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 November 20, 2017.

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30-man Active Roster (Spots 1-30) # POS ROSTER STATUSR.S. PLAYER CATEGORYCAT. 2018 STATUS
Alberg, Roland 10 M SeniorSR INTL  
Ayuk, Eric 30 M SeniorSR, On loanOL INTL On loanOL
Bedoya, Alejandro 11 M SeniorSR DP  
Blake, Andre 18 GK SeniorSR INTL  
Carroll, Brian 7 M SeniorSR    
Creavalle, Warren 2 M SeniorSR    
Davies, Charlies 9 F SeniorSR    
Edu, Maurice 8 M SeniorSR DP  
Elliot, Jack 3 D ReserveRES INTL  
Epps, Marcus 20 M ReserveRES    
Fabinho 33 D SeniorSR    
Gaddis, Raymon 28 D SeniorSR    
Herbers, Fabian 14 M SupplementalSUP GA  
Jones, Derrick 21 M ReserveRES HG  
Jones, Aaron 19 D ReserveRES, On loanOL INTL On loanOL
Marquez, Richard 16 D SeniorSR    
McCarthy, John 23 GK SeniorSR    
Medunjanin, Haris 6 M SeniorSR INTL  
Najem, Adam 24 M ReserveRES HG  
Onyewu, Oguchi 5 D SeniorSR    
Pereira Dias Junior, Ilson 25 M SeniorSR INTL  
Picault, Fabrice 22 M SeniorSR    
Pontius, Chris 13 M SeniorSR    
Rosenberry, Keegan 12 D SeniorSR    
Sapong, CJ 17 F SeniorSR    
Simpson, Jay 27 F SeniorSR INTL  
Tribbet, Ken 4 D SupplementalSUP    
Trusty, Auston 26 D ReserveRES HG  
Wijnaldum, Giliano 32 D SupplementalSUP INTL  
Yaro, Josh 15 D SupplementalSUP GA  
30 of 30 spots filled
Players that do not count against the 30-man active roster
McGuire, Jake   GK On loanOL Loaned to: USLOL: USL  

"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)
1 Alberg, Roland INTL
2 Ayuk, Eric INTL
3 Bedoya, Alejandro DP
4 Blake, Andre INTL
5 Carroll, Brian  
6 Creavalle, Warren  
7 Davies, Charlies  
8 Edu, Maurice DP
9 Fabinho  
10 Gaddis, Raymon  
11 Marquez, Richard  
12 McCarthy, John  
13 Medunjanin, Haris INTL
14 Onyewu, Oguchi  
15 Pereira Dias Junior, Ilson INTL
16 Picault, Fabrice  
17 Pontius, Chris  
18 Rosenberry, Keegan  
19 Sapong, CJ  
20 Simpson, Jay INTL
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21 Herbers, Fabian GA
22 Tribbet, Ken  
23 Wijnaldum, Giliano INTL
24 Yaro, Josh GA
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25 Elliot, Jack INTL
26 Epps, Marcus  
27 Jones, Aaron INTL
28 Najem, Adam HG
29 Jones, Derrick HG
30 Trusty, Auston HG
Designated Players
1 Bedoya, Alejandro  
2 Edu, Maurice  
International slots
1 Alberg, Roland  
2 Blake, Andre  
3 Elliot, Jack  
4 Medunjanin, Haris  
5 Pereira Dias Junior, Ilson  
6 Simpson, Jay  
7 Wijnaldum, Giliano  
 8  TRADED SLOT TO:
CLB on 8/10/17 (until 12/31/17)
 
International players that don't count against slots
L Ayuk, Eric On loanOL
L Jones, Aaron On loanOL
Unavailable Players
Ayuk, Eric On loanOL
Jones, Aaron On loanOL
McGuire, Jake Loaned to: USLOL: USL
Season-ending Injury List

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Notes

  • 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.
  • All roster rules and regulations