MLS: Union secures the services of a reliable advocate

The Philadelphia Union announced they had offered a multi-season contract extension to defenseman Olivier Mbaizo on Tuesday.

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The Major League Soccer (MLS) team did not disclose the number of years and financial terms of this new agreement.

Mbaizo has been a member of the Union since 2018. After mainly playing for the Pennsylvania team’s school club, the Cameroonian has made his place in the starting XI of the MLS roster in 2020.

« When we hired Olivier, we knew he had the tools to become one of the best defenders in this league and he established himself as such, » said Union general manager Ernst Tanner in a statement. press release from his organization. Our system requires full backs to contribute in attack, defense and transition. Olivier’s speed and competitiveness make him a perfect candidate for such a role. His continued growth and dedication make him deserving of this contract extension. ”

In 37 MLS games, Mbaizo has provided five assists. He is still looking for his first goal in the Garber circuit.

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