2022 (Philadelphia): In 2022, Gazdag has made 13 appearances (13 starts) at midfield in league play... Scored his first goal of the season against CF Montreal (3/5)...Scored his second goal of the season against San Jose Earthquakes (3/12)...Scored his third goal of the season against New York City FC (3/19)...Scored his fourth goal of the season against Charlotte FC (4/2)...Registered his first assist of the season against Toronto FC (4/16)...Recorded his second assist against Nashville SC (5/1)...Scored his fifth goal of the season and registered his third assist against LAFC (5/7), earning him a spot on the Team of the Week (Week 10)... Scored his sixth goal of the season against RBNY (5/14)...Scored his seventh goal of the season against Portland (5/22).
2021 (Philadelphia): Gazdag has made 23 appearances (17 starts) for the Union in the 2021 MLS Regular Season...Registered his first MLS assist with the Union in a 2-1 win against D.C. United (Jul. 17)...Joined Philadelphia Union from Budapest Honvéd FC to a two-year contract with a club option for a third and fourth year in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee...Gazdag made his 2021 MLS debut when he came on as a sub in the 67' during the Union's road win over D.C. United (May 23)...Gazdag earned his first start, playing 56 minutes in a loss at Nashville (Jul. 3)...Was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 17) after his strong performance vs. Toronto FC (Aug 4)...Scored a brace against Minnesota United FC (Oct. 20)... Scored his fourth goal of the MLS Season against FC Cincinnati (Oct. 31), contributing his fifth assist as well...Was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 34)...Made his first postseason start against NYRB (Nov. 20)...Scored the game-tying goal in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Nashville SC (Nov. 28)...Made his third postseason start against New York City FC in the Eastern Conference Finals of the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs (Dec.5).
BEFORE PHILADELPHIA UNION
Gazdag comes to Philadelphia from the Hungarian First Tier Nemzeti Bajnoksag league, where he played for Budapest Honvéd FC, the same club famed striker Ferenc Puskas came through and whom the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year is named after. Gazdag has scored 13 goals and notched six assists across 30 appearances (30 starts).
The 25-year-old came up through the Honvéd youth system, playing for their youth team starting in 2010 and advancing through their system playing for the U17 and U19 teams, before turning pro with the senior team in 2015.
Internationally, Gazdag has earned 13 caps for the Hungarian Men’s National Team. Before being called up to the senior team, Gazdag made a combined 17 appearances for the Hungary U17, U18, U20 and U21 national team squads. He made his debut for the men’s national team in a friendly vs. Montenegro on September 5, 2019. Since then, he has earned a total of six caps, and recently netted his first international goal in a 4-1 victory over Andorra la Vella in a World Cup Qualifier on March 31, 2021.
In 2021, Gazdag earned his first call-up of the season ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in March, where he appeared in all three matches, scoring his first goal in a 4-1 victory over Andorra (March 31). In his second, third, and fourth call-ups for the World Cup qualifiers, Gazdag appeared in five out of seven matches, scoring once against San Marino (Nov. 12), and the game winning goal against Poland (Nov. 15).
ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union acquire midfielder Daniel Gazdag on May 11, 2021.