TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signings
The Philadelphia Union announced new contracts for three players from the club’s 2018 roster on Monday, re-signing left back Fabinho, central midfielder Warren Creavalle and forward Kacper Przybylko for 2019.
Creavalle was out of contract, while Fabinho and Przybylko previously had 2019 contract options declined.
“We are pleased to have reached agreements for all three players to return to our club,” said Union sporting director Ernst Tanner in a club release. “Fabinho is such an important leader for our club, a valued player and person who truly is the heartbeat of our locker room. Warren’s ball-winning skills fit well under our tactical philosophy, and we are encouraged with Kacper’s progress in regaining full fitness. All three are important depth pieces for us and we look forward to welcoming them back.”
Now set for his seventh season in Philly, Fabinho, 33, ranks fifth all-time in games started for the Union (110) and sixth all-time in games played (121). The Brazilian has scored two goals and 15 assists during that time. Creavalle, 28, returns to the Union for his fifth season with the club. He has played 62 regular-season matches for Philadelphia (34 starts), notching four assists.
Przybylko joined Philadelphia on Sept. 14, a late-season signing from German side 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He did not appear in match action this year as he regained fitness after a foot injury he carried on arrival.