Philadelphia Union Sign Attacker Markus Anderson


Philadelphia Union announced today that they have signed attacker Markus Anderson from CF Rayo Majadahonda to a three-year contract that will run through 2026 with a club option through 2028.

“Markus, who holds US citizenship, is a very physical and quick striker,” said Philadelphia Union Sporting Director, Ernst Tanner. “After initially playing in the fifth division in Spain, he was able to quickly progress to the third division where he has been performing well at a very young age. He is another great example of how adept our scouting department is at identifying talent and we look forward to integrating him as quickly as possible with the team.”

Anderson comes to Philadelphia from the Primera Federación, Spain’s third-tier league, where he played for CF Rayo Majadahonda. In 2023, Anderson made 18 appearances (14 starts) and scored three goals, marking his debut on April 9, 2023, against Algeciras CF. Before making his mark in Spain, Anderson started his youth career at Manhattan Kickers FC. Prior to joining CF Rayo Majadahonda, Anderson played for their U19 team before joining Club Deportivo Básico Paracuellos Antamira in the Tercera Federación, Spain’s fifth division, where he scored 10 goals and registered four assists in 29 appearances (20 starts).

TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union sign attacker Markus Anderson to a three-year contract through 2026, with club options through 2028, on January 29, 2024.

Name: Markus Anderson
Position: Attacker
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 lbs
Born: December 11, 2003
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Philadelphia Union sign attacker Markus Anderson on January 29, 2024.
Previous Experience: CF Rayo Majadahonda U19 team (2021-2022), Club Deportivo Básico Paracuellos Antamira (2022-2023), CF Rayo Majadahonda (2023-2024)

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