Oravec comes to Philadelphia from the first-tier Slovakian league, Fortuna Liga, where he played for FK DAC. He made 17 appearances in the 2019/2020 season, in addition to starting two games each in the Europa League Qualifiers and the Slovnaft Cup. During the 2018/19 season he played for Spartak Trnava making 23 appearances including two in the Slovnaft Cup, two in Europa League Qualifiers and one in Champions League Qualifiers, as well as FK Zeleziarne Podbrezova where he appeared 14 times. In the combined 37 games, Oravec added two goals and an assist.
Oravec made his professional debut for FC Spartak Trnava on July 17, 2016. He has played for the Slovakia Men’s U18, U19 and U20 National Teams and is currently a member of the U21 squad. In 2018 he was nominated for the Golden Boy Award, an award presented to the best U21 player in Europe.
TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union sign defensive midfielder Matej Oravec on January 20, 2020.