Philadelphia Union's newest midfielder Jesus Bueno has arrived in the City of Brotherly Love and was spotted training with his new teammates at the Power Training Complex in Chester.
Bueno was announced by the Union on July 29th that the club had signed the midfielder from Deportivo Lara to a two-and-a- half-year contract with a club option for a third and fourth year in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee.
“Jesús is a young versatile player we have followed because of his strong potential,” said Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner. “As the captain of his former club he brings natural leadership abilities and the mentality we value, and his ability to play multiple positions will allow us to find a good fit for him in our system. We look forward to welcoming him to the team and watching him develop.”
Bueno, 22, had been playing for Deportivo Lara in the first-tier Venezuelan division, Primera Division, since 2017. He has made 75 total appearances for the Venezuelan side, scoring nine goals and logging three assists in that time. Bueno has twice played in the Primera Division Championship Finals (2016, 2020), and in his most recent appearance he scored in the third minute of extra time for a 1-0 win that secured his team third place overall.