Philadelphia Union Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

The Philadelphia Union are an ambitious and ever-growing professional soccer club based in Chester, Pennsylvania. Since their inception in 2008, the Union have earned a reputation for being one of Major League Soccer’s most competitive teams. With strong support from passionate fans across the region, they strive to be at the top of MLS every season with thrilling performances both on and off the field. Their home stadium is Subaru Park – a modern soccer-specific facility located on banks of Delaware River that provides an unforgettable atmosphere for players and supporters alike.

Table of Contents

1. Andre Blake


Andre Blake Career

  • 2011–2013: Connecticut Huskies
  • 2014: Philadelphia Union
  • 2014: Jamaica
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:51, 9 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 03

Andre Blake is a goalkeeper who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union. Andre Blake was born in Jamaica in 1990 and started his youth career with Sporting Central Academy.

In 2009, Blake signed with English club Burnley FC where he remained until 2011 when he transferred to Spanish side Atlético Madrid. 

In 2013, Blake moved back to England and joined Premier League club Chelsea where he made over 100 appearances before signing for MLS side Philadelphia Union in 2016.

Andre Blake has been capped by the Jamaican national team on several occasions including representing them at the 2010 World Cup and 2014 World Cup tournaments as well as at the 2015 Gold Cup tournament which they won runners-up medals at. 

As of July 2019, AndreBlake holds the record for most clean sheets in an MLS season with 14.

Also Played For: united states mls, mls

2. Alejandro Bedoya


Alejandro Bedoya Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2006: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights: 35: (13)
  • 2007–2008: Boston College Eagles: 37: (14)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Örebro SK: 65: (8)
  • 2011–2012: Rangers: 12: (1)
  • 2012–2013: Helsingborgs IF: 21: (6)
  • 2013–2016: Nantes: 87: (11)
  • 2016–: Philadelphia Union: 186: (22)
  • 2010–2017: United States: 66: (2)

Alejandro Bedoya is a midfielder for the Philadelphia Union. Alejandro Bedoya attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and played for the Knights football team from 2005-2006.

In 2007, he transferred to Boston College where he spent two seasons playing 37 games and scoring 14 goals. He was signed by the Philadelphia Union in August of 2013 and has since made over 150 appearances for them, including 43 starts this season.

Alejandro Bedoya is married with 2 children and lives in Philadelphia, PA.[1] Alejandro Bedoya was born on April 29th 1987 in Englewood NJ United States[2]. He currently plays as an MF Midfielder for Philadelphia Union Fc (USL). [3] Alejandro Bedoya is a midfielder for the Philadelphia Union.

He has represented United States in both men's and international soccer. Alejandro Bedoya was born on February 25, 1988 in Clifton Park, New York. Alejandro Bedoya started his career with Örebro SK before joining Rangers in 2011 where he won the Scottish Premier League title that same year. 

In 2013, Alejandro moved to Helsingborgs IF where he helped them win their first ever Swedish Cup championship as well as make it to the group stages of Europa League competition that season.

After two seasons with Helsingborgs,Alejandro joined Nantes for an impressive 87 appearances and 11 goals over three years from 2016-2018 inclusive scoring 22 times during this time period including one goal in France’s prestigious Champions League tournament against. 

Liverpool which saw him nominated for Ligue 1 Goal of the Season award later that year but lost out to Kylian Mbappé who would go onto win PSG’s fourth straight Champions league trophy with Paris Saint Germain FC). 

On January 29th 2019 it was announced by Uefa that Alejandro had been called up into United States Men’s National Team squad ahead of their upcoming matches against Trinidad & Tobago and Panama at home soil; making his debut coming on March 27th 2019 replacing. 

Christian Pulisic in midfield during USA’s 2-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium (Universal Orlando Resort) - becoming only the fifth player all-time.

After Cobi Jones, Clint Dempsey, Eric Wynalda and Jozy Altidore – to represent USA more than 100 times while playing overseas accumulating 66 caps overall since 2010 when he made his debut versus Canada aged just 20 years old.

3. Kai Wagner


Kai Wagner Career

  • 2001–2009: SV Lonsee
  • 2009–2014: SSV Ulm 1846
  • 2015: FC Augsburg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2016: SSV Ulm 1846: 32: (1)
  • 2016–2017: Schalke 04 II: 33: (0)
  • 2017–2019: Würzburger Kickers: 40: (0)
  • 2019–: Philadelphia Union: 110: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:19, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Kai Wagner was born in 1997 in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany. He is a left-back and currently plays for the Philadelphia Union. Wagner has represented his country at various youth levels and made one appearance for the senior side, coming on as a substitute against Bosnia & Herzegovina in March 2018.

The 25-year-old has been with Philadelphia since January 2019, making 16 appearances across all competitions so far this season. 

Kai Wagner is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Philadelphia Union in the United States Major League Soccer. He has also played for Schalke 04 II and Würzburger Kickers over his career.

Wagner made his professional debut with SV Lonsee in 2001, before moving to SSV Ulm 1846 two years later. After spells at Augsburg and Schalke 04 II, he signed for MLS side Philadelphia Union in 2015. 

A versatile player, Wagner can play as either an attacking midfielder or further forward down the field; this has seen him occupied both on the left wing and through the middle of midfield during his time in America.

Having won promotion from Bundesliga 2 with SSV Ulm 1846 in 2016–17, Wagner helped them reach the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage before departing to join Schalke 04 II midway through that season.

In 2019 he moved to Philadelphia Union after winning 110 caps (including four while playing overseas) for Germany's youth teams since making his senior debut back in 2008; scoring six goals throughout that time period including one during World Cup qualifiers against Portugal earlier this year which secured qualification for Russia 2018.

4. Olivier Mbaizo


Olivier Mbaizo Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016: Union Douala: :
  • 2017: Rainbow Bamenda: 10: (0)
  • 2018: Bethlehem Steel: 0: (0)
  • 2018–: Philadelphia Union: 67: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Bethlehem Steel (loan): 33: (1)
  • : Cameroon U17: :
  • 2017: Cameroon U20: 3: (1)
  • 2019: Cameroon U23: 3: (0)
  • 2020–: Cameroon: 11: (0)

Olivier Mbaizo is a Cameroonian defender who has spent the past two seasons with Union Douala in his homeland. He was signed by Bethlehem Steel in February of 2018 and made zero appearances for the club during their season in USL League One.

Mbaizo has represented Cameroon at youth levels, including participation at the U17 World Cup and U20 Africa Cup of Nations where he helped guide his country to fourth-place finishes both times. 

Olivier Mbaizo is currently a member of Philadelphia Union's academy team but could see first-team action soon if he continues to develop at an acceptable rate.

Olivier Mbaizo joined the Philadelphia Union in 2018 on a loan from Bethlehem Steel. He has represented Cameroon at youth international level, and was called up to represent his country at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021. 

Olivier is an attacking midfielder who is comfortable playing anywhere across the front three positions. His speed and dribbling ability make him a threat either with or without the ball, while his passing range makes him an effective playmaker as well.

In 2019 he made 33 appearances for Bethlehem Steel before joining the Union on loan for their final season in Major League Soccer (MLS). 

With Philly's departure to Los Angeles FC, Olivier will have another chance to showcase his skills at senior level when Cameroon compete in the African Cup of Nations this year.

5. Cory Burke


Cory Burke Career

  • 2013–2016: Rivoli United
  • 2016: Bethlehem Steel (loan)
  • 2017: Bethlehem Steel
  • 2018–2022: Philadelphia Union
  • 2018: Bethlehem Steel (loan)
  • 2019: Portmore United (loan)
  • 2020: St. Pölten (loan)
  • 2022: New York Red Bulls
  • 2016: Jamaica
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 October 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 July 2021

Cory Burke is a Jamaican forward who currently plays for New York Red Bulls. He came up through the youth ranks of Kingston's Old Harbour High School, before signing with MLS side D.C.

United in 2013 at the age of 18. After two seasons with United, he joined RB Leipzig on loan in January 2016, and made an impact during his time there, helping them reach the Bundesliga playoffs as runners-up behind Bayern Munich.

However they were subsequently eliminated by Borussia Dortmund on away goals after a 5-4 aggregate victory over Leipzig in the semi-finals (RB lost 4-1 at home).

In August 2017, Burke signed for Bethlehem Steel FC ahead of their inaugural season in USL Division II Professional League; he finished as top scorer with 12 goals from 28 appearances. 

On 29 July 2018 it was announced that Burke had re-signed with New York Red Bulls pending league approval.

6. Ilsinho


Ilsinho Career

  • 2001–2005: Palmeiras
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006: Palmeiras: 5: (0)
  • 2006–2007: São Paulo: 33: (2)
  • 2007–2010: Shakhtar Donetsk: 56: (10)
  • 2010–2011: São Paulo: 15: (2)
  • 2011–2012: Internacional: 11: (0)
  • 2012–2015: Shakhtar Donetsk: 53: (7)
  • 2016–2021: Philadelphia Union: 127: (21)
  • Total: : 300: (42)
  • 2008: Brazil U23: 4: (0)
  • 2007: Brazil: 1: (0)

Ilsinho is a right midfield player who has played for Palmeiras, São Paulo and Shakhtar Donetsk in Brazil and Philadelphia Union in the United States. Ilsinho was born on October 12th 1985, making him 37 years old as of 2019.

He made his professional debut with Palmeiras in 2006 at the age of just 17 and went on to play for Sao Paulo between 2007-2010 before moving to Ukraine to join Shakhtar Donetsk. 

After two seasons with Shakhtar, he moved to America where he joined up with Philadelphia Union ahead of their inaugural season in 2017/18 campaign which ended in relegation from MLS playoffs after losing 4-1 on aggregate against Columbus Crew SC.

In 2018 he re-joined Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro but left after one year citing family reasons; however it's unclear if this move was related to his son being born prematurely earlier that year or not (see below). 

Now aged 38, Ilsinho remains without a club having failed to make an impact at any stage since returning home from North America – although rumours persist linking him with moves back into Europe or South America respectively.

