Philadelphia Union announce signing of Dutch midfielder Roland Alberg

The Philadelphia Union have brought in more help for their attack, announcing Thursday the signing of 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Roland Alberg from ADO Den Haag, using Targeted Allocation Money, on a two-year deal. 

Upon receipt of a P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate (ITC), Alberg will officially be added to the roster and occupy an international spot.

“Roland has the versatility and ability to play multiple positions at a high level of class,” said Union sporting director Earnie Stewart. “He’s a player we immediately identified as a perfect fit for our club as he’ll add additional quality to our midfield.”

Alberg joins fellow recent acquisitions in midfielder Chris Pontius (trade with D.C. United) and winger Walter Restrepo (transfer from the NASL New York Cosmos).

Alberg previously played at ADO Den Haag of the Dutch Eredivisie, the top division in the Netherlands, where he has played since the 2013-14 season. Appearing in 71 games, Alberg made 60 starts, tallying 16 goals and 13 assists. Last season was arguably the best: he scored eight goals and added nine assists. He had seven goals and three assists in his debut season with the club (2013-14). 

So far during 2015-16, Alberg has played in 13 games and added a goal and an assist. Prior to Den Haag, Alberg joined the professional ranks by signing with SBV Excelsior where he played from 2011-13. He started his career playing in the AZ Alkmaar academy.