Haris Medunjanin vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Haris Medunjanin and Borek Dockal gel in the midfield

Haris Medunjanin has always been a magician in the midfield. In his first season with Philadelphia Union, Medunjanin led the club with 12 assists — nine of those coming at Talen Energy Stadium. This past weekend against San Jose, Medunjanin was once again a maestro on the pitch.

On Saturday night, the Bosnian completed 114 passes for Philadelphia, the most he’s completed in a match this season. The midfielder is also the first Union player this season to complete over 100 passes in a match.

Overall, Medunjanin has ranked in the top two of Philadelphia players in passes completed in a match in every contest this season.

The distribution by Medunjanin has been beneficial for the Union and has allowed his teammates on the pitch to create more opportunities, particularly from the newly acquired Borek Dockal. As Medunjanin shared the wealth, the Czech international was able to find more activity in Saturday’s match and the stats back it up.

Dockal recorded 92 touches on the ball against San Jose which led to three shots, two of which coming on frame. In the previous two matches that Dockal appeared in, he combined for 99 touches. The familiarity between Medunjanin and Dockal as the two have trained more together has become evident.

As the Union prepare for their conference clash against Orlando City this Friday night on ESPN, the club will look to their internationals to continue that flow that kept the offense in constant rhythm this past Friday which generated 22 shots in their previous match.


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