The Philadelphia Union's search for a "Chief Tattoo Officer" is not a stunt, the MLS club's vice president of marketing says.
The Union revealed last week that they are currently hiring for the position, with an official job listing for an individual or parlor to be "responsible for providing services to players and front office staff."
Such a move is thought to be a first of its kind for a sports team, and could easily have been written off as a marketing ploy, but VP Doug Vosik said the listing...
Philadelphia Union have taken the unusual step of hiring their very own in-house "tattoo officer."
According to the job ad posted on the MLS club's official site, the role will largely entail assisting Union's playing staff with their various body art whims.
"Tattoos are a vital...
Philadelphia Union defender Josh Yaro will miss three to four months after having shoulder surgery, the club announced on Thursday.
Yaro, 22, had sugerty this week after suffering a labral tear during preseason training in Florida.
After the Union selected Yaro with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 SuperDraft, he went on to make 15 starts for the club in his rookie season.
Yaro's injury could provide more playing time for former U.S. international Oguchi Onyewu, who signed with Philadelphia last month.
U.S. international winger Fabrice "Fafa" Picault has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Union, the MLS club announced on Thursday.
Picault, 25, was released from his contract at second-tier German club St. Pauli on Tuesday after completing a trial with the Union.
His deal contains a club option for two additional seasons.
"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...