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Union Berlin signs US forward Jordan Pefok from Young Boys

Union Berlin has signed American forward Jordan Pefok to spearhead its fourth season in the Bundesliga and second in European soccer.

The 26-year-old Pefok, whose full name is Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, was joining from Swiss team Young Boys, reports AP.

Pefok was the Swiss league’s top scorer with 22 last season and will be expected to fill in for Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who left Union to join English team Nottingham Forest this month.

Pefok made his debut for the United States last year and has one goal in nine international appearances. He played for France Under-21s but opted to represent the U.S. in March last year.

Pefok, whose parents are from Cameroon, was born in Washington D.C. but moved with his family to France. He joined Stade de Reims at age seven and made his debut for the team in 2015.

Pefok helped Reims to promotion in 2018 before joining Stade Rennes. He was loaned in 2020 to Young Boys, where he impressed to make the loan move permanent.

He scored 27 goals in 45 games across all competitions last season, including Champions League and qualifying for that competition.

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