7. Dániel Gazdag

Dániel Gazdag Career

  • 2004–2010: Nyíregyháza
  • 2010–2014: Honvéd
  • 2013–2016: Budapest Honvéd II
  • 2013–2021: Budapest Honvéd
  • 2021: Philadelphia Union
  • 2012–2013: Hungary U17
  • 2013–2014: Hungary U18
  • 2015: Hungary U20
  • 2017–2018: Hungary U21
  • 2019: Hungary
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 October 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Dániel Gazdag was born on 2 March 1996 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary to parents Zoltán and Judit Gazdag. At the age of just 16, Dániel made his senior debut for Nyíregyháza in a 2010–11 Hungarian Cup match against Kecskeméti TE.

In October 2014, it was announced that Dániel had signed with Hungarian side Debrecen FC on a one-year deal following successful trials with the club. 

On 13 February 2015, it was announced that Philadelphia Union had acquired Gazdag's services from Debrecen FC in exchange for $175,000.

Dániel has represented Hungary at various youth levels including at under-17 level where he helped his country win the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship bronze medal[4].

In September 2018, he scored both goals as Hungary defeated Luxembourg 2–0 to earn their first ever victory over an EU nation at a major tournament.

Having made 28 appearances and scoring six times during his two seasons with Philadelphia Union (2018–19 & 2019), Gazdag is currently listed as team captain by manager Jim Curtin ahead of the 2020 season.

Also Played For: hungary national football team

8. Jack McGlynn


  • 2015–2019: BW Gottschee
  • 2019–2020: Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Philadelphia Union II: 19: (6)
  • 2021–: Philadelphia Union: 42: (1)
  • 2019: United States U16: 5: (0)
  • 2021–: United States U20: 14: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 9, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of September 27, 2022

Jack McGlynn is a 19-year-old midfielder who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union. He made his professional debut in 2017 and has since played 36 matches, scoring two goals.

Jack was born on July 7th, 2003 in Middle Village, New York and began playing soccer at an early age with local clubs before moving onto college soccer at City College of New York (CCNY).

After one season with CCNY, McGlynn joined up with Bethlehem Steel FC where he spent two seasons before signing with the Philadelphia Union ahead of the 2018 MLS season. 

Jack has represented United States youth teams from under-15 to under-20 level and has also been called up for international duty by U17s coach Dave Sarachan and U23s head coach Richie Williams.

In November 2018, he made his senior international debut for the United States Men’s National Team against Slovenia. Outside of football, Jack enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as skiing during winter months.

9. Brenden Aaronson


Brenden Aaronson Career

  • 2015–2018: Philadelphia Union
  • 2017–2018: Bethlehem Steel FC
  • 2019–2020: Philadelphia Union
  • 2021–2022: Red Bull Salzburg
  • 2022: Leeds United
  • 2015: United States U15
  • 2019: United States U23
  • 2020: United States

Brenden Aaronson is an attacking midfielder and winger who currently plays for Leeds United. He began his career with Philadelphia Union before joining Bethlehem Steel FC in 2017.

Brenden has represented the United States at youth level, playing for the under-17s and under-20s teams respectively. In 2018 he made his senior debut for Bethlehems Steel FC, appearing as a substitute in their 1-0 defeat to Louisville City FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup.

Brenden Aaronson is a U.S. Men's National Team player who has been playing professionally in Europe since 2015 with Red Bull Salzburg and Leeds United. 

In the past two years, he has made 28 appearances for the national team, including three this year in the CONCACAF Nations League where the U.S.

came out on top as winners of their group stage competition. 

Brenden is known for his speed and ability to create chances for himself or others on the field; he was named to MLS soccer's 20 Under 20 list in 2018 after impressing at both club and international levels during that time period.

10. Jack McInerney


Jack McInerney Career

  • 2004–2009: Cobb Futbol Club
  • 2010–2014: Philadelphia Union
  • 2010: → Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)
  • 2014–2015: Montreal Impact
  • 2015: Columbus Crew SC
  • 2016: Portland Timbers
  • 2017: LA Galaxy
  • 2018: Indy Eleven
  • 2019–2020: Oakland Roots
  • 2008–2009: United States U17
  • 2010: United States U20
  • 2011: United States U23
  • 2013: United States

Jack McInerney is a forward who has played for Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact in his career. He was born on August 5, 1992, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

McInerney started playing football at the Cobb Futbol Club when he was just six years old and went on to play college football at Vanderbilt University before joining MLS side Philadelphia Union in 2010.

In addition to playing professionally, Jack also spent time on loan with Harrisburg City Islanders and Montreal Impact before signing for Columbus Crew SC in 2015. 

After four seasons with Crew SC, McInerney joined Portland Timbers ahead of the 2018 season where he has continued to be a regular starter under new coach Giovanni Savarese Jack McInerney is a former American soccer player who has represented his country on multiple occasions.

Jack McInerney enjoyed a successful international career, winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2013. Nowadays, Jack McInerney plays for Oakland Roots in the USL Division II league. Jack McInerney is still young and has a lot of potential to achieve even more success in future years.

Also Played For: cf montréal, portland timbers

11. Leon Flach


Leon Flach Career

  • 2006–2008: Sereetzer SV
  • 2008–2016: VfB Lübeck
  • 2016–2020: FC St. Pauli
  • 2020–2021: FC St. Pauli
  • 2020: FC St. Pauli II
  • 2021: Philadelphia Union
  • 2019: Germany U18
  • 2020: United States U20
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 14, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of September 27, 2020

Leon Flach was born on February 28, 2001 in Humble, Texas. Leon started his youth career playing for Sereetzer SV before signing with Philadelphia Union in 2016.

Leon is a midfielder and left-back who has made several appearances for the Union since debuting in 2016. Leon has been described as an "energetic" player who can also contribute defensively.

Leon is currently contracted to Philadelphia until 2021 and he looks to continue developing his skills at the club moving forward Leon Flach is a German-American footballer who plays for FC St.

Pauli in the Bundesliga. He started his career in 2008 with VfB Lübeck, before joining FC St. Pauli in 2016. Flach has made 68 appearances for Philadelphia Union since signing there in 2019, scoring one goal.

Leon was born and raised in Germany, but he has also represented United States at youth level on two occasions (2018 & 2020).

Also Played For: fc st. pauli

12. Jack Elliott


Jack Elliott Career

  • : Fulham
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2016: West Virginia Mountaineers: 68: (6)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016: South Florida Surf: 7: (0)
  • 2017–: Philadelphia Union: 163: (10)
  • 2017–2018: → Bethlehem Steel (loan): 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:14, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Jack Elliott is a centre-back who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union. He was born in London, England and raised in North Carolina. Elliott started his career at Wake Forest University before moving to MLS side Columbus Crew in 2016.

He made his MLS debut against New York Red Bulls on 24 March 2016 and has gone on to make 46 appearances for Columbus over two seasons. In December 2017, he joined the Philadelphia Union as a free agent and has since made 22 appearances for them in all competitions., including 14 starts.

Jack Elliott is a midfielder and defender who has played for Fulham since 2013. After starting his career at West Virginia Mountaineers, he transferred to South Florida Surf in 2016 where he made 7 appearances before joining Philadelphia Union the following year. 

He has spent most of his senior career on loan with Bethlehem Steel but was recalled by Philadelphia in July 2018 due to an injury crisis within their squad.

Jack is highly rated by both Fulham and Philadelphia, having been named captain of the Union side in 2018-19 season after excelling as a central midfield anchor during his time at Steel earlier that year. 

With over 163 apps for Philly across all competitions, Elliott has become one of the club's longest-serving players and will be looking to add more silverware to his trophy cabinet when they compete in the MLS Cup playoffs this season.

13. Julián Carranza



  • : Banfield
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2019: Banfield: 29: (8)
  • 2019–2022: Inter Miami: 41: (3)
  • 2019: → Banfield (loan): 11: (2)
  • 2022: → Philadelphia Union (loan): 16: (7)
  • 2022–: Philadelphia Union: 15: (7)
  • 2017: Argentina U17: 4: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 October 2022

Julián Carranza is a forward for the Philadelphia Union. He was born in Argentina and came up through their youth system. He made his senior debut for Oncativo in 2016, before signing with Philadelphia in 2017.

Julián has been capped at under-17 level by Argentina and played at the U-20 World Cup last year. His main attribute is speed, which he uses to get past defenders easily - something that has helped him score goals for both club and country so far in his career.

Julián is also known for being hardworking off the field - often training with team mates after hours to improve his game further Julián Carranza is a talented midfielder who has played for several clubs in his senior career. 

He most recently joined Banfield on loan from Inter Miami and has impressed so far with his performances.

Carranza also has international experience, having represented Argentina at youth level. He is expected to be a key player for Banfield this season as they look to challenge for promotion back to the top flight of Argentine football. 

With continued good performances, he could soon attract interest from higher-level clubs across Europe and beyond.

14. Jakob Glesnes


Jakob Glesnes Career

  • : Skogsvåg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010: Hald: :
  • 2010–2015: Fyllingsdalen: 83: (7)
  • 2015–2016: Åsane: 14: (0)
  • 2016: Sarpsborg 08: 14: (0)
  • 2016–2019: Strømsgodset: 98: (3)
  • 2020–: Philadelphia Union: 87: (4)
  • 2011: Norway U17: 4: (0)
  • 2016: Norway U21: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:12, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Jakob Glesnes came up through the ranks of Norwegian football, playing for clubs like FK Sotra and Start before signing with Philadelphia Union in 2016.

He has since made over 100 appearances for the club, cementing himself as a regular starter at center back. Glesnes was part of Norway's national team that reached the final of UEFA Euro 2016, but they were beaten by Portugal.

In 2021 he signed with Philadelphia Union ahead of their inaugural season in MLS and is now looking to help them compete for titles both domestically and in CONCACAF competitions. Jakob Glesnes is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Strømsgodset.

He has represented Norway at youth international level and made his senior debut in 2010. Jakob has been with Fyllingsdalen since 2010, making 83 appearances over seven seasons before joining Åsane in 2015. 

In 2016, he joined Sarpsborg 08 where he played 14 games before moving to The Philadelphia Union the following year; there he scored four goals in 87 appearances overall while representing Norway at U21 level.

Jakob will be rejoining Strømsgodset from Philadelphia Union later this season after two years with the MLS side.

