Mwanga taken No. 1 overall by Philadelphia

Mwanga expected to lead the Union's offense

January 14, 2010
SchaerlaeckensBy Leander Schaerlaeckens
(Archive)
PHILADELPHIA -- The 100 or so Philadelphia Union fans who showed up at the Pennsylvania Convention Center had been chanting his name for hours. "Oooh! Dannyyy Mwaaanga!" echoed through the tinny lobby an hour before the draft started.

A visibly nervous Mwanga (pronounced muh-WAH-ngah) climbed the stage when his name was called first, leaned over the microphone and thanked everybody he needed to thank, prompting an overjoyed dance by his mother and sisters. He never cracked a smile on ...

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