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Philadelphia Union re-sign Fabinho

After a great 2015 season, the Brazilian will rejoin the Philadelphia team for 2016.

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Earlier today, the Philadelphia Union announced the re-signing of left back Fabinho. In the press release, Earnie Stewart said "Fabinho adds depth to our back line and we are happy to have him back with us ahead of the 2016 season." The former Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory player was brought on in a free transfer in 2013 where the 30 year old quickly proved his worth with the MLS outfit. Since his arrival in 2013, the 30 year old has played in 59 games with 52 starts, and has put up respectable offensive numbers - two goals and seven assists in his three year history with the Union. 2015 was a kind year to the left back, seeing Fabinho assisting on three goals and scoring one of his own in league play including a pivotal assist on a Zach Pfeffer stoppage time winner against D.C. United on May 17th. Fabinho also took home Team of the Week honors following a great performance against the New York Red Bulls in Week 12 of last season. Fabinho undoubtedly brings some experience to a back line that appears to be very new to the rigors of Major League Soccer. If this last campaign was any indication to go by, he can still contribute at a high level in MLS.