Philadelphia Union 2017 Roster

This roster composition page reflects players that the league has received ALL paperwork for (ITC, Visas, federation registration, etc.) in order to be officially added to a team’s 2017 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of April 21, 2017.

Alberg, Roland10MSeniorSRINTL 
Ayuk, Eric30MSeniorSR, On loanOLINTLOn loanOL
Bedoya, Alejandro11MSeniorSRDP 
Blake, Andre18GKSeniorSRINTL 
Carroll, Brian7MSeniorSR  
Creavalle, Warren2MSeniorSR  
Davies, Charlies9FSeniorSR  
Edu, Maurice8MSeniorSRDP 
Elliot, Jack3DReserveRESINTL 
Epps, Marcus20MReserveRES  
Fabinho, 33DSeniorSR  
Gaddis, Raymon28DSeniorSR  
Herbers, Fabian14MSupplementalSUPINTL, GA 
Jones, Derrick21MReserveRESHG 
Jones, Aaron19DReserveRES, On loanOLINTLOn loanOL
Marquez, Richard16DSeniorSR  
McCarthy, John23GKSeniorSR  
Medunjanin, Haris6MSeniorSRINTL 
Najem, Adam24MReserveRESHG 
Onyewu, Oguchi5DSeniorSR  
Pereira Dias Junior, Ilson25MSeniorSRINTL 
Picault, Fabrice22MSeniorSR  
Pontius, Chris13MSeniorSR  
Rosenberry, Keegan12DSeniorSR  
Sapong, CJ17FSeniorSR  
Simpson, Jay27FSeniorSRINTL 
Tribbet, Ken4DSupplementalSUP  
Trusty, Auston26DReserveRESHG 
Wijnaldum, Giliano32DSupplementalSUPINTL 
Yaro, Josh15DSupplementalSUP, Disabled ListDLINTL, GADisabled ListDL
30 of 30 spots filled

"R.S." = Roster Status, "CAT" = Player Category

"SR" = Senior Roster, "SUP" = Supplmental Roster, "RES" = Supplmental Roster, "OL" = On loan, "DP" = Designated Player, "YDP" = Young Designated Player", "INTL" = International Player, "HG" = Homegrown Player, "GA" = Generation adidas, "GA-C" = Generation adidas Canada, "SL" = "Disabled List", "SEI" = "Season-Ending Injury", "SPND" = "Suspended"

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1Alberg, RolandINTL
2Ayuk, EricINTL
3Bedoya, AlejandroDP
4Blake, AndreINTL
5Carroll, Brian
6Creavalle, Warren
7Davies, Charlies
8Edu, MauriceDP
10Gaddis, Raymon
11Marquez, Richard
12McCarthy, John
13Medunjanin, HarisINTL
14Onyewu, Oguchi
15Pereira Dias Junior, IlsonINTL
16Picault, Fabrice
17Pontius, Chris
18Rosenberry, Keegan
19Sapong, CJ
20Simpson, JayINTL
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Herbers, FabianINTL, GA
22Tribbet, Ken
23Wijnaldum, GilianoINTL
24Yaro, JoshINTL, GA
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Elliot, JackINTL
26Epps, Marcus
27Jones, AaronINTL
28Najem, AdamHG
29Jones, DerrickHG
30Trusty, AustonHG
Designated Players
1Bedoya, Alejandro
2Edu, Maurice
International slots
1Alberg, Roland
2Blake, Andre
3Elliot, Jack
4Herbers, Fabian
5Medunjanin, Haris
6Pereira Dias Junior, Ilson
7Simpson, Jay
8Wijnaldum, Giliano
International players that don't count against slots
LAyuk, EricOn loanOL
LJones, AaronOn loanOL
IYaro, JoshDisabled ListDL
Unavailable Players
Ayuk, EricOn loanOL
Jones, AaronOn loanOL
Season-ending Injury List

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  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
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