Philadelphia Union sign Fabrice 'Fafa' Picault

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The winger, who has been capped once by the U.S. national team, joins on a one-year contract.

The Philadelphia Union have announced the signing of Fabrice "Fafa" Picault from St. Pauli in the German second division.

The winger joins the Union as discovery signing on a one year deal, with club options for two additional years.

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Picault, 25, scored four goals and added three assists in his 22 appearances for St. Pauli in the Bundesliga 2. His emergence in Europe earned him a call to the U.S. national team, where he earned his only cap against Puerto Rico in May 2016. 

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“We are excited to bring Fafa to our club for the 2017 season. He provides depth for us and brings a lot of excitement with his speed and ability to move up and down the pitch.” Union sporting director Earnie Stewart said in a club release.

The New York native spent six years in Italian club Cagliari's youth academy and reserve side before returning stateside in 2012 to play in NASL for the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Fort Lauderdale Strikers. 

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