15. Sébastien Le Toux


Sébastien Le Toux Career

  • 2001–2004: Rennes
  • 2004–2006: Lorient
  • 2007–2008: Seattle Sounders
  • 2009: Seattle Sounders FC
  • 2010–2011: Philadelphia Union
  • 2012: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 2012: New York Red Bulls
  • 2013–2016: Philadelphia Union
  • 2016: Colorado Rapids
  • 2017: D.C. United
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:45, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Sébastien Le Toux started his career at Rennes before moving to Marseille in 2006. He spent time on loan with Sunderland and Newcastle United during his time in England, before returning to Marseille in 2009.

In 2012 he moved to Fulham, where he stayed for four years before signing for Seattle Sounders FC ahead of the 2018 season. 

Le Toux has represented France at various youth levels and made one senior appearance, coming on as a substitute against Bulgaria in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

He is now playing for Seattle Sounders FC after spending the 2018 MLS season there, and will be looking to help them win their first ever MLS cup this year. 

Sébastien Le Toux is known for his pace and goal-scoring ability; having scored 52 goals in 257 appearances across all competitions since 2002.

Also Played For: seattle sounders fc

16. Paxten Aaronson

Paxten Aaronson Career

  • 2015–2020: Philadelphia Union
  • 2020–2022: Philadelphia Union II
  • 2021–2022: Philadelphia Union
  • 2023: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • 2021: United States U20
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of November 5, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of September 27, 2022

Paxten Aaronson is an attacking midfielder and winger who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. Born in 2003, Aaronson has spent his entire career to date with the American club Eintracht Frankfurt, making his competitive debut at the age of 16.

He has represented the United States at various youth levels and was part of their U-20 squad that competed in Austria's qualification campaign for UEFA Euro 2016 this summer. 

Known as a quick and skilful player, Aaronson is capable of playing on either flank or up front, both inside and outside of the penalty area.

With five goals and six assists from 36 appearances across all competitions so far in 2017/18, he firmly established himself as one of Eintracht's key players this season - providing valuable assistance to top scorer Ante Rebic as they secured Bundesliga survival with three matches remaining.

As well as representing Germany internationally at under-19 level, where he scored two goals in four appearances during 2016/17 (including one against England).

Aaronson also played for Team USA at last year’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup taking home silverware after losing out to Chile 1–0 in the final.

Also Played For: fifa u-20 world cup, concacaf

17. Kacper Przybyłko


Kacper Przybyłko Career

  • 2003–2012: Arminia Bielefeld
  • 2011–2012: Arminia Bielefeld II
  • 2011–2012: Arminia Bielefeld
  • 2012–2014: 1. FC Köln II
  • 2012–2014: 1. FC Köln
  • 2014: Arminia Bielefeld (loan)
  • 2014–2015: Greuther Fürth
  • 2015–2018: 1. FC Kaiserslautern
  • 2018: 1. FC Kaiserslautern II
  • 2018–2022: Philadelphia Union
  • 2019: Bethlehem Steel (loan)
  • 2022: Chicago Fire
  • 2008: Poland U15
  • 2008–2009: Poland U16
  • 2009–2010: Poland U17
  • 2010: Poland U18
  • 2011: Poland U19
  • 2012: Poland U20
  • 2013–2014: Poland U21
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10 October 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 9 September 2021

The 29-year old striker joined Chicago Fire in the offseason. Przybyłko started his career at TuS Jöllenbeck and then played for Arminia Bielefeld before joining II team of Arminia Bielefeld in 2011.

He made his senior debut with Arminia Bielefeld in 2012 and scored two goals during the season, helping them to promotion to Bundesliga 2. In 2013, he transferred to 1 FC Kaiserslautern but could not help them avoid relegation from Bundesliga 3 that year.

However, he had a much better 2014–15 season as Kaiserslautern were promoted back to Bundesliga 2 after finishing runners-up behind Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2015–16 season where he contributed 11 goals in 28 appearances including 27 starts (2795 minutes).

The 2017 MLS Cup winners signed him on a Designated Player contract ahead of the 2018 campaign which saw him make 20 appearances scoring six times despite injury problems late into the regular season and playoffs; leading Chicago Fire to their first MLS title since 2006 against Houston Dynamo.

Also Played For: chicago fire fc

18. Quinn Sullivan



  • 2016–2019: Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Philadelphia Union II: 20: (3)
  • 2021–: Philadelphia Union: 38: (3)
  • 2021–: United States U20: 13: (10)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 9, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of September 27, 2022

Quinn Sullivan is an attacking midfielder for the Philadelphia Union. Sullivan was born in 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and started playing soccer at a young age.

He attended Cheltenham High School before moving to Virginia Tech where he played for the Hokies' varsity team from 2012-2015. In March of 2016, Quinn Sullivan signed with the Philadelphia Union after impressing during a trial period.

Quinn Sullivan has made 14 appearances for the Union so far this season and has scored one goal while recording three assists as well as two yellow cards totalling four penalty minutes awarded

QuinnSullivan is considered to be one of the most promising young American players and looks set to continue his development with the Union over next few years Quinn Sullivan started his youth career at the local club, Brandywine Soccer Club.

Quinn made a name for himself with the Philadelphia Union Academy and quickly rose through their ranks to sign a professional contract in 2016. 

Quinn has appeared in every league game for Philadelphia Union II this season, impressing with his dynamic play on both sides of the ball. 

The 20-year-old is currently captaining United States U20 and is considered one of America's most promising young players. Quinn was born in Delaware but represents the USA at the international level, having earned 10 caps to date since debuting in January 2021 against Panama.

19. Nathan Harriel


  • 2015–2018: Chargers SC
  • 2018–2020: Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–2022: Philadelphia Union II: 41: (2)
  • 2021–: Philadelphia Union: 30: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 14, 2022

Nathan Harriel is a 21-year-old defender who currently plays for Philadelphia Union. He was born in Oldsmar, Florida and played youth soccer with the Tampa Bay Rowdies before joining the Union's academy in 2013.

Harriel made his professional debut for Philadelphia as a substitute against D.C United on March 10th, 2016 and has since gone on to make six appearances for the club overall. 

His most notable moment came in Union’s 2-1 victory over Atlanta United FC during the Eastern Conference semi-final first leg tie on November 1st, 2017 which saw him score his first professional goal from an assist by Alejandro Bedoya.

Outside of football, Harriel is studying business administration at Temple University where he also serves as captain of their varsity soccer team competing in NCAA Division I competition.

20. Brandan Craig


  • 2016–2020: Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Philadelphia Union II: 32: (2)
  • 2021–: Philadelphia Union: 1: (0)
  • 2019: United States U15: 5: (0)
  • 2022–: United States U20: 8: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of September 20, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of September 27, 2022

Brandan Craig is a young defender who plays for the Philadelphia Union. Craig started playing soccer at an early age and quickly developed into one of the top defenders in his region.

He attended Simon Fraser University where he played for the Clan, finished with both All-Canadian First Team and CIS Championship medals, and was team captain as a senior in 2016. 

In January 2017, Brandan Craig signed with Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union after impressing during their preseason trials.

The 18-year old has made several appearances for the Union's first team since joining up and continues to develop as one of America's brightest prospects in defense footballing circles Brandan Craig is a young forward who has spent most of his career playing for the Philadelphia Union. 

He made his professional debut in 2016 and has gone on to make 32 appearances for the club, scoring two goals.

Craig was born in South Africa but moved to the United States as a child, eventually settling in Philadelphia where he started playing soccer at an early age. After making his professional debut with the Union, Craig went on to play for their youth team before joining their second team later in 2020. 

In international competition, Craig has represented both USA U15s and USA U20s and played a total of 5 matches across those two tournaments respectively.

Craig is currently contracted to play with Philadelphia Union II until 2020 but may be looking to move up into first-team contention next season if he continues impressing during preseason training camps and fixtures.

21. Matthew Real


Matthew Real Career

  • 2013–2016: Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: Bethlehem Steel: 57: (2)
  • 2018–: Philadelphia Union: 37: (2)
  • 2022–: Philadelphia Union II: 10: (4)
  • 2017: United States U18: 8: (0)
  • 2018–2019: United States U20: 11: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 14, 2022

Matt Real was born on July 10, 1999 in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. He is 23 years old and plays left-back for the Philadelphia Union. Matt has represented the United States at various youth levels before making his senior international debut against Trinidad & Tobago in November 2017.

Matt is a versatile defender who can also play as a midfielder or forward when needed, which makes him an important part of any team he joins. Matthew Real began his professional career with the Philadelphia Union in 2013. He made 57 appearances for the team from 2016-2019, scoring two goals.

In 2018, he moved to Bethlehem Steel and played 37 games, scoring two more goals. Real signed with Philadelphia Union II in 2020 and has yet to make an appearance for them. Matthew is a United States international player who has represented their U18 and U20 teams on multiple occasions since 2017.

Overall, Matthew has made 8 appearances for the US youth sides while playing professionally in MLS and USL Pro leagues over a four year period starting in 2013.

22. Matt Freese


Matt Freese Career

  • 2016–2017: Philadelphia Union
  • 2017–2018: Harvard Crimson
  • 2017: Bethlehem Steel
  • 2019: Philadelphia Union
  • 2019: Philadelphia Union II
  • 2019: United States U23
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of September 20, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of November 27, 2019

Matt Freese is a goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Union. Matt was born on September 2, 1998 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He is 6' 3" tall and has played youth football with the Philadelphia Union since 2016-2017 season.

In 2017 he helped the Union win their first ever US Open Cup title and was named to The Best XI at the tournament's conclusion after recording five clean sheets in six matches including two decisive penalty saves against Toronto FC in shootout rounds of competition [2].

Matt signed a contract extension with Philly through 2020 at the end of last season [1] and looks set to continue his development as one of America’s top young goalkeepers Matt Freese is a professional soccer player who has played for numerous clubs domestically and internationally.

He started his career at Harvard before transferring to play for Bethlehem Steel in the American Soccer League in 2017. In 2019, Matt joined Philadelphia Union as a midfielder, playing 13 games and scoring 0 goals during his debut season with the club. 

He was called up to the United States U23 squad for their 2019 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in late October, but did not feature in any matches as they were eliminated from the tournament after losing all of their preliminaries matches.

