My first match for Philadelphia Union

Last Tuesday, July 30th 2013, I played my first match for my new club Philadelphia Union. In the friendly game against the English team Stoke City I played the first half.

Although we have lost the match 0:2 I was very pleased that I was able to play my first match for Philadelphia and hope that I will soon play in one of the next League matches as well.

Match recap on the homepage of Philadelphia Union ...

 

Arrival in the USA

On Saturday, June 29th, I have safely arrived in the US after a smooth flight from Frankfurt. After I collected my bags and passed immigration I went straight to the stadium to watch my new team play against FC Dallas.

Although my new team mates played really well FC Dallas scored a late goal and thus the game ended 2:2.

Match recap on Philadelphia Union club homepage ...

 

Thanks a lot for a great time !

to all my fans and friends in and around Frankfurt,

before I will be heading to Philadelphia in a few days I'd like to thank everyone for their great support over the many years I have been playing for Eintracht Frankfurt.

After almost two decades with Eintracht I have not really thought that I would ever be changing clubs in my career again. However, after the great meetings I had with the representatives of Philadelphia Union I did not hesitate and accepted their offer.

I am now 39 years old and if I had not taken this decision now I would have never made that move. I had always been looking for such a challenge towards the end of my active career and I am very pleased that I am now able to make a dream come true for me. 

It goes without saying that Eintracht Frankfurt will always have a special place in my heart ... "Once an Eagle means forever an Eagle". I am very happy that I was able to make my contribution to a successful season 2012 / 2013 in the last games and the team was able to come in at sixth place and qualify for the Europa-League. I am wishing the team a great season 2013 / 14 and a lot of success in the national and international tournaments and am looking forward to returning home after the MLS finishes the season in October / November.

I have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback and compliments I have received via phone, email, Facebook and Eintracht-Forum by so many of you. Unfortunatly I won't be able to thank everyone individually and thus want to express my special "thank you" and appreciation with this message.

I will keep you updated on any news during my stay in the US via my homepage and am wishing you all the best. We will be in touch.

Best wishes

Oka

 

 

My new club: Philadelphia Union

I have signed up with Philadelphia Union in June 2013. Philadelphia Union is currently third in the Eastern Conference in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Here is a link to the club's website: http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/