PHILADLEPHIA - Former Penn standout Danny Cepero '07 was back in Major League Soccer this week, suiting up for the Philadelphia Union in a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake at PPL Park in West Chester.
Cepero, who has played with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL for most of the 2010 season, was called up to serve as the backup keeper after the Union's regular started earned a red card over the weekend. Cepero did not see any match time, but was ready for the callup to th ebig club after 14 appearances for the City Islanders this season. He has posted a 4-6-4 record in 2010 with two shutouts. In 2008, Cepero was 6-3-9 with the City Islanders, securing all six wins via shutout.
In between, Cepero made a name for himself in MLS with thew New York Red Bulls. In his first career start Cepero made MLS history, becoming the first goalkeeper to score in a game (video here). After the memorable debut, Cepero manned the net as the Red Bulls advanced to the 2008 MLS Cup final.
Cepero graduated from Penn in 2007 after an All-Ivy campaign in the fall of 2006. His 23 career clean sheats still set the bar for the men's soccer program.