Matt is currently contracted to Philadelphia Union II where he has made 30 appearances so far this season, netting 0 goals along the way.

Also Played For: new york city fc

23. Mikael Uhre

Mikael Uhre Career

  • : Skovlund IF
  • 2007–2010: Grindsted GIF
  • 2011–2013: SønderjyskE
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2015: SønderjyskE: 19: (1)
  • 2014–2015: → Skive (loan): 13: (3)
  • 2015–2016: Skive: 31: (15)
  • 2016–2018: SønderjyskE: 63: (10)
  • 2018–2022: Brøndby: 101: (42)
  • 2022–: Philadelphia Union: 27: (13)
  • 2016–2017: Denmark U21: 1: (0)
  • 2018: Denmark League XI: 2: (0)
  • 2021–: Denmark: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:11, 9 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:40, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

Mikael Brandhof Uhre is a forward who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union. He was born in Ribe, Denmark on September 30th 1994 and began his career with Skovlund IF before joining Grindsted GIF in 2007.

In 2010, he joined Danish side FC Midtjylland where he would make over 100 appearances before moving to America to join the Union in 2016. A prodigious talent as a youngster, Mikael Uhre has since developed into one of MLS' most dangerous forwards and helped lead Philadelphia to their first Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup title earlier this year.

Having made more than 50 appearances for Denmark's youth teams including stints at under-17 and under-19 level, Mikael Brandhof Uhre looks destined for international success at some point in his career Mikael Uhre is a midfielder who joined SønderjyskE in 2013. 

He has since made 63 appearances for the club and scored 10 goals. In 2016, he signed with Brøndby and has since played 101 games for them, scoring 42 times.

Mikael Uhre was called up to the Denmark U21 team in 2016 but did not make an appearance. He was also called up to the Danish League XI squad in 2018 but only featured in two matches before being released at the end of that season due to injury. 

In 2021, he rejoined Denmark on a one-year contract and will be looking to help his country qualify for their first World Cup ever.

24. Joe Bendik


Joe Bendik Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2009: Clemson Tigers: 62: (0)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007: Atlanta Silverbacks U23's: 1: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Sogndal: 9: (0)
  • 2012: Portland Timbers: 5: (0)
  • 2013–2015: Toronto FC: 73: (0)
  • 2016–2018: Orlando City: 92: (0)
  • 2019: Columbus Crew SC: 6: (0)
  • 2019–: Philadelphia Union: 5: (0)
  • 2006: United States U17: 9: (0)
  • 2007–2008: United States U20: 11: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of November 1, 2022

Joe Bendik is a goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Union. He was originally drafted by Columbus Crew in 2010 but never played for them before moving to Philadelphia last year.

Joe has experience playing at both MLS level and in Europe with clubs like Rennes, Hannover 96, and Anderlecht. In 2012, he was voted Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year after leading his team to second place in their division.

Joe's father Bob Bendik also played professional soccer as a goalkeeper and represented United States national team multiple times including at the 1984 Olympics where they reached the semi-finals.[2] Joe married his long time girlfriend Jordan Crookston on October 9th 2017[3].

Joe Bendik has been a dominant goalkeeper in Major League Soccer for the past few years. He was drafted by Toronto FC with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. 

Joe Bendik made his professional debut with Sogndal, before joining Portland Timbers and then Toronto FC where he established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in North America.

In 2016, Joe Bendik joined Orlando City SC and helped them to win their first major title, the USL Championship. Joe Bendik signed with Columbus Crew SC ahead of the 2019 season and is expected to be one of their key players this year. 

In December 2018, it was announced that Joe Bendik had signed a contract extension with Philadelphia Union which will keep him at club until 2022.

25. Jamiro Monteiro


Jamiro Monteiro Career

  • 2015–2017: Cambuur
  • 2017–2018: Heracles Almelo
  • 2018–2020: Metz
  • 2019: Philadelphia Union (loan)
  • 2020–2021: Philadelphia Union
  • 2022: San Jose Earthquakes
  • 2016: Cape Verde
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15 October 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 June 2022

Monteiro was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands and started playing football at a young age. He played for Dutch side Dordrecht before moving to the United States to play college football with Georgetown University.

After two years with the Hoyas, Monteiro signed with San Jose Earthquakes in 2016 where he has since made over 130 appearances in MLS. 

In 2019, Monteiro helped San Jose reach the Western Conference Finals where they were narrowly defeated by Los Angeles FC on penalties after a 0-0 draw in regulation time.

Having spent his entire career in America so far, Monteiro is currently contracted to San Jose until 2020 and is also linked with an overseas move next season as he looks to further his career abroad. 

Monteiro started his senior career with Dutch side Cambuur in 2015, before moving to Heracles Almelo the following year.

After a loan spell at Metz, he joined Philadelphia Union for the 2018 MLS season. He has made appearances for Cape Verde and Portugal's national team in recent years.

Also Played For: san jose earthquakes

26. C. J. Sapong


C. J. Sapong Career

  • D.C. United
  • 2007–2010: James Madison Dukes
  • 2009: Fredericksburg Gunners
  • 2010: Reading United
  • 2011–2014: Sporting Kansas City
  • 2013:  Orlando City (loan)
  • 2015–2018: Philadelphia Union
  • 2019–2020: Chicago Fire
  • 2021: Nashville SC
  • 2012–2018: United States
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 14, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of March 30, 2019

C.J Sapong is a forward for Nashville SC and was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United after playing at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He made his professional debut with D.C., coming on as a substitute against Chicago Fire on March 10, 2011 and scored his first goal against Houston Dynamo two weeks later on March 24th from close range to help DC win 4-1 at RFK Stadium In January 2013. 

He signed with Philadelphia Union where he has since played 123 games scoring 26 goals including 8 this season which has seen him named MLS Player of the Week twice - most recently for Week 21 when he notched a brace in a 3-0 victory over. 

Toronto FC During his time with Philly, Sapong also won back to back U.S Open Cup tournaments (2015 & 2016) and reached the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2017 only to lose 1-0 to Club America On December 22nd, 2018 Sapong joined Nashville SC becoming. 

Their second African American player ever joining teammate Michael Reed who had previously played there before moving onto Atlanta United FC. 

After making just one appearance for NSC during their inaugural season, Sapong has started all but one game this year netting 5 goals including braces against both Miami FC (March 17th) and Louisville City FC (June 9th).

Also Played For: nashville sc

27. Tranquillo Barnetta


Tranquillo Barnetta Career

  • 1991–1996: FC Rotmonten St. Gallen
  • 1996–2002: St. Gallen
  • 2002–2004: St. Gallen
  • 2004–2012: Bayer Leverkusen
  • 2004–2005: → Hannover 96 (loan)
  • 2012–2015: Schalke 04
  • 2013–2014: → Eintracht Frankfurt (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Philadelphia Union
  • 2017–2019: St. Gallen
  • 2004–2014: Switzerland

Tranquillo Barnetta is a Swiss international midfielder who has played for Bayer Leverkusen and St. Gallen in his career. He started out with FC Rotmonten St.

Gallen before moving to Bundesliga side, St. Gallen in 2002. After impressing during the 2002/03 season, he was snapped up by German giants Bayer Leverkusen where he remained until 2012 - winning two DFB-Pokals (German Cup) at the club along the way.

Tranquillo Barnetta featured prominently for Switzerland at various youth levels before making his full international debut in 2006 aged just 21 years old. 

Since retiring from football, Tranquilla Barnetta has gone on to become a successful coach working as an assistant manager at Swiss Super League side Young Boys Bern Barnetta began his career with Hannover 96 in 2004.

He spent two seasons on loan at Schalke 04 before joining Eintracht Frankfurt in 2013. Barnetta enjoyed a breakout season with Philadelphia Union in 2015, helping the club to an MLS Cup title and Golden Boot award. 

In 2017, he joined Swiss side St Gallen where he has continued to be influential for the club over the past three years.

Also Played For: bayer 04 leverkusen

28. Amobi Okugo


Amobi Okugo Career

  • 2006–2007: IMG Soccer Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009: UCLA Bruins: :
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2014: Philadelphia Union: 117: (5)
  • 2015: Orlando City: 15: (0)
  • 2015: Sporting Kansas City: 3: (0)
  • 2016: New York Red Bulls II: 1: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Portland Timbers: 14: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Portland Timbers 2 (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2019–: Austin Bold: 74: (3)
  • 2007: United States U17: 6: (0)
  • 2008–2011: United States U20: 15: (0)
  • 2012: United States U23: 4: (0)

Okugo is a defender who has played for the Austin Bold in Major League Soccer. Okugo was born in Hayward, California and attended UCLA. He made his debut with the Bruins in 2009 and went on to make 43 appearances over four seasons before joining MLS side Austin Bold in 2015.

Okugo has been capped by United States at Under-17 level, U20s and senior level, making 10 appearances overall including 5 internationals during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup which they reached as runners up after losing to Croatia 4-2 on aggregate. 

In addition to playing football, Okugo also competes in track & field events representing America East Conference universities such as Vermont (indoor javelin) and Connecticut (shot put).

Amobi Okugo is an American international soccer player who has represented his country at various youth levels. He played for the Philadelphia Union from 2010-2014, before joining Orlando City in 2015. 

In 2016, he moved to New York Red Bulls II where he spent two seasons before returning to Portland Timbers 2 on loan in 2018. His most recent club was Austin Bold in 2019. Amobi has amassed 74 appearances and 3 goals over his career thus far.

29. Sheanon Williams


Sheanon Williams Career

  • –2005: FCGB Bolts
  • 2005–2007: IMG Soccer Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008: North Carolina Tar Heels: :
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2009: Carolina Dynamo: 23: (8)
  • 2010: Harrisburg City Islanders: 19: (3)
  • 2010–2015: Philadelphia Union: 141: (7)
  • 2015–2016: Houston Dynamo: 36: (0)
  • 2017: Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 15: (0)
  • 2018: LA Galaxy: 8: (0)
  • 2018: → LA Galaxy II (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2007: United States U17: 4: (0)
  • 2009: United States U20: 2: (0)

Williams was born in Boston, Massachusetts and began his youth career with FCGB Bolts. He joined the IMG Soccer Academy in 2007 and played college soccer for North Carolina Tar Heels.

