Per a press release, the Philadelphia Union continued making moves today, as they completed the signing of 2. Bundesliga striker Fafà Picault from St. Pauli. Picault was linked earlier this month to the Union by a report on German site Bild.de, and St. Pauli confirmed the move via twitter earlier this week.
Picault was signed on a one year deal with the option of picking up two more, per the club. He is largely seen as a depth option behind Jay Simpson and CJ Sapong. That said, he was good enough to make the NASL Best XI in 2014 with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Picault would also be the eighth capped American player on the Union’s squad, joining Alejandro Bedoya, Brian Carroll, Charlie Davies, Maurice Edu, Oguchi Onyewu, Chris Pontius, and CJ Sapong in that elite club.
BTW, Fafa Picault would be 8 capped Americans on the Union roster. Pretty sure that's the most in MLS.— Matthew De George (@sportsdoctormd) January 31, 2017
From the press release: “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.” Sporting Director Earnie Stewart said.