Bend it like… Pfeffer

    One local kid has some pretty sweet bragging rights in the Upper Dublin High School hallways:

    Zach Pfeffer.

    The Philadelphia Union just signed the 15-year-old midfielder to a professional Major League Soccer contract heading into its second-ever season.


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    There’s a video introducing Pfeffer to Union fans here on the team’s website.

    In it, Union coach John Hackwort says Pfeffer’s “going to have a bright future,” and Pfeffer calls the contract a “dream come true.”

    Pfeffer signed to the team under the MLS’s homegrown player initiative. Started in 2006, the program is  designed to provide increased opportunities for local players — connecting a region’s talent with its professional team.

    Turning 16 on January 6 of next year, Pfeffer is the fourth youngest player ever to sign an MLS contract.

    In an article on the Union’s website, a reporter notes that Pfeffer holds season tickets for the upcoming Union season, and still doesn’t plan on giving them up. The seats will go to his buddies from school so they can come cheer him on.

    Just as soon as they finish their homework.

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