Philadelphia Union Sign Defender Isaiah LeFlore


Philadelphia Union announced today that they have signed defender Isaiah LeFlore to a one-year contract. His contract is guaranteed through 2024, with club options for 2025, 2026, and 2027.

The 21-year-old left back comes to the Union after a standout season in MLS NEXT Pro, leading all defenders in assists.

“Through his recent play in USL and MLS NEXT Pro, Isaiah is a promising young prospect with potential to fit well in our system,” said Philadelphia Union Sporting Director, Ernst Tanner. “He’s an offensive minded left back who is ready to test himself at the next level, and we look forward to contributing to his development.”

LeFlore, 21, comes to Philadelphia from Houston Dynamo 2, Houston Dynamo FC’s MLS NEXT Pro affiliate, where he made 36 appearances (27 starts), scoring six goals and adding six assists in two seasons. In his 2023 campaign with Houston, LeFlore registered the most assists among all defenders in the league, as well as leading the team in multiple categories including: assists (6), tackles (33), interceptions (52), duels (272), duel percentage amongst players with at least 100 duels (57.7%) and highest dribble percentage amongst players with at least 20 successful dribbles made (65%). In the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro playoffs, he netted a goal in the Round of 16 against Tacoma Defiance.

Prior to signing with Houston in 2022, LeFlore played for S.C. Braga’s reserve team, S.C. Braga B, in Portugal’s Liga 3. Additionally, he featured for Sporting Kansas City II from 2020 to 2022, making 26 appearances over two seasons, and Portuguese side AD Oeiras from 2016-2019. LeFlore started his youth career at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Internationally, LeFlore has represented the United States at the U15 level.

TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union sign defender Isaiah LeFlore to a one-year contract, with club options for 2025, 2026, and 2027, on December 12, 2023.

Name: Isaiah LeFlore
Position: Defender
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 159 lbs
Born: December 11, 2002
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Philadelphia Union sign defender Isaiah LeFlore on December 12, 2023.
Previous Experience: Shattuck-Saint Mary's (2015-2016), AD Oeiras (2016-2019), Sporting Kansas City II (2020-2022), S.C. Braga B (2022), Houston Dynamo 2 (2022-2023)

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