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Philadelphia Union defender Jakob Glesnes receives green card

Philadelphia Union defender Jakob Glesnes will no longer require an international roster spot. Head coach Jim Curtin confirmed on Thursday that the 27-year-old from Norway has received his permanent resident card, also known as a green card. With Glesnes no longer occupying an international spot, the Union now has eight...
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2021 Season Review: Jakob Glesnes

After often being the third center back in the Philadelphia Union’s defensive core last season, Jakob Glesnes made his mark in a major way in 2021. After playing in 20 games last season (all competitions) and logging 1,583 minutes, Glesnes played just about every minute in the 2021 campaign in one of the league’s strongest defenses. He played all 3,060 minutes of the MLS season and doubled his overall minutes to 3,839 in all competitions.
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Union D Jakob Glesnes signs contract extension

Philadelphia Union defender Jakob Glesnes signed a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team. "In his first season with the Union, Jakob proved he was capable of becoming a top player in Major League Soccer and in his second season he has delivered on his promise and is now one of the best defenders in the league," said Ernst Tanner, the Union's sporting director. "His front-foot defense and ability to progress the ball out of defense have been crucial to the team's success over the past two seasons, as the backline allowed the fewest goals in the league in 2020 and remained a top unit in 2021. His development on the pitch and natural leadership abilities have solidified the importance of keeping him in Philadelphia."
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Jakob Glesnes agrees to extension through 2024 with Philadelphia Union

After playing every single minute of the 2021 season, Philadelphia Union center back Jakob Glesnes has agreed to a contract extension through 2024 with the club. Glesnes was the only Union player in 2021 to play every minute, and one of just five players in MLS this season and the seventh in Union history to do so.
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Jakob Glesnes and Andre Blake rising to legendary status for Philadelphia Union

It’s the 122nd minute of a scoreless game, and the Philadelphia Union have seven players spread along the top of the New York Red Bulls’ box, defenders frantically matching bodies. The fans rise to their feet, a synchronous Union chant gathering momentum around Subaru Park. The chill has intensified ever...
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Our favorite reactions to the Jakob Glesnes game winner

Jakob Glesnes’ late winner to beat the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night caused an immediate stir in Subaru Park and quickly spread around online with reactions pouring in well beyond the Philadelphia Union fanbase. For starters, here’s a summary of all three of Jakob Glesne’s bangers. Next up,...
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Jakob Glesnes Saves the Day With World-Class Strike

In the last minute of stoppage time of extra time in the Union’s first-round playoff match against the New York Red Bulls, the team needed an answer to avoid penalties. That’s when defender Jakob Glesnes stepped up and scored an absolute banger of a goal on a volley to propel Philadelphia into the second round of the MLS playoffs with a 1-0 win. Prior to Glesnes’ shot, fans all over the stadium were shouting for the international defender to “shoot!” as they all knew what he was capable of at that moment. The rest is history.
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On the brink of penalties, Jakob Glesnes calls game with unreal goal

CHESTER, PA — Jakob Glesnes picked up Kacper Przybylko, Cory Burke and the Philadelphia Union’s season and put them on his back delivering an incredible strike in stoppage time of the second overtime to lead the Union to a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
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Not bad for a centre back! Philadelphia defender Jakob Glesnes scores wondergoal in the 93rd minute after letting fly from 30 yards out with powerful thunderbolt hitting the crossbar THREE times

Philadelphia defender Jakob Glesnes stepped up when his side needed him most and in some style, too. With the MLS outfit trailing 2-1 to Atlanta United in stoppage time Glesnes showed the rest of his team-mates how it's done by unleashing a powerful strike from 30 yards. The Norwegian centre...
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Jakob Glesnes helps Philadelphia Union rally to draw vs. Atlanta United

Jakob Glesnes scored on a sensational 35-yard strike in second-half stoppage time, as the Philadelphia Union rallied from a two-goal deficit to record a 2-2 draw at Atlanta United FC on Sunday afternoon. Cory Burke also scored in the 84th minute for Philadelphia (4-2-3, 15 points), only one minute after...
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“I Think It’s No Comparison” – Jim Curtin Declares One Jakob Glesnes Rocket Better than the Other

If you were casually paying attention to weekend Philly sports highlights, you probably saw the goal Jakob Glesnes scored for the Union in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. It was stoppage time, with the U down 2-1, when the Norwegian center back stepped into space about 34 yards from goal and just unleashed a fireball into the top left corner of the net:
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Jakob Glesnes helps Union rally to draw vs. Atlanta

Jakob Glesnes scored on a sensational 35-yard strike in second-half stoppage time, as the Philadelphia Union rallied from a two-goal deficit to record a 2-2 draw at Atlanta United on Sunday afternoon. Cory Burke also scored in the 84th minute for Philadelphia (4-2-3, 15 points), only one minute after Anton...
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Watch: Jakob Glesnes hammers late equalizer against Atlanta United

The Norwegian hammer has struck again. Jakob Glesnes connected on a long range rocket — this time from the run of play — to earn the Philadelphia Union a dramatic late equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United on Sunday. The goal was his second of the season and...
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