Philadelphia Union Loan Defender Brandan Craig to Austin FC
CHESTER, Pa. (July 5, 2023) – Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has loaned Homegrown Brandan Craig to Austin FC for the remainder of the 2023 season.
2022 (Philadelphia): In 2022, Craig made one appearance at Center Back in league play...Made his MLS debut against DC United (7/8).
2021 (Philadelphia): Signed a pre-contract with Philadelphia Union on November 12, 2020, that became effective on January 1, 2021.
2020 (Philadelphia II): Craig made 14 appearances (11 starts) for Philadelphia Union II as an amateur, scoring one goal...Craig made his team debut with Union II on July 23, 2020 against New York Red Bulls II...Craig became the youngest captain in Union II history when he wore the band in a match against Atlanta United 2 on September 2...Scored his first USL Championship goal against rival Loudoun United (Sep. 17)...On November 12, Craig signed a Homegrown pre-contract with Philadelphia Union that would take effect on January 1, 2021.
Craig has earned 15 caps for the U-20 USMNT, scoring one goal and adding three assists to his tally.
Craig spent four years for the Philadelphia Union Academy and played with the Academy’s U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 squads. Over the course of his time with the Academy, he made 85 appearances, 66 starts and scored 14 goals.
ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union sign defensive midfielder Brandan Craig as a Homegrown Player on November 12, 2020, to become effective January 1, 2021.