Langley ’11 Makes Philly Union Debut

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Morgan Langley ’11 made his Philadelphia Union debut during their Saturday match against Columbus, only two days after he signed on with the major league soccer team. Langley went in at the 80th minute, protecting the Union’s 1-0 lead that held until the game’s end.

Christopher Vito, of The Delaware County Daily Times, spoke with Peter Nowak, Union Team Manager, about Langley’s performance.

“I think Morgan brings a lot of speed, which you can see. You can sense it,” Nowak said. “That’s what the defenders are afraid of. They know they’re not pushing too high because, knowing that if the ball comes over and it’s one bad ball, he’s gone. From that perspective, he did it right. He was pretty nervous.”

Langley also spoke with The DelCo Times.

“To be standing here in the Union locker room right now and to just get my first appearance for the Union is something that, four or five or six years ago, I don’t think I would’ve ever dreamed.”

You can read The DelCo Times’ entire article here.

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