Aston Villa trials for Philadelphia Union striker Danny Mwanga

Philadelphia Union forward Danny Mwanga has embarked for a 10-day training stint with Barclay's English Premier League side Aston Villa.

Philadelphia Union forward Danny Mwanga has embarked for a 10-day training stint with Barclay's English Premier League side Aston Villa.

He will join his teammates in Orlando on February 6, in time for the start of the Union's second leg of preseason.

The Union selected Mwanga as a Generation adidas signee with the first overall selection in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, the first draft pick in club history. After starting the first-ever match in Union history in Seattle on March 25, Mwanga finished his rookie season with seven goals and four assists and was a Rookie of the Year finalist. Mwanga battled minor injuries during his sophomore campaign but finished the season with five goals and four assists 28 matches.

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