Union II

Luciano Sanchez wins another MLS NEXT Pro Rising Star of the Month


For the second straight month Philadelphia Union II forward Luciano Sanchez has been named MLS NEXT Pro Rising Star of the Month. Sanchez earns the honor after helping the club to an undefeated month with two goals.

July was an exceptional month for the young forward, netting two goals, including a game-winning goal against New York Red Bulls II on July 16. Even more impressive is that Sanchez achieved this feat in under 90 minutes of play across the three league games he played in July.

“It’s a great honor to be able to win the Rising Star of the Month award for the second time this season. Day in and day out this team and I have put in so much effort on and off the field and our success is now being shown. It’s truly been special being a part of this amazing team and league.”

Sanchez is committed to playing Division I college soccer close by at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.