Williams made his professional debut with Philadelphia Union in 2011 after being drafted by the team in 2010. Williams has since established himself as a stalwart defender for the Union, helping them win MLS Cup 2015 and US Open Cup 2016.

Sheanon Williams is widely considered to be one of the best defenders in MLS history, racking up over 100 appearances throughout his career so far At 5'8", Williams is a physical defender who can also play in midfield. 

He made his professional debut with the Carolina Dynamo in 2008 and played for three seasons there before joining the Harrisburg City Islanders in 2010.

In 2011, Williams moved to Philadelphia Union where he spent seven seasons before being traded to Houston Dynamo in 2015. After two years with Houston, Williams signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC but left after one season due to injury. 

Sheanon then joined LA Galaxy II on loan and helped them win the USL Cup Championship during his time there as well as making four appearances for the first team during the 2018 MLS season.

He announced his retirement from international football on November 2nd, 2018 following United States' elimination from World Cup qualifying tournament by Mexico.

30. Carlos Valdes


Carlos Valdes Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005: Real Cartagena: 33: (0)
  • 2006–2009: América de Cali: 97: (4)
  • 2009–2010: Santa Fe: 56: (1)
  • 2011–2015: Philadelphia Union: 75: (3)
  • 2013: → Santa Fe (loan): 32: (4)
  • 2014: → San Lorenzo (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2015: → Nacional (loan): 8: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Santa Fe: 2: (0)
  • 2005–2006: Colombia U20: 6: (0)
  • 2008–2015: Colombia: 17: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 January 2016, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:29, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Carlos Valdes is a Colombian defender who has played for Real Cartagena and most recently Atlanta United in the MLS. Valdés made his professional debut with Real Cartagena in 2005 and went on to make 33 appearances for the club before joining Atlanta United at the end of 2016.

Valdés is primarily a centre back but can also be used as an attacking midfielder or even striker, due to his pace and ability on the ball. 

Carlos Alberto Parra Valdés was born on May 22nd, 1985 in Cali, Colombia and started playing football at a young age with local side Atlético Bucaramanga before making the switch to professional level with hometown outfit Real Cartagena in 2005.

After establishing himself as one of Colombia’s top defenders over several seasons with Real Cartagena (2005-2008), Valencia CF snapped up Carlos Alberto Parra Valdés ahead of The 2009 season after impressing during trials held in Spain.

However he returned home just 4 months into his spell at Mestalla where he helped lead Los Che towards their third consecutive La Liga title – scoring 3 times along the way.

At international level, Carlos Alberto has represented Colombia at U17, U20 & U23 levels prior to making his full debut for El Tri against Ecuador back on November 15th 2011 coming off the bench – being named Man Of The Match following an accomplished display that evening. 

Which included taking down both Quini Contreras & Enner Valencia en route to earning a clean sheet. During 2014–15 season; Carlos Alberto would feature heavily under new manager Ander Herrera helping Los Cafeteros reach Copa America Centenario quarterfinals. 

Only narrowly losing out 2-1 away to Argentina courtesy of goals from Mauro Icardi & Lucas Biglia respectively – although they were eventually defeated 1-0 by Chile later that year thanks ‘El Tractor’s’ uncharacteristic profligacy when it mattered most.

In total he made 25 appearances all competitions comprised across La Liga (9 starts), Champions League (3 starts) Europa League qualifiers (1 start), and Copa America Centenario Finals versus Peru where they lost 1-0 after extra time but had.

Rodrigo Possebon sent off late on resulting him missing their subsequent penalty shootout defeat - CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifier vs Venezuela - October 11th 2017 being ruled out through injury minutes before kick off.

31. Warren Creavalle


Warren Creavalle Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2009: Furman Paladins: 36: (3)
  • 2010–2011: UCF Knights: 37: (5)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010: Carolina Dynamo: 10: (1)
  • 2012–2014: Houston Dynamo: 54: (3)
  • 2014–2015: Toronto FC: 24: (2)
  • 2015–2020: Philadelphia Union: 86: (0)
  • Total: : 175: (6)
  • 2008: United States U20: 3: (0)
  • 2016–2019: Guyana: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:24, 9 November 2020 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:04, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Warren Creavalle is a defensive midfielder who has played for Furman Paladins and Philadelphia Union. Warren Creavalle was born in Acworth, Georgia on August 14th 1990.

Warren began playing soccer at an early age with his older brother and local clubs before attending Furman University. After four years at Furman, Creavalle signed for USL First Division side Philadelphia Union in 2013 where he made 36 appearances over two seasons before leaving the club this offseason to join Atlanta United FC.

A versatile defender or midfield player, Warren believes that one of his strengths is reading the game well which allows him to make quick decisions on the pitch - something that can often be crucial in high-pressure matches such as MLS Cup Playoffs games or international tournaments like Copa America Centenario finals.

32. Carlos Ruiz


Carlos Ruiz Career

  • 1991–1995: Municipal
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1995–2002: Municipal: 143: (69)
  • 2000–2001: → PAS Giannina (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2002–2004: LA Galaxy: 72: (50)
  • 2005–2007: FC Dallas: 68: (31)
  • 2008: LA Galaxy: 10: (1)
  • 2008: Toronto FC: 5: (0)
  • 2009: Olimpia: 18: (10)
  • 2009–2010: Puebla: 33: (9)
  • 2010–2011: Aris: 16: (4)
  • 2011: Philadelphia Union: 14: (6)
  • 2011–2012: Veracruz: 23: (10)
  • 2013: D.C. United: 13: (0)
  • 2014–2016: Municipal: 86: (72)
  • 2016: FC Dallas: 1: (1)
  • Total: : 506: (234)
  • 1998–2016: Guatemala: 133: (68)
  • 2000: Guatemala (futsal): 4: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Carlos Ruiz is a Guatemalan international striker who played for MLS club LA Galaxy from 2002-2004. Ruiz was born on September 15th, 1979 in Guatemala City and started his football career with Municipal before moving to America to play for LA Galaxy.

In 2003, Carlos won the CONCACAF Champions League with LA Galaxy - their first major title as an organisation. He then moved back to Guatemala where he currently plays for Club Deportivo Guastatoya of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol (LNFF). 

His international appearances include 41 times scoring six goals including three during qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup which saw them make it to Brazil but ultimately being eliminated in the group stages after defeats against Australia, Chile and Portugal respectively.

RUIZ has not been selected since 2010 though rumors persist that he may be called up again soon due to Guatemala's improving results at the senior level although this seems unlikely considering his age.

After leaving Los Angeles Galaxy, Carlos returned home briefly joining PAS Giannina of Greece on loan before finishing his professional playing days with Club Deportivo Semucanal in 2011 before retiring aged 38 years old later that year a truly remarkable achievement.

33. Zac MacMath


Zac MacMath Career

  • 2006–2008: IMG Soccer Academy
  • 2008–2010: Maryland Terrapins
  • 2011–2015: Philadelphia Union
  • 2015: → Colorado Rapids (loan)
  • 2016–2018: Colorado Rapids
  • 2019: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 2020–: Real Salt Lake
  • 2021–: Real Monarchs
  • 2006–2007: United States U17
  • 2010–2011: United States U20
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of August 5, 2011

MacMath was born on August 7, 1991 in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in nearby Bradenton. He attended IMG Soccer Academy from 2006-2008 where he played alongside future MLS players Kofi Opare and Tommy Redding.

MacMath then attended the University of South Florida and starred for the Bulls' soccer team from 2010-2012 as a goalkeeper before being drafted by Philadelphia Union in 2012. 

Macmath has since been with Real Salt Lake where he has made over 100 appearances across all competitions including two CONCACAF Champions League campaigns (2013 & 2014).

Zac is known for his quick reactions and footwork which have earned him many accolades both domestically and internationally - most notably being named to the 2015 U23 World Cup Team of The Year alongside stars such as Neymar Jr., Raheem Sterling, David De Gea etc.

Also Played For: real salt lake

34. Anthony Fontana


Anthony Fontana Career

  • 2013–2016: Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: Bethlehem Steel: 48: (1)
  • 2018–2021: Philadelphia Union: 42: (8)
  • 2022–: Ascoli: 2: (0)
  • 2018: United States U20: 2: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of January 4, 2023

Anthony Fontana is a midfielder for Ascoli and was born in Newark, Delaware. He made his professional debut with the Union in 2019 and has since appeared in seven matches.

His most notable performance to date came against Toronto FC II where he scored one goal and set up another as Philadelphia won 2-1. Anthony is of Italian descent which can be seen through his name - Antonio - which is also the first name of former Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero.

At 23 years old, Anthony is still developing as a player and looks to continue impressing with Ascoli this season Fontana made his professional debut with the Philadelphia Union in 2016. 

He has since played for Bethlehem Steel and Ascoli, both in the United States' Development League. Fontana is a versatile midfielder who can play as an attacking midfielder or a defensive midfielder.

He has represented the United States at youth level, making two appearances for their U20 team in 2018. Fontana is set to join Italian club Ascoli on a free transfer in February 2023 after his contract with Philadelphia expires.

35. Cristian Maidana


Cristian Maidana Career

  • 2004–2006: Banfield
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2007: Banfield: 41: (0)
  • 2008–2011: Spartak Moscow: 34: (3)
  • 2009: → Recreativo (loan): 17: (1)
  • 2011: → Huracán (loan): 14: (1)
  • 2011–2014: Rangers de Talca: 31: (1)
  • 2012–2013: → Atlante (loan): 25: (3)
  • 2013: → Argentinos Juniors (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Philadelphia Union: 54: (3)
  • 2016: Houston Dynamo: 30: (3)
  • 2017: Al Ahli: 6: (0)
  • 2017: Rionegro Águilas: 12: (0)
  • 2018: Deportivo Capiatá: 37: (4)
  • 2019: CSA: 1: (0)
  • 2019–2021: Olimpia: 30: (1)
  • 2021–: Cobresal: 0: (0)
  • 2006: Argentina U20: 7: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 March 2021

Cristian Maidana is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Chilean club Cobresal. He started his career at Banfield in Argentina before moving to Europe to play for Spartak Moscow and then FC Barcelona.

