Harambee Stars midfielder Richard Odada has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side  Philadelphia Union two and a half-year contract with a club option for a third and fourth year.


A statement from the club noted:  “Philadelphia Union announced today that they have signed defensive midfielder Richard Odada from Red Star Belgrade to a two and a half-year contract with a club option for a third and fourth year in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee.


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“The Kenyan international player will be added to the Union’s active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa and will occupy an international roster slot.”


The player joins the club from the Serbian side Red Star Belgrade where he has been since 2019; the 21-year-old making just two appearances for the club.


In 2020, he was sent out on loan to RFK Grafičar Beograd where he recorded three assists in 25 appearances (22 starts). In 2021, Odada was loaned to first-tier side FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac, making 27 total appearances (18 starts) for the Serbian side, before rejoining RFK Grafičar Beograd on loan in 2022.


Internationally, Odada has earned five caps for Kenya’s Men’s National Team and scored his only goal for the national team in a 2-1 win against Rwanda on November 15, 2021.


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