Despite Piotr Nowak's Presser Rant, Daniel Is Dealing With Immigration Issues And The Union Know

Philadelphia Union head coach Piotr Nowak attacked reports of midfielder Keon Daniel having immigration problems yesterday at his press conference, saying that "they need to get the facts straight."

Nowak went on to say, "the front office cannot redo a visa. I heard about this ‘source close to the player' thing and it's completely false and I think it would be best if someone checked with our staff and not to speculate on something that's not true."

Chris Vito, of the Delaware County Times (Delco Times), writes Nowak said, "to call the MLS Players Union representative and ask them about it," in regard to when Daniel will play again.

Contrary to what Nowak's abrasive response to reports about Daniel's status stated, an article from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation's Media Official shows that the team is not only fully aware of the situation, but also that Daniel is having visa issues.

"Daniel's agent Andre Fortune said [the] Union's immigration attorney was assisting in the player's visa problem (which prevented him from playing for the club last weekend) and the TTFF may be asked for assistance."

The Brotherly Game talked to a worker with a private company that works extensively with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, who explained what is possibly happening in Daniel's visa situation:

"Assuming no violations, 15-30 days, though MLS probably has enough pull to cut that down. If a correction, USCIS has 30 days to rule. [However], if he's back in the US it indicates they requested a correction, [which is a] minimum of 21 days."

Based on the September 9 reports by both Philly Soccer Page and Kerith Gabriel, of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, the earliest return date for Daniel would be either September 24 or 30.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker