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Regionalliga Bayern: FC Memmingen benefits from Portella go to US

Gino Portella is the next footballer and is now a long-time teammate who has poured into professional business via FC Memmingen. The 20-year-old has signed a contract with club Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer (MLS) and is now heading to the United States after all immigration procedures have been clarified, where the first division of the new season has just begun.

“Happy Sum”

There is good news financially for FCM from Philadelphia. German Ernst Tanner is the sports director (formerly youth leader at RP Salzburg, DSV 1860 Munich and DSG Hoffenheim, also his sports director and managing director). “He has told us that we will benefit from this relocation,” said 3rd Guardian FCM President Professor Guy-Uwe Morton, who said compensation would be paid. Morton did not give any specific figures, “but it’s a happy sum”.

Portella expelled the publishing division in December

Portella came from SSV Ulmin U19 in the summer of 2020 and drew a publishing terms in his contract last December. The German-Italian, who has a defense of 1.94 meters per defender, played only two regional league point games and two league cup games for FCM this season, which was interrupted again due to Corona at the end of October, but has already shown his qualities here and under head coach Azad Kahrik Was part of the routine formation.

Not only German in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Union has been one of the best addresses in American professional football in recent years. Last year the club lost only in the semifinals of the play-offs and won the “Supporters Shield” for the MLS team, the MLS team with the best points in the 2020 season in 28 clubs in the league, an Eastern and a divided Western relay. The foundation is the second Union team in the United Soccer League. Besides Tanner, Portella will also meet other German faces: Frank Leach (Eintracht Frankfurt, RP Leipzig and SV 2019, whose market value has increased by 2.5 million euros.

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