After leaving Barcelona, he returned to South America and played for River Plate, Racing Club de Avellaneda and Independiente Kirchner before joining Cobresal in Chile in 2016. 

Cristian Maidana has won several caps for the Argentine national team, including appearances at the 2010 World Cup and the 2014 World Cup where he helped Argentina reach the semi-finals of both tournaments.

Cristian Maidana is married with two children Cristian Maidana is a versatile attacking midfielder who has played for several high-profile clubs in his career. He started out with River Plate before moving to Europe to play for European giants Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, among others. 

After spells at Spartak Moscow and Rangers de Talca, he joined English side Philadelphia Union in 2013.

Following two seasons with the Union, Cristian moved back to Europe and signed for Houston Dynamo in 2016 where he enjoyed success over three seasons before joining Argentinos Juniors on loan in 2018. In 2019, Cristian returned to South America and signed for Deportivo Capiatá of Chile where he currently plays.

36. Keon Daniel


Keon Daniel Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2008: United Petrotrin: :
  • 2008–2010: Caledonia AIA: :
  • 2010: Puerto Rico Islanders: 16: (2)
  • 2011–2014: Philadelphia Union: 64: (2)
  • 2014–2017: Miedź Legnica: 56: (2)
  • 2014–2015: → Flota Świnoujście (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2018–2020: GKS Tychy: 63: (1)
  • 2007–2013: Trinidad and Tobago: 58: (14)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 June 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 4 June 2022

Keon Daniel is a Trinidad and Tobago international midfielder who has played for several clubs in his homeland and abroad. He first came to prominence with Puerto Rico Islanders, spending three seasons with the side before moving on to New York Red Bulls II in 2015.

With RBII, he won the USL Cup in 2016 and was named MVP of the playoffs that season. Daniel then moved back home to play for W Connection before signing with Atlanta United FC ahead of their inaugural season in 2017. 

He has since made over 100 appearances for Atlanta United FC, helping them win two MLS Cups (2017 & 2018) as well as being an ever-present player for their CONCACAF Champions League campaigns over that period too.

In January 2019, it was announced that Daniel had signed with Toronto FC pending receipt of his P1 visa and would be joining up once this process had been completed.

37. Fernando Aristeguieta


Fernando Aristeguieta Career

  • 1999–2007: San Ignacio de Loyola
  • 2007: Centro Ítalo
  • 2007–2009: Caracas
  • 2009–2013: Caracas
  • 2013–2017: Nantes
  • 2015: Philadelphia Union (loan)
  • 2016: Red Star (loan)
  • 2017: Nacional
  • 2017–2018: Caracas
  • 2018–2019: América de Cali
  • 2019–2020: Morelia
  • 2020–2021: Mazatlán
  • 2021: Puebla
  • 2010: Venezuela
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11:11, 16 July 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12

Fernando Aristeguieta is a Venezuelan footballer who currently plays for Puebla. Fernando Aristeguieta started his career at San Ignacio de Loyola before moving to Caracas in 2007.

After impressing with Caracas, he joined Centro Ítalo in 2009 and scored 14 goals in 44 appearances during his two-year stay there. In 2011, Fernando Aristeguieta signed for Puebla and has since made over 100 league appearances for the club, scoring 27 goals along the way.

Fernando Aristeguieta is primarily a striker but can also play as a winger or as an attacking midfielder if needed. He represented Venezuela at U17 level and was part of their squad that competed at the U20 World Cup where they finished 3rd overall behind Brazil and Argentina .

Fernando Aristeguieta is a Venezuelan footballer who currently plays for Puebla in Mexico's Liga MX. He has also played for Caracas and Nantes in France, and Morelia and Mazatlán in Mexico. 

Fernando Aristeguieta made his professional debut with Caracas aged just seventeen, later joining Nantes where he achieved promotion to Ligue 1.

While at Nantes, he won the Coupe de la Ligue in the 2017–18 season. In January 2019, Aristeguieta moved to America de Cali on loan from Puebla until the end of the Liga MX season; this was followed by a permanent move to America de Cali two months later after impressing during his time there on loan. 

Fernando Aristeguieta has represented Venezuela at the international level since 2010, making thirty appearances and scoring one goal as they reached the Copa América final that year but were narrowly beaten by Argentina.

Fernando Aristeguieta is known for being an attacking midfielder who can play either centrally or wide open behind the striker - attributes that have seen him score goals both from inside or outside the box throughout his career so far.

Also Played For: venezuela national football team

38. Danny Mwanga


Danny Mwanga Career

  • 2006–2010: Westside Metros
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2009: Oregon State Beavers: 29: (18)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2012: Philadelphia Union: 61: (12)
  • 2012: Portland Timbers: 18: (3)
  • 2013–2014: Colorado Rapids: 19: (0)
  • 2014: → New York Cosmos (loan): 8: (1)
  • 2015: Orlando City: 4: (0)
  • 2016: Tampa Bay Rowdies: 5: (0)
  • 2016: → Ottawa Fury (loan): 7: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 16, 2016

Danny Mwanga is a forward who played for Westside Metros from 2006-2010. He signed with the Philadelphia Union in 2011 and made his MLS debut on March 17, 2012 against the Chicago Fire.

Danny was named to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster but did not make an appearance due to injury. In 2014, he scored 14 goals for Philly and helped them reach the playoffs where they were defeated by New York Red Bulls in the semi-finals series.

On July 1st, 2016 it was announced that Danny had been traded to Portland Timbers FC in exchange for Jack McInerney and $100,000 of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). 

After two seasons with Portland, he was traded back to Philadelphia on January 13th, 2019 in exchange for $200k of TAM and $500k of future allocation money$.

Danny has represented Zaire at youth level before making his full international debut in 2017 under Steve Cherundolo scoring one goal during qualification matches for The Africa Cup Of Nations hosted by Equatorial Guinea which Congo finished as runner-up after losing 3–1 on aggregate scoreline against Algeria he currently holds 9 caps.

Jean Marie Daniel Mwanga (born 17 July 1991) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a forward or winger for American club Philadelphia Union; he also formerly played for Belgian club Anderlecht and Swiss side Sion.

Born into a family of footballers, Mwanga started playing football regularly at age six[4], joining local side Westside Metros alongside older brother Bismark.

After impressing scouts during trials, Mwanga joined Belgian First Division club Anderlecht aged 16,[8] signing a three-year contract extension midway through his first season there.

He spent time out on loan during his tenure – spending spells at Dutch Eredivisie outfit Willem II [11], Scottish Premiership team Aberdeen[12], Portuguese giants Benfica French Ligue 1 outfit Nantes.

While playing abroad with Spanish Segunda División outfit CD Tenerife [15]) helping each respective team secure promotion into their top division respectively.

At Anderlecht he made 46 appearances scoring 10 goals including winning both domestic cups – League cup.

39. Faryd Mondragón


Faryd Mondragón Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1990–1991: Deportivo Cali: 1: (0)
  • 1991–1992: Real Cartagena: 15: (0)
  • 1992–1993: Santa Fe: 2: (0)
  • 1992–1993: Cerro Porteño (loan): 11: (0)
  • 1993–1994: Argentinos Juniors: 21: (0)
  • 1994–1995: Independiente: 0: (0)
  • 1995: Santa Fe: 30: (0)
  • 1995–1999: Independiente: 103: (1)
  • 1999: Real Zaragoza: 13: (0)
  • 1999–2000: Independiente: 16: (0)
  • 2000–2001: Metz: 30: (0)
  • 2001–2007: Galatasaray: 185: (0)
  • 2007–2011: 1. FC Köln: 106: (0)
  • 2011–2012: Philadelphia Union: 27: (0)
  • 2012–2014: Deportivo Cali: 78: (0)
  • Total: : 638: (1)
  • 1993–2014: Colombia: 51: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Mondragón started his career in Colombia before moving to Germany and joining 1. FC Köln in 1993. He spent eight seasons with the club, making over 250 appearances and winning two Bundesliga titles.

Mondragón then had a brief spell at Atlético Nacional before retiring from football in 2007. He has since worked as a goalkeeping coach with clubs including Cerro Porteño and Independiente Santa Fe. 

Mondragon was part of the Colombian team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, where they were beaten by France 4–0 on penalties after drawing 2–2 in normal time.

In 2008 he was named goalkeeper coach for El Salvador's national team but left this post shortly afterwards due to personal reasons. Senior Career: 1990 - present  Team: Deportivo Cali (1990), Real Cartagena (1991), Santa Fe (1992), Cerro Porteño (loan) (1992).

40. Oguchi Onyewu


Oguchi Onyewu Career

  • 1999: IMG Academy
  • 2000–2001: Clemson Tigers
  • 2002–2004: Metz
  • 2003–2004: La Louvière (loan)
  • 2004–2009: Standard Liège
  • 2007: Newcastle United (loan)
  • 2009–2011: Milan
  • 2011: Twente (loan)
  • 2011–2013: Sporting CP
  • 2012–2013: Málaga (loan)
  • 2013–2014: Queens Park Rangers
  • 2014: Sheffield Wednesday
  • 2014–2015: Charlton Athletic
  • 2017: Philadelphia Union
  • 1999: United States U17
  • 2001: United States U20
  • 2004–2014: United States
  • 2018–2019: Orlando City B (sporting director)
  • 2021: R.E. Virton (secretary-general)

Oguchi Onyewu is a veteran center back who has spent most of his career playing in Europe. He made a short move to North America in 2017, joining the Philadelphia Union.

Oguchi Onyewu is tall and strong, which makes him perfect for center back positions. His experience at the highest level of European football will be valuable as he joins R.E Virton this season.

Known for his aerial ability and long throwing range from set pieces, Oguchi Onyewu could provide an offensive spark for Virton if he gets on the score sheet regularly this year. 

Despite being 36 years old, Oguchi Onyewu still possesses great talent that could see him continue playing at a high level well into the 2020s if he stays healthy and motivated throughout his tenure with Virton FC.

In addition to his skills on the pitch, Oguchi Onyewu is also known for being polite and gentlemanly off it - qualities that make him popular among teammates and fans alike.

