Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Philly signs Brit defender from USL
by Ridge Mahoney, September 13th, 2011 7:19PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, philadelphia union

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Following a three-week trial that included appearances in Reserve League matches, English defender Joe Tait has been signed by the Philadelphia Union. Tait, 21, was acquired from Dayton of the USL Professional Division. Terms were not disclosed officially though reports have pegged his salary at the league minimum ($42,000).

He played centerback for the Union in Reserve League matches against Columbus and New England, recording an assist in the latter match, and also scored against Harrisburg City Islanders in an exhibition

The native of Middlesbrough started his pro career in 2007 with Hartlepool United, for which he played in the youth team and reserve team. Tait (6-foot-1, 181 pounds) moved to the United States in 2010 to sign with Baton Rouge of the USL Premier Development League (PDL), and was named PDL Defender of the Year.

The Union hosts Columbus Saturday. It sits four points behind the Crew, which is tied with Sporting Kansas City atop the Eastern Conference.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Clyde Simms needs second kidney transplant    
Just days after receiving a kidney transplant, former U.S. international Clyde Simms, who was forced to ...
What They're Saying: Thierry Henry    
"Now teams have their own stadiums. You see the fans wearing the jerseys of their teams. ...
Youth Report: U.S. U-20s sweep, U-18s split    
The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second ...
ODP Boys Winter Interregional all-stars named    
All-Star teams were named for the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional that wrapped ...
Tottenham edges New England prep stars for IMG Cup title    
Tottenham's U-18s won the Super Group in the fifth annual IMG Cup with a 1-0 win ...
Houston switches USL PRO partners for 2015 season    
The Houston Dynamo will team up with the Charleston Battery as its USL PRO affiliate in ...
Bradenton and Austin to host MLS preseason events    
Eight clubs will take part in the inaugural IMG Suncoast Pro Classic Feb. 16-28 at IMG ...
TV Report: EPL Breakaway set for New Year's Day    
NBCSN will present its first-ever Premier League Breakaway --  a special two-hour show featuring RedZone-like live ...
MLS Trade Central: Monday's deals    
The Chicago Fire signed Indiana University defender Patrick Doody as the club's sixth Homegrown Player. In ...
No time to end the one thing I love to do    
Taylor Leach, a two-time first-team All-SEC defender, led the University of South Carolina to the quarterfinals ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives