Philadelphia Union sign academy product Nick Pariano

League: MLS

Posted on: 14 Dec, 2023 at 04:51 PM

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The Philadelphia Union signed academy product Nick Pariano to a two-year contract.

The deal, announced Thursday, runs through 2025 with club options for 2026 and 2027.

The 20-year-old midfielder and former Duke standout becomes the 21st homegrown player in franchise history.

"We've watched Nick develop throughout his time with Union Academy and into a productive and successful collegiate athlete, and we are excited to now bring him home to the Union," sporting director Ernst Tanner said. "He is a very versatile midfielder who can play with both feet and has the ability to read the game well. ... Nick is a promising talent for the pathway to the pros and we look forward to his continued development in our system."

Pariano registered 10 goals and 26 assists in 72 matches (57 starts) at Duke from 2020-23.

The Philadelphia native had six goals and two assists with USL League Two side Ocean City in 2023.

--Field Level Media