Philadelphia Union transfer Michael Lahoud to Miami FC after Cosmos recall

Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Lahoud (13) warms up

The Philadelphia Union announced the transfer of Michael Lahoud to Miami FC of the North American Soccer League on Tuesday, one day after recalling the midfielder from his loan stint with the New York Cosmos. 

“Mike always served the club in a professional manner during his time here,” Union sporting director Earnie Stewart said in a statement. “We thank him for his service and want to wish him the best of luck in Miami and in his future endeavors.”

Lahoud's move to Miami, originally reported by Big Apple Soccer, cut short his loan to the Cosmos, a transaction that took place in January alongside Philadelphia's signing of Walter Restrepo. An expansion side in their first season of existence, Miami FC currently sit in last place in the 11-team NASL with an 0-4-3 record. 

The 29-year-old had been an every-game starter for the Cosmos during the NASL's Spring Season, playing all 630 minutes of the seven games the club had prior to last weekend's 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Lahoud had served with the Union since 2012, and played for Chivas USA prior to that.