Photo: Earl Gardner
After all the waivers, drafts, trials and other mechanisms MLS uses to move players around the country, it can be difficult to remember where everyone landed. This offseason has seen it’s share of movement for our local lads. In order to make it easier to track our boys as the preseason winds down and first kick comes within sight, I have created the handy cheat sheet to let you know where players from around the region currently stand.
I have grouped the players by type of movement to make the cheat sheet a little easier to follow. I have also chosen not to include players in the lower levels of the American soccer pyramid (NASL and USL) because team rosters for those league are not currently available. Locals from one of those leagues known to be trialing with an MLS club, as is the case with Ryan Richter, have been included.
Locals moving out of or around MLS
R.J. Allen, Old Bridge, NJ (PDA) – Signed with Danish club Skive IK on January 25, 2013.
Bill Gaudette, GK, Hummelstown, PA - Option declined by New York Red Bulls on November 19, 2012.
Dan Gargan, D, Philadelphia, PA – Selected by San Jose Earthquakes in the second round of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on December 14, 2012. Signed by San Jose on January 25, 2013.
Corey Hertzog, F, Reading, PA - Option declined by New York Red Bulls on November 19, 2012. Signed by Vancouver Whitecaps on January 23, 2012.
Stephen King, M, Medford, NJ - Option declined by D.C. United on December 18, 2012. Did not enter MLS Re-Entry Draft.
Jeff Larentowicz, M, Philadelphia, PA – Traded to Chicago Fire from Colorado Rapids on January 16, 2013.
Jon Okafor, M, Verona, NJ (PDA) – Signed with Finnish club MYPA on February 2, 2013.
Jeff Parke, D, Abington, PA – Traded to Philadelphia Union from Seattle Sounders on December 7, 2012.
Zach Pfeffer, M, Dresher, PA (HGP) – On loan to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim from January 7, 2013 until December 31, 2013.
Ryan Richter, F, Southampton, PA – On trial with D.C. United.
Noah Sadaoui, F, Bayonne, NJ (PDA) – Signed with Israeli club Maccabi Haifa on February 7, 2013.
Mike Seamon, M, Rahway, NJ - Option declined by Seattle Sounders on December 3, 2012.
Jeremy Vuolo, GK, Philadelphia, PA - Option declined by New York Red Bulls on November 19, 2012. Made a trial appearance with with Finnish club HJK Helsinki on January 10, 2013.
Locals drafted into MLS
Greg Cochrane, D, Holland PA - Selected 38th overall by Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2013.
Ryan Finley, F, Lumberton, NJ - Selected 9th overall by Columbus Crew in the MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2013.
Jordan Leblanc, M, Haverford, PA - Selected 27th overall by Montreal Impact in the MLS Supplemental Draft on January 22, 2013.
Eric Schoenle, D, Yardley, PA - Selected 12th overall by Philadelphia Union in the MLS Supplemental Draft on January 22, 2013.
Yannick Smith, F, Hillsborough, NJ – Selected 75th overall by Houston Dynamo in the MLS Supplemental Draft on January 22, 2013.
Other locals moving into MLS
Alex Mendoza, M, Harrisburg, PA – Singed from Pumas UNAM by Philadelphia Union on January 24, 2013.
Locals in still in Philadelphia (no movement)
Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia, PA
Cristhian Hernandez, M, Newark, NJ (HGP)
Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Princeton, NJ
Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Bryn Mawr, PA (HGP)
Locals around MLS (no movement)
Bobby Convey, M, Philadelphia, PA – Sporting Kansas City
Marcus Tracy, F, Chestnut Hill, PA – San Jose Earthquakes
Zarek Valentin, D, Lancaster, PA – Montreal Impact
Bobby Warshaw, D, Mechanicsburg, PA – FC Dallas
Andrew Wenger, F, Lancaster, PA – Montreal Impact
Locals around the World (no movement)
Russell Canouse, M, Lancaster, PA – Hoffenheim
Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Philadelphia, PA – Red Bull Salzburg
Billy Schuler, M, Allentown, NJ – Hammarby IF