2021 (Philadelphia): Gazdag has made 18 appearances (12 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 (July 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 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 scored 13 goals and notched six assists across 30 appearances (30 starts) during his last season in the Hungarian First Tier Nemzeti Bajnoksag league...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)...Made his second appearance of the 2021 MLS regular season during the Union's 3-3 draw at Chicago (June 26). Gazgdag earned his first start, playing 56 minutes in a loss at Nashville (July 3)...Started at ST during the Union's 1-1 away draw at NYRB (July 8)... Was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 17) after his strong performance vs. Toronto FC (Aug 4).
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 multiple 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.
ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union acquire midfielder Daniel Gazdag on May 11, 2021.