Philadelphia Union left back Matthew Real is over in Austria training with Austrian Bundesliga club SKN St. Pölten.
A tweet from the club on Thursday mentioned the 20-year-old homegrown. A spokesperson from the team confirmed that he is there for a training opportunity, something head coach Jim Curtin mentioned they’d be pursuing for some of the younger players in the squad during the off-season.
Es wird wieder gewechselt - die Testspieler #Real (Philadelphia Union), #Brown (Austria Lustenau) und Tanzmayr (AKA St. Pölten) kommen für #Ljubicic, #Zimmermann und #Ouedraogo in die Partie. #meinSKN #weareone— spusu SKN St. Pölten (@SKNStPoelten) November 14, 2019
spusu SKN 1️⃣:1⃣ Vorwärts Steyr| ⏱️60' | Testspiel
The Drexel Hill native has an option available for 2020. He’s one of 12 players with options for next season. He made three appearances in 2019 with a start against Montreal Impact and had an assist in a 1-minute cameo against Orlando in July. He made 18 appearances and logged 1,619 minutes for Bethlehem Steel FC, playing both as a central defender and left back.
UPDATE: Looks like Anthony Fontana might also be in Austria