The Philadelphia Union had four picks in the third and fourth rounds of the 20114 MLS SuperDraft, which took place on Tuesday via conference call.
Their first selection was the sixth of the day (44th overall) and the Union used it to pick defender Richard Marquez from Division III school the University of Redlands. The bio for the 2013 SCIAC Athlete of the Year lists him at 6′ 2” and 180 lbs.
Next, they selected midfielder Alex Sweetin from the St. Louis University with the eighth pick of the day (46th overall). In his four-year career in St. Louis, he compiled 18 goals and 22 assists over 73 starts and 76 appearances. In 2013 he had 6 goals and 6 assists over 16 appearances, all of which were starts. His bio list him at 5′ 9″ and 155 lbs. He comes in at No. 83 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100.
With the last of their third round picks, the Union selected midfielder Aodhan Quinn from the University of Akron, where he scored 7 goals and 1 assist in 16 appearances (13 starts) in 2013. The bio for the 2013 MAC Player of the Year and Hermann Trophy semifinalist lists him at 6′ and 155 lbs and he comes in at No. 10 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100. A veteran of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team, Quinn is the son of Brian Quinn, the Irish American who played for Everton (though he never left the reserve squad) and in the NASL with the LA Aztecs, Montreal Manic, and San Diego Sockers. Quinn Sr. would earn 48 caps with the USMNT between 1991 and 1994.
The Union had one final pick in the fourth round (63rd overall), and they used it to select Brazilian-born forward/midfielder Luca Gimenez from Wake Forest. Listed at 5′ 10″, Gimenez comes in at No. 38 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100. He scored 6 goals and 3 assists over 13 appearances (9 starts) in 2013.