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Benfica defender Vitoria in fine fettle after early Philadelphia Union injury worries

Steven Vitoria admits he is now feeling the best he has since arriving at Philadelphia Union.

The 28-year-old centre-back, who is on a season-long from Portuguese giants Benfica, has strung together five appearances in a row for the Union following an injury-interrupted start to his time in MLS.

Following last weekend's 2-1 win at San Jose Earthquakes, Vitoria spoke of his current condition and that he is eager to carry on the way he has been as Philly chase a play-off position in the Eastern Conference.

"It's been great, I'm not going to lie," Canadian-born Vitoria told reporters. "I haven't felt this good all year.

"Even the last few games that I was playing [before the injury], I was feeling a little discomfort in my hamstring.

"It got to a point where the pain increased and then at first I thought it was groin and it attached onto my hamstring. It was a slow process, but it's all part of the job.

"It's past us and I just want to look forward."

Andrew Slevison
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