Photo: Earl Gardner
The Philadelphia Union have released their current roster of signed players and draftees/trialists ahead of Wednesday evening’s match against Orlando City SC in their opening game of the Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic.
Also, Philadelphia Digital Media Manager Kerith Gabriel tweeted on Wednesday that next week’s game against Toronto will be live streamed on the Union website.
The current Philadelphia Union roster of 25 players is:
Goalkeepers (2): Zac MacMath, Brian Holt
Defenders (5): Fabinho, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams, Ray Gaddis, Ethan White
Midfielders (13): Maurice Edu, Brian Carroll, Vincent Nogueira, Keon Daniel, Michael Lahoud, Danny Cruz, Leo Fernandes, Cristhian Hernandez, Jimmy McLaughlin, Zach Pfeffer, Cristian Maidana, Corben Bone, Matt Kassel
Forwards (5): Conor Casey, Jack McInerney, Sebastien Le Toux, Antoine Hoppenot, Aaron Wheeler
The draftees and trialists still with the club in Florida include:
Goalkeepers (1): Andre Blake* (Generation Adidas)
Defenders (1): Richie Marquez*
Midfielders (3): Fred**, Aodhan Quinn*, Pedro Ribeiro*
Forwards (1): Clésio Bauque**
(* 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection; ** Trialist)
Released by the club before the start of the second phase of training in Florida are 2014 SuperDraft second round selections Kevin Cope (D) and Robbie Derschang (D) and trialist Mike Seamon (M).
More roster changes can be expected before the roster compliance deadline of March 1 when the team can have no more than 30 players.
After tonight’s match, the Union next face Columbus on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 pm before facing Toronto on Wednesday, Feb. 26, also at 1 pm. As of this writing, no live stream for the Columbus game is available, but the Toronto game will be streamed live on the Union website. You can also follow @TheUMatchDay on Twitter for live updates from the games.