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Report: Philadelphia Union finalize deal for Matej Oravec

Signing of 21-year-old defensive midfielder from Slovakia set to be announced

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Slovakian U21 midfielder Matej Oravec has finalized a deal with the Philadelphia Union, according to a report published Sunday morning on

The 21-year-old from Slovakia is a versatile player with experience playing as a defensive midfielder, center back and outside back. He’s featured in all but one of DAC Dunajska Streda’s 18 league games this season, but did not dress for the team on Sunday.

He’s been linked to the Union in recent weeks through online reports and posts on social media that show him attending a Philadelphia Eagles game and a recent post that included a Union logo.

The Union open preseason training Monday at the 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington.