January 25, 2023 (CHESTER, Pa.) – Philadelphia Union announced today that they have acquired defender Damion Lowe from Inter Miami CF in exchange for $225,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money and a 2024 natural first round draft pick. As part of the agreement, Inter Miami CF will also receive Homegrown Priority over Shanyder Borgelin, with Philadelphia retaining a percentage of any future transfer over Borgelin.
“Damion is an experienced defender who fits into our current needs,” said Philadelphia Union Sporting Director, Ernst Tanner. “He’s an athletic, quick player and we expect him to be an important piece of our defensive unit as we begin a season that will require lineup and formation changes due to the unprecedented number of matches.”
Lowe comes to Philadelphia from Inter Miami CF, where he made 28 appearances (28 starts), scoring one goal and collecting one assist. Prior to signing with Miami in 2022, Lowe played for Al Ittihad in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system, where he scored two goals in 30 matches from 2020-2022. He has played for multiple notable clubs thus far in his career, including local Pennsylvania club, Reading United, as well as Seattle Sounders FC, and Minnesota United.
Internationally, Lowe has earned 50 caps for the Jamaican Men’s National Team, scoring two goals, and adding an assist. The 29-year-old made his debut on October 16, 2016, in a 4-2 win against Guyana in the Caribbean Cup Qualification.
TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union acquire defender Damion Lowe and a percentage of a future transfer over Shanyder Borgelin in exchange for $225,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money, Homegrown Priority over Borgelin, and a 2024 natural first round draft pick on January 25, 2023.
Name: Damion Lowe
Weight: 174 lb.
Born: May 5, 1993
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica