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25 Ilsinho MLS Games Played: 11 Career MLS Goals: N/A Last MLS Goal: N/A Position: Midfielder Birthday: 10-12-1985 Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil Height: 5’ 10” Weight: 170 lbs. Previous Club: Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) Ilson Pereira Dias Júnior, better known as Ilsinho, signed with the Philadelphia Union on Feb. 24, 2016 as a free transfer. The Brazilian attacking midfielder has played in UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/ Europa League and the Olympics. And while playing in Ukraine, he won five league titles as well as six domestic cups. 2014-15 (Shakhtar Donetsk): Made 14 league appearances and scored five goals with six assists. He appeared in three UEFA Champions League matches, where he helped the club finish second in Group H to advance to the knockout round where they ultimately lost to eventual semifinalists Bayern Munich. 14 Eric AYUK 6 Roland Alberg MLS Games Played: 13 Career MLS Goals: 5 Last MLS Goal: 6/25/16 vs. Vancouver Position: Midfielder Birthday: 8-6-1990 Birthplace: Hoorn, Netherlands Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 165 Previous Club: ADO Den Haag (Netherlands) 2015-16 (ADO Den Haag): Played in 13 games and added one goal and one assist. He scored four goals in reserve games for ADO Den Haag and was transferred to the Union in February. 2014-15 (ADO Den Haag): Had arguably his best professional season, playing in 32 games, while helping ADO Den Haag to a 13th place finish. He scored 10 goals and added eight assists, which was good for a tie for seventh place in the Eredivisie. 2013-14 (ADO Den Haag): Started the year with Elazigspor and played in one game. He then transferred to ADO Den Haag on Sept. 2. Played in 26 games, scored seven goals and added seven assists. 10 Tranquillo Barnetta MLS Games Played: 28 MLS Career Goals: 2 Last MLS Goal: 09/28/15 vs. Montréal MLS Games Played: 25 MLS Goals Scored: 3 Last MLS Goal: 5/25/16 vs. Orlando City Position: Midfielder Birthday: 2-17-97 Birthplace: Yaounde, Cameroon Height: 5’7” Weight: 150 lbs. Previous Club: Rainbow FC Position: Midfielder Birthday: 5-22-1985 Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerland Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 lbs. Previous Club: Schalke 04 Eric Ayuk Mbu joined the Philadelphia Union on March 3, 2015 from Rainbow FC Bamenda. The speedy right winger became the youngest player to score in Union history, at 18 years, 2 months and 9 days, tallying against Columbus Crew SC on April 25, 2015. 2015 (Union): In his first season with the club, Ayuk played in 28 games and started 14. In MLS play, he scored two times and assisted on two more, scoring his first league goal April 25 against Columbus. He added a highlight-reel goal with a blast against Montreal Impact on June 27. In the U.S. Open Cup, Ayuk notably scored against New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals, giving the Union a 1-0 lead. The club went on to win in penalties despite playing with 10 men. Tranquillo Barnetta joined the Philadelphia Union on July 29, 2015 as a free transfer. He has extensive experience in the German Bundesliga where he made 260 league appearances in his career. Playing for Schalke 04 from 2012-15, he made 60 total appearances and had three goals. Prior to joining Schalke, Barnetta played for Bayer Leverkusen, where he signed when he was just 19 years old. There, Barnetta made 229 total appearances and scored 26 goals with 51 assists in eight seasons. He’s also had loan spells at Hannover 96 and Eintracht Frankfurt. 2015: Joining the Union late into the season, Barnetta was able to score a goal and assist on three others in his 11-game stint with the club in 2015. Barnetta was involved with both Philadelphia goals tallying a goal and an assist in the Union 2-0 win over Houston on Sept. 20. He captained the team for the first time against San Jose on Sept. 5. 6