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Philadelphia Union sign young Brazilian goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel

Carlos Miguel Coronel - Philadelphia Union - with Jim Curtin and Ernst Tanner at signing


The Philadelphia Union announced the signing of goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel on Thursday, acquiring the 22-year-old Brazilian from Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg on a one-year loan with an option to buy.

Coronel will be added to the Union’s active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa, and will occupy an international roster slot.

“Carlos is a young goalkeeper who I am of course familiar with from my time at Red Bull Salzburg,” said Union sporting director Ernst Tanner in a club release. “He possesses impressive athleticism for his size and we believe he has terrific potential. This is an appropriate step for him at this point in his career and we are looking forward to helping him integrate with our first team as well as improve alongside Andre Blake, Matt Freese and the other young goalkeepers from our academy.”

Coronel worked under Tanner in the Red Bull system, starting in 2015 when he signed for FC Liefering, RB Salzburg’s second-division affiliate. Over three campaigns with Liefering, he made 67 appearances, including 20 clean sheets, and captained the squad.

A Brazilian youth international at the Under-15 and U-17 levels, Coronel was promoted to the first team last year, making his Austrian Bundesliga debut in Salzburg’s final match of the year.