billy Schuler, M, Hammarby IF — In the 18, but did not play on Friday. Played 10 minutes in Monday’s 2-1 loss to Jönköpings Södra IF. Season: 11 games, 7 starts, 1 goal.

Bobby Warshaw, M, Ängelholms FF — On loan from FC Dallas, started and played 90 minutes in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Örebro SK, scoring a goal in the 90th minute. Started and played 90 minutes in Monday’s 0-0 draw with Östersunds FK. Season (Ängelholms FF): 4 games, 4 starts, 2 goals. Cup (Ängelholms FF): 1 game. Season (Dallas): 8 games, 1 start.

Swedish Division 1 North

Anthony Allison, F, Umeå FC — Played 4 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Dalkurd FF.  Season: 17 games, 12 starts, 2 goals, 1 assist.

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