Kevin Kinkead of CrossingBroad.com took to Twitter on Saturday to report that the Union are seeking to pull off a trade for one of the top three picks in Friday’s SuperDraft, to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philly, and are prepared to part with both General and Targeted Allocation Money in order to do so.
Sources: Philadelphia Union looking to trade into the first round of Friday's SuperDraft, looking to package GAM and TAM for a top-three selection.— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) January 13, 2018
LAFC, the LA Galaxy and D.C. United hold the top three selections this year, in that order. At present the Union have no picks in the first two rounds, holding only the No. 8 and No. 9 selections in Round 3 and the No. 8 spot in Round 4.
The Union have been active SuperDraft movers in the past. In 2016 Philly traded up to acquire the second overall pick from Colorado in addition to their own No. 3 selection, and used the two slots to grab defenders Josh Yaro (pictured above, with sporting director Earnie Stewart and head coach Jim Curtin) and Keegan Rosenberry.