Embed from Getty Images The Philadelphia Union attack is in a weird place this season. They're creating chances at a…
On Saint Patrick’s day at Talen Energy Stadium, the Son’s of Ben were gifted with a start from the new Philadelphia Union number 10, Borek Dockal in a 0-0 draw with the Columbus Crew.
Replacing Anthony Fontana, Dockal looked like he needed time to settle in in the early going. But while that happened the Union defense held firm and kept the fast-starting Crew off of the scoreboard. In their second game together, the pairing of Auston Trusty and Jack Elliott looked more assured and were able to keep Zardes at bay.
The expectations of the season rest on Borek Dockal producing. Photo Credit Philadelphia Union Communications During the history of the…
It looked like the Union were heading into the 2018-2019 season without making any major additions to their midfield. Further, the departures of veterans Brian Carroll and failed experiment with Maurice Edu were two major losses the team would face in the midfield for the upcoming season. It seemed that Sporting Director Earnie Stewart and Coach Jim Curtain were satisfied with forging ahead with Alejandro Bedoya and Haris Medunjanin anchoring the unit in the central midfield. Until they added Borek Dockal.
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With a preseason injury to Ilsinho, it looked like the Philadephia Union would open the season with a combonation of the unproven duo of Adam Najem and Anthony Fontana. While it would be good that the team would be playing their kids, it wouldn’t bode well for a team that needs to win now following their investment in David Accam earlier this offseason.
Luckily reports are showing that the Philadelphia Union are in negotiations with an attacking midfielder/right winger, Borek Dockal. The Czech international is currently playing for Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League following stops with AC Sparta Praha, Rosenborg BK, FC Slovan Liberec and Atiker Konyaspor during his career. Dockal has Europa League experience which could make this a very interesting get for the Philadelphia Union. His agency broke the news that he is traveling to the states for contract negotiations.