Toni Stahl, a midfielder from Tuusula, Finland, comes to Philadelphia Union from UCONN as the #17 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft, the first pick of the second round. Stahl began his playing career in the HJK helping the U17 squad to 2001 and 2002 National Championships. He joined UCONN in 2006 and earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors that same year. He was named to the All-BIG EAST first-team in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and added BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and second-team All-American honors to his resume in 2009.
2009: Named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, as well as a member of the ALL-BIG EAST first team... second-team All-American.
2008: Played and started in 20 of UConn's 22 games... Earned First Team All-BIG EAST honors... Recorded a career-high three points at Pittsburgh (10/28)... Scored the game-tying goal at Pittsburgh (10/28) to knot the final score at 2-2.
2007: Played and started in 22 games in the midfield, averaging 83 minutes per game ... Earned First Team All-BIG EAST and All-Northeast honors, as well as a spot on the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team ... Tallied four assists, including one against both Vermont (11/28) and USF (12/2) in the NCAA Tournament.
2006: Named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, as well as a member of the Third Team All-BIG EAST and All-Northeast ... Also recognized by College Soccer News as part of the All-Freshman Team ... The only UConn freshman to play and start in all 19 games in 2006 ... Scored one goal on the year in the Huskies' win over Seton Hall (10/7) ... Tallied 1,622 minutes of action, with an average of 85 per game.
International: Played for Finnish power HJK, helping lead the U17 squad to the 2001 and 2002 National Championships before becoming a member of the U18 team in 2002 ... Trained with FC Espoo during the 2004 and 2005 training sessions ... Played and started in every match with the Men's 2 Division during the 2004 season, tallying six goals and 11 assists.