FOR EMBED: Union's Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin with Josh Yaro

Report: Philadelphia Union seek to trade TAM, GAM for top-3 SuperDraft pick

Are the Philadelphia Union pining for one of the premier prospects in this year’s MLS SuperDraft? That appears to be the case, should a local journalist’s report prove accurate.

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.

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.

In 2014 the Union sent allocation money and the No. 2 pick to D.C. in order to move up to the top slot, which they used to select Andre Blake, their current starting goalkeeper.

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