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Who is 10 Philadelphia Union?

 Who is 10 Philadelphia Union?

Who is 10 Philadelphia Union?
Daniel Gazdag #10 of Philadelphia Union collects a pass during an Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Round One game between Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts(Image-Getty) 

Philadelphia Union: Daniel Gazdag Switches to No. 10 for 2023

In the realm of sports, jersey numbers hold significant meaning. In soccer, donning the No. 10 jersey signifies prestige and carries with it a set of expectations. Daniel Gazdag, Philadelphia Union's newest Designated Player, will embrace these expectations as he adopts the coveted No. 10 jersey for the upcoming season.

Gazdag's transition to No. 10 marks a milestone in Union history, making him the ninth player to don this iconic number. This honor follows his stellar performance in the 2022 season, where he etched his name in Union annals. With an impressive tally of 22 goals and 10 assists, Gazdag secured his place in the Best XI, setting a club record with 32 goal contributions during the regular season.

Furthermore, Gazdag's prowess extended into the postseason, where he played a pivotal role in propelling the Union to its first-ever Eastern Conference Championship and MLS Cup appearance. His scoring spree continued, showcasing his ability to deliver under pressure.

Notably, Gazdag's achievements in 2022 positioned him among elite company in MLS history. Joining the ranks of players with at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season, Gazdag's remarkable conversion rate of 36.1% underscored his clinical finishing ability, reminiscent of past legends.

The lineage of Union players who have donned the No. 10 jersey speaks volumes about Gazdag's esteemed position within the club:

1. Dániel Gazdag (2023)

2. Jamiro Monteiro (2020-21)

3. Marco Fabián (2019)

4. Borek Dockal (2018)

5. Roland Alberg (2017)

6. Tranquilo Barnetta (2016)

7. Cristian Maidana (2014-15)

8. Roger Torres (2013)

9. Danny Mwanga (2010-12)

As Gazdag embarks on the 2023 season adorned with the No. 10 jersey, Union fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his continued excellence on the field. With each match, Gazdag aims to honor the legacy of the No. 10 and leave an indelible mark on Philadelphia Union history.

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