Philadelphia Union Acquire Goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel
Brazilian goalkeeper joins Philadelphia from Red Bull Salzburg
CHESTER, Pa. (January 24, 2019) – Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has acquired Brazilian goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg. A one-year loan including a Union option to buy, Coronel will be added to the Union’s active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa and will occupy an international roster slot.
“Carlos is a young goalkeeper who I am of course familiar with from my time at Red Bull Salzburg,” said Ernst Tanner, Union Sporting Director. “He possesses impressive athleticism for his size and we believe he has terrific potential. This is an appropriate step for him at this point in his career and we are looking forward to helping him integrate with our First Team as well as improve alongside Andre Blake, Matt Freese, and the other young goalkeepers from our Academy.”
PLAYER BIO: Carlos Miguel Coronel
Coronel first went to Austria under Tanner in 2015, when he signed for FC Liefering, a second-division club affiliated with RB Salzburg. Over three campaigns with Liefering, he made 67 appearances, keeping 20 clean sheets, including nine in 2016-17 and 10 in 2017-18. He served as the club’s captain throughout those two seasons. He has also been promoted to the first team, making his Austrian Bundesliga debut in Salzburg’s final match of 2018, which capped off a title-winning season.
Internationally, Coronel has made appearances for the Brazilian Under-15 and Under-17 national teams.
TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union acquire goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel on a one-year loan with an option to buy on January 24, 2019. He will be added to the active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa.
Name: Carlos Miguel Coronel
Born: December 29, 1996 in Corumba, Brazil
Hometown: Corumba, Brazil
Acquired: Philadelphia Union acquire goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel on a one-year loan with an option to buy on January 24, 2019
Previous Experience: FC Liefering (2015-2019), Red Bull Salzburg (2017-2019)