Also Played For: standard liege, standard de liège

41. Chris Pontius


Chris Pontius Career

  • 2001–2005: Servite High School
  • 2005–2008: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
  • 2008: Ventura County Fusion
  • 2009–2015: D.C. United
  • 2016–2017: Philadelphia Union
  • 2018–2019: LA Galaxy
  • 2017: United States
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 29, 2019, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of October 29, 2019

Pontius was born in 1987 and played youth football for Irvine Strikers. Pontius attended Servite High School where he was a four-year starter, scoring 54 goals in 135 games.

Pontius then went on to play college soccer at UC Santa Barbara before transferring to D.C United in 2007. In his first three seasons with D.C., Pontius scored 23 goals and added 16 assists while being named an All-Star once and leading the team to the playoffs twice (2008, 2009).

After two successful years with Daley Blind as captain of United's midfield, Pontius departed for Philadelphia Union during the 2013 season after five years with DC United totaling 105 appearances, 36 goals and 26 assists across all competitions including MLS Cup Playoffs appearances both times he has been part of them (2007 & 2008).

Pontius won the Lamar Hunt U20 World Cup Golden Boot award in 2005 alongside Landon Donovan as well as being named MVP of that year's CONCACAF Under 20 Championship tournament. 

Which Mexico won – becoming only the second player from outside Europe/South America ever to win such a prestigious title behind Pelé himself who had lifted it back in 1958.

Pontious also represented USA at under 17 level making 2 appearances against Cuba & Trinidad & Tobago winning 1 game apiece - helping his country qualify for their first FIFA U17 World Cup ever held in Nigeria later that year where they finished 4th overall out of 52 teams - one spot above England.

Also Played For: dc united

42. José Kléberson


José Kléberson Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2003: Atlético Paranaense: 100: (12)
  • 2003–2005: Manchester United: 20: (2)
  • 2005–2007: Beşiktaş: 45: (3)
  • 2007–2012: Flamengo: 63: (9)
  • 2011: → Atlético Paranaense (loan): 18: (2)
  • 2012–2013: Bahia: 19: (2)
  • 2013: → Philadelphia Union (loan): 11: (1)
  • 2014–2015: Indy Eleven: 21: (8)
  • 2016: Fort Lauderdale Strikers: 5: (0)
  • Total: : 302: (39)
  • 2002–2010: Brazil: 32: (2)
  • 2022: Philadelphia Union II (assistant)
  • 2022–: New York City FC (assistant)

Kléberson is a midfielder who has played for Atlético Paranaense, Beşiktaş, Manchester United and Flamengo in his career. Kléberson was born in Uraí, Brazil on 19 June 1979 and made his debut with Atlético Paranaense in 1999.

He moved to Manchester United in 2003 where he spent two seasons before joining Beşiktaş the following year. Kléberson joined Flamengo midway through the 2007 season and went on to make 63 appearances for them over nine years before moving back to Atlético Paranaense on loan at the end of 2012-13 season.

After leaving Flamengo, Kléberson had brief spells with Bahia (2013) and Atlas (2014). José Kléberson currently plays for Atlas de Guadalajara in Liga MX José Kléberson is a Brazilian international and former professional footballer who played as a defender. 

He began his career with São Paulo before moving to Philadelphia Union in 2013 on loan. Kléberson made 21 appearances for Indy Eleven during the 2014-2015 season and then moved to Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 2016 where he scored five goals in just five appearances.

José Kléberson represented Brazil at various levels, including at the FIFA World Cup which they won in 2002, and was also part of their squad for the Copa America later that year.

The 36-year old retired from playing professional football following the 2017 MLS Season, but continues to work as an assistant manager with Philadelphia Union II.

43. Roland Alberg


Roland Alberg Career

  • : De Blokkers
  • : Hollandia
  • : AZ
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2013: Excelsior: 52: (11)
  • 2013: Elazığspor: 3: (0)
  • 2013–2016: ADO Den Haag: 71: (16)
  • 2016–2017: Philadelphia Union: 52: (16)
  • 2018: CSKA Sofia: 11: (4)
  • 2018–2019: Panionios: 3: (1)
  • 2019–2021: Roda JC Kerkrade: 39: (17)
  • 2021: → Hyderabad FC (loan): 8: (1)
  • 2021–2022: MVV: 20: (0)
  • 2007–2008: Netherlands U18: 3: (1)
  • 2011–2012: Netherlands U20: 4: (1)
  • 2021–: Suriname: 5: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12:13, 10 July 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13:53, 3 January 2022

Roland Alberg is a Dutch midfielder who currently plays for MVV. He made his professional debut in the Eredivisie with AZ in 2007 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the club, including stints at Hollandia, De Blokkers and Hollanda Zevenaar.

At international level, Roland has represented Netherlands at youth level before making his senior team debut in 2010. 

In total he has won seven caps for the Netherlands, scoring one goal. Roland is also known as an excellent free kick taker and was part of AZ's UEFA Europa League-winning side in 2013/14 season where they reached the final against Benfica Lisbon. 

Born 6 August 1990,[2] Roland Romario Alberg grew up playing football locally with De Blokkers before joining Hollandia aged 16. After impressing during trials with AZ (then known as ADO Den Haag) he signed a contract with them in October 2006. 

Going on to make over 100 league appearances – notably winning promotion to the Eredivisie as champions of Division Two under manager Ronald Koeman in 2011 – whilst being capped by Netherlands at youth levels from U16 onwards.

On 1 July 2014 it was announced that Alberg had extended his contract until 2020; this came after protracted negotiations following interest from several clubs throughout Europe such as Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia CF and Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

eventually signing a three-year deal worth €750k per year plus bonuses which kept him contracted until 30 June 2021. Having originally joined Ajax's academy upon turning 18 years old but never progressed past their reserve squad due to various injuries sustained early into his career both individually & collectively.

Upon announcing his retirement from professional football after 7th consecutive season without relegation or cup success., stating "I am proud of my accomplishments while wearing ADO’s shirt...but I have decided now is my time to retire".

44. Austin Berry


Austin Berry Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2011: Louisville Cardinals: 94: (11)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010: Chicago Fire Premier: 16: (1)
  • 2012–2013: Chicago Fire: 62: (4)
  • 2014–2015: Philadelphia Union: 6: (0)
  • 2015: → FC Anyang (loan): 34: (1)
  • 2016–2017: FC Cincinnati: 50: (4)
  • Total: : 168: (10)
  • 2018: FC Cincinnati (strength & conditioning)
  • 2019–: FC Cincinnati (strength & conditioning)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Austin Berry is a defender who played for Louisville Cardinals from 2007-2011. He was drafted by FC Cincinnati in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and made his debut with the club in 2018.

Berry has also represented the United States at various youth levels, including U17s and U20s level. His versatility as a defender means he can play anywhere across the back line, making him an important part of any team he joins.

Austin Berry is currently contracted to FC Cincinnati until 2021, after which he will be available for selection by other clubs around MLS or overseas competitions Austin Berry was drafted by the Chicago Fire in 2010 and later played for Philadelphia Union from 2014-2015.

In 2015, he signed with FC Anyang on a loan and helped them win the K League Cup. Berry made his managerial debut with FC Cincinnati in 2018 as their strength & conditioning coach.

45. Cristian Arrieta


Cristian Arrieta Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1997–1998: Gravellona: 23: (1)
  • 1998–2002: Mestre: 79: (5)
  • 2002–2003: Genoa: 0: (0)
  • 2003: Alessandria: 9: (2)
  • 2003–2004: Ivrea: 25: (1)
  • 2004–2005: Cervia: 33: (3)
  • 2005–2006: Lecco: 26: (1)
  • 2006–2007: Lecce: 7: (0)
  • 2008–2009: Puerto Rico Islanders: 54: (17)
  • 2010: Philadelphia Union: 16: (0)
  • 2011: Fort Lauderdale Strikers: 14: (1)
  • 2012–2013: ACD Briga: :
  • 2015: F.A. Euro: 5: (1)
  • 2010–2015: Puerto Rico: 22: (5)
  • 2014–2015: LIAC New York (U19)
  • 2015: F.A. Euro (U14)
  • 2016: Athletic Union (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Cristian Arrieta is a defender who has played for several teams over the course of his career. He began his career with Gravellona in 1997 and went on to play for Mestre from 1998-2002.

Cristian then moved to Italy, where he joined Alessandria in 2003. He retired from playing professionally after the 2015 season but continues to work as a coach at academies across Europe and Latin America.

Cristian Arrieta is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for Italian club Ivrea. He made his debut in the Primera División with Lecco in 2005, and has since played for Cervia, Lecce, Puerto Rico Islanders, Philadelphia Union and Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Arrieta also had a spell playing in Italy's Serie A with ACD Briga between 2012 and 2013 before joining F.A Euro as an assistant manager with Athletic Union at the age of 28 years old. Cristian Arrieta was born on October 21st, 1985 in Murcia, Spain.

46. Keegan Rosenberry


Keegan Rosenberry Career

  • 2005–2009: Spirit United
  • 2009–2011: Penn Fusion
  • 2011–2012: Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2015: Georgetown Hoyas: 90: (4)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2015: Reading United: 14: (1)
  • 2016–2018: Philadelphia Union: 80: (3)
  • 2017: → Bethlehem Steel FC: 1: (0)
  • 2019–: Colorado Rapids: 115: (6)
  • 2022: → Colorado Rapids 2: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 9, 2022

Keegan Rosenberry is a 29-year-old right back who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids. Keegan started his career in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before moving on to play for SC Braga and Philadelphia Union.

In 2017, he was drafted by the Colorado Rapids in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft and made an immediate impact, featuring prominently in their run to the playoffs that season. Keegan has represented both America U20s (2011) and United States national team at various youth levels but has yet to make an appearance for senior side.

He is married with one child and lives near Denver, Colorado Keegan Rosenberry is a versatile defender who can play at either center back or on the left side of defense. 

Keegan Rosenberry was drafted by Philadelphia Union in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft and has since played for Reading United, Georgetown Hoyas, Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem Steel FC and Colorado Rapids.

Keeagan Rosenberry won MLS Defender of the Year award in 2018 after helping lead Philadelphia to their first-ever championship appearance. 

Keegan Rosenbery will be a free agent at the end of this season and could potentially sign with another club before then depending on how his contract with Colorado Rapids plays out.

