CHESTER, Pa. (March 28, 2023) – Philadelphia Union II announced today that they have signed defender Hugo Le Guennec to an MLS NEXT Pro contract. The 23-year-old French-born center-back will be added to Union II’s active roster pending receipt of his P1-Visa and will occupy an international roster slot.
“Hugo is a talented and promising young defender who has the potential to make an impact with this team,” said Philadelphia Union II Head Coach, Marlon LeBlanc. “His strong work ethic and positive mentality make him a great fit for our team's philosophy and style of play. We look forward to seeing him grow and develop as a player and contribute to the success of the Union II.”
Le Guennec, 23, appeared in 48 matches (46 starts) in his four years at Rutgers University. During his time as a Scarlet Knight, Hugo's performances on the field have earned him several accolades, including being named to the 2019 Big Ten All-Freshman team, a selection to the 2022 Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week, and an All-Big Ten Second Team pick. He was also honored as the Defensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament in 2022 and named to the United Soccer Coaches All-North Region Third Team.
TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union II Sign Defender Hugo Le Guennec to an MLS NEXT Pro Contract on March 28, 2023.
Name: Hugo Le Guennec
Born: February 10, 2000
Birthplace: Massy, France
Hometown: Massy, France
Acquired: Philadelphia Union II Sign defender Hugo Le Guennec on March 28, 2023.