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Czech Republic playmaker returns to Sparta from China, MLS

February 22, 2019
In this file picture taken on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Czech Republic's Borek Dockal reacts after missing a chance to score during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Czech Republic and Slovakia at the Sinobo Stadium in Prague, Czech Republic. Dockal has returned to Sparta Prague from Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League and a year with the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer. Sparta says the 30-year-old playmaker signed a 3 and a half year contract. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Republic midfielder Borek Dockal has returned to Sparta Prague from Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League and a year with the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.

Sparta says the 30-year-old playmaker signed a 3 1/2-year contract.

Dockal moved to Henan Jianye from Sparta two years ago but spent last year on loan in Philadelphia.

Dockal joined Sparta in 2013 after he previously played for Konyaspor in Turkey and Rosenborg in Norway.

He has six goals in 39 internationals.

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