COLUMBUS, OH - AUGUST 20: Sebastian Miranda #21 of the Columbus Crew takes control of the ball in front of Keon Daniel #17 of the Philadelphia Union in the first half on August 20, 2011 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The 25-year-old has been missing from the Union since a September call up to the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Daniel left the United States on August 28 or 29, then did not re-enter the country until possibly today.
Visa problems forced the midfielder to remain in his home country as the 2011 MLS season came to a close and the playoffs approached. By the end of 2011 there were questions of whether or not Daniel would return to the team, despite being a part of the team's Expansion Draft protection list.
Daniel's importance with the Union for the upcoming season is unknown, but a starting role is not out of the question. The Tobogon international had nine starts in 18 games with the Union last year.