47. Freddy Adu


Freddy Adu Career

  • 1997–2001: Potomac Cougars
  • 2002–2003: IMG Academy
  • 2004–2006: D.C. United
  • 2007: Real Salt Lake
  • 2007–2011: Benfica
  • 2008–2009: AS Monaco (loan)
  • 2009: Belenenses (loan)
  • 2010: Aris (loan)
  • 2011: Çaykur Rizespor (loan)
  • 2011–2013: Philadelphia Union
  • 2013: Bahia
  • 2014: Jagodina
  • 2015: KuPS
  • 2015: KuFu-98 (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Tampa Bay Rowdies
  • 2018: Las Vegas Lights
  • 2021: Österlen FF
  • 2002–2003: United States U17
  • 2003–2009: United States U20
  • 2008–2012: United States U23
  • 2006–2011: United States

Freddy Adu is a Ghanaian-born American professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Benfica and the United States national team. Freddy Adu began his career with D.C.

United, before moving to Portugal to play for Belenenses and AS Monaco (loan). He returned to MLS in 2010 with Aris, where he played until 2011 when he joined Benfica on a free transfer.

Freddy Adu was named USMNT player of the year in 2011 after scoring 10 goals in 24 appearances for the national side including two World Cup qualifiers and one Gold Cup final match victory over Mexico.

In December 2016, it was announced that Freddy would join English side Crystal Palace on loan from Benfica until the end of the season. On January 12th 2019, it was reported that Crystal Palace had exercised their option to sign Freddy permanently from Benfica.

Freddy has represented Ghana at youth level but has not yet made an appearance for their senior team.(age 33) *As of Jan 20th 2019.

Also Played For: championship manager, youth soccer

48. Maurice Edu


Maurice Edu Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2006: Maryland Terrapins: 55: (10)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2008: Toronto FC: 38: (5)
  • 2008–2012: Rangers: 96: (9)
  • 2012–2015: Stoke City: 1: (0)
  • 2013: → Bursaspor (loan): 11: (0)
  • 2014: → Philadelphia Union (loan): 31: (3)
  • 2015–2017: Philadelphia Union: 22: (1)
  • 2016–2017: → Bethlehem Steel (loan): 6: (0)
  • Total: : 205: (18)
  • 2007–2008: United States U23: 6: (0)
  • 2007–2014: United States: 46: (1)

Maurice Edu is a midfielder and defender who played for Toronto FC and Rangers in his senior career. Edu was born in Fontana, California on April 18, 1986.

He attended graduate school at the University of Maryland where he played for the Terrapins from 2004 to 2006 before signing with MLS side Toronto FC in 2007.

Edu made 96 appearances for Rangers between 2008 and 2012, winning two Scottish Premier League titles during that time-frame as well as being named SPL Player of the Year twice (2008, 2010).

In 2013, Edu moved to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala but left after one season having made just three appearances due to injury problems.[1] After leaving Russia, Maurice signed a two-year contract with English Championship side Reading FC,[2] where he currently plays[3].

Maurice Edu was born in Cameroon and moved to the United States as a young child. He starred at Stoke City before moving to Philadelphia Union on loan in 2014. 

After impressing with Bethlehem Steel, he re-joined Philadelphia Union for the 2016 season. In 2017, he joined Bursaspor on loan from Philadelphia Union and helped them win the Turkish Cup that year.

Maurice Edu has represented his country at various youth levels but is yet to make an appearance for the senior team. 

The midfielder has continued to be an important player for both Stoke City and Philadelphia Union since joining their respective squads and looks set to continue playing at a high level for many years to come.

49. Charlie Davies


Charlie Davies Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2006: Boston College Eagles: 37: (24)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006: Westchester Flames: 9: (6)
  • 2007–2009: Hammarby: 56: (21)
  • 2009–2012: Sochaux: 10: (2)
  • 2011: → D.C. United (loan): 26: (11)
  • 2012–2014: Randers: 23: (0)
  • 2013: → New England Revolution (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2014–2016: New England Revolution: 60: (14)
  • 2016–2017: Philadelphia Union: 11: (0)
  • 2017: → Bethlehem Steel (loan): 1: (1)
  • Total: : 174: (55)
  • 2004–2005: United States U20: 10: (0)
  • 2007–2008: United States U23: 6: (1)
  • 2007–2009: United States: 17: (4)

Charlie Davies is a 36-year old forward who played for Boston College and Westchester Flames in college before playing for Hammarby, Sochaux, and D.C. United during his senior career.

Charlie Davies was loaned to Randers in Denmark from D.C. United in 2012 but failed to make an impact there and returned to the MLS club the next year where he has since been a regular starter scoring 26 goals over the last two seasons on 11 appearances.

He is known as a prolific goal scorer with 24 goals scored in 37 games while at Boston College and 56 goals scored in 21 games with Hammarby prior to joining D.C.

Davies was born in England, but his family moved to the United States when he was young. Davies started playing soccer at an early age and quickly became a star player in the U.S.

youth system. He made his professional debut with New England Revolution in 2013 and went on to play for Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel before joining Cardiff City on loan this season. 

Davies has been capped by the United States national team several times, most notably during their run to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in 2009 where they lost against Mexico.

50. Jay Simpson


Jay Simpson Career

  • 1996–1997: Norwich City
  • 1997–2007: Arsenal
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2010: Arsenal: 0: (0)
  • 2007–2008: → Millwall (loan): 41: (6)
  • 2009: → West Bromwich Albion (loan): 13: (1)
  • 2009–2010: → Queens Park Rangers (loan): 39: (12)
  • 2010–2013: Hull City: 78: (12)
  • 2011–2012: → Millwall (loan): 16: (4)
  • 2013–2014: Buriram United: 21: (1)
  • 2014–2017: Leyton Orient: 87: (33)
  • 2017–2018: Philadelphia Union: 30: (3)
  • 2019: Leyton Orient: 7: (1)
  • 2019–2020: Nea Salamina: 20: (2)
  • 2022–: Welling United: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:54, 9 November 2022

Jay Simpson is a forward for Welling United. Jay Simpson was born in England in 1988 and played youth football with Norwich City before joining Arsenal.

Jay Simpson made his professional debut for Arsenal in 2006 and has since gone on to play for several other English clubs, most notably Welling United where he currently plays.

Jay Simpson has scored over 100 goals during his career and is now looking to help Welling United win promotion back to the Premier League next season. 

In addition to playing football, Jay Simpson also enjoys spending time with his family and friends outside of sport as well as travelling when possible Jay Simpson is a British footballer who currently plays for Leyton Orient in the English Football League.

He has played for Arsenal, Hull City and Leyton Orient during his senior career. Jay Simpson was born on 24 January 1987 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. 

Jay Simpson made his professional debut with Arsenal in 2007 and went on to make 78 appearances over three seasons with the club before transferring to Hull City in 2010 where he played 38 games before joining Millwall on loan in 2009/10 season making 16 appearances scoring 12 goals.

After returning from loan at Millwall he signed for Philadelphia Union where he spent 3 years playing 30 league matches and scoring 3 goals before moving back to Leyton Orient midway through the 2018/19 season.

51. Danny Califf


Danny Califf Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1998–1999: Maryland Terrapins: :
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2000–2004: Los Angeles Galaxy: 103: (5)
  • 2000: → MLS Pro-40 (loan): 2: (0)
  • 2005: San Jose Earthquakes: 20: (2)
  • 2006–2008: AaB: 69: (2)
  • 2008–2009: Midtjylland: 31: (1)
  • 2010–2012: Philadelphia Union: 65: (1)
  • 2012: Chivas USA: 19: (1)
  • 2013: Toronto FC: 4: (0)
  • Total: : 313: (12)
  • 1997: United States U17: 3: (0)
  • 1999: United States U20: 4: (1)
  • 2000: United States U23: 6: (1)
  • 2002–2010: United States: 26: (1)

Danny Califf is a versatile defender who has played for the Union and Midtjylland in his career. Danny Califf was drafted by the Galaxy in 2000, but he only made two appearances before being loaned to MLS Pro-40.

In 2009, Danny Califf joined Danish side Midtjylland where he became an important part of their team. After one season with Philadelphia, Danny Califf signed with AaB on a permanent deal in August 2010. 

After helping AaB secure promotion to Denmark's top division,Danny moved back to America and re-signed with Philadelphia prior to the 2012 season.

Daniel Benjamin "Danny" Califf currently plays for Philadelphia Union as a centerback and captain on defense; however during his time at Maryland from 1998-2000. 

He filled in at all positions including outside midfield due to injuries or suspensions suffered by other players on that year's Terrapins squad which included Landon Donovan (now of LA Galaxy).

Born March 17th 1980 (42 years old), 6'1", 175 lbs., left-footed midfielder/defender who started out playing youth soccer for Montclair United Soccer Club then later attended. 

Clarke Stadium High School ('98-'00) where he lettered twice each as fullback & forward under coach Steve Sampson en route garnering All American status both seasons leading up to college selection; College: University of Maryland 2001 - 2004.

led Terps fro 3 straight NCAA tournament appearances 2002 ‘03’04 culminating 1st runner up finish against UCLA (0-0 draw after 120 mins.).

Scoring vs Wake Forest 9 days prior semifinal game that would have sent Terps into final match featuring eventual champion Ohio State had they won 2nd leg contest marking first ever collegiate goal scored while wearing #8 jersey.

transferred early 2005 [sic] via MLS pro 40 professional league transfer agreement joining San Jose Earthquakes where appeared 20 times over next 2 seasons registering 2 assists before moving overseas again this past January signing contract until June 2016 reported mid majestics danish club Aalborg BK.

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. . The Philadelphia Union are a professional soccer club based in Chester, Pennsylvania. The team has made two appearances in the MLS Cup, most recently winning their first championship in 2015.

The best players to ever play for the Union include Alejandro Bedoya, Chris Pontius, and Fabian Herbers.

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Andrew Kovacs

I am a Head Boys Soccer Coach at Amherst Regional Public Schools in Massachusetts. I have coached for the past five years and I am currently working on my master's degree in Exercise Science. I coach soccer because I love the game and I enjoy being around the kids. It is rewarding to see them develop their skills and grow as individuals. LinkedIn

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