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Former Union homegrown Cole Turner signs with Loudoun United



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Former Philadelphia Union homegrown Cole Turner is returning to the USL Championship to continue his professional career.

The 21-year-old Churchville, Md. native has signed on with DC United affiliate Loudoun United.

“Cole [Turner] is a competitive player that can play in the midfield or centerback position,” Ryan Martin, Loudoun United FC Head Coach, stated in a news release. “With his MLS experience, Cole has a great range of passing and loves going into a hard tackle. His leadership will be a great addition to our team”

Turner featured mostly for Philadelphia Union II during his time with the team, making just two first team appearances. He spent part of the 2021 season on loan with USL Championship team El Paso Locomotive FC.

Prior to signing an MLS contract in January 2020, Turner played for Union II in the USL Championship as an amateur. He joined the Philadelphia Union Academy from Baltimore Celtic in 2015.

He joins fellow Philadelphia Union Academy and YSC Academy grad Kalil ElMedkhar on Loudoun United. ElMedkhar signed with the club recently after his option was declined by FC Dallas.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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