Philadelphia Union announce modifications to teaching workers for 2021 MLS season

The Philadelphia Union have introduced some additions to their teaching workers, along with selling different workers members after a profitable 2020 season that noticed them carry the Supporters’ Protect.

Headlining the new arrivals is Frank Leicht, who joins the team as an assistant coach. He was most not too long ago the head of academy teaching at Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Kairat, however was beforehand a youth coach in his native Germany. He has labored with youth teams at Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig, and was an assistant coach within the Bundesliga at FC Koln from 2005 to 2006.

Moreover, Garrison Draper was promoted from director of performance to vice president of player well being and performance, and Yaseen Khan was named the assistant athletic coach and energy and conditioning coach. Khan was with the Union’s USL affiliate in 2016, and labored with San Antonio FC and the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks earlier than returning to Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Union II, the membership’s USL team, additionally bought a training replace as Marlon LeBlanc was named the team’s head coach. LeBlanc was the Union’s U-17 coach till he was named Union II’s interim head coach last season, the place he coached plenty of the MLS team’s homegrown players. He beforehand coached at West Virginia College, the place he labored with the Union’s Raymon Gaddis and Jack Elliott.

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