2011 Philadelphia Union season

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Philadelphia Union
2011 season
Owner Keystone Sports & Entertainment
Manager Peter Nowak
Stadium PPL Park (18,500)
Major League Soccer Eastern Conference: 3rd
Overall Table: 8th
MLS Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals
U.S. Open Cup Did not qualify
Top goalscorer Sébastien Le Toux (11)
Highest home attendance 19,178 v Toronto FC
October 15, 2011
Lowest home attendance 15,149 v Seattle Sounders FC
April 16, 2011
Average home league attendance 18,259
10 sellouts
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2011 Philadelphia Union season was the second season of the team's existence.

Background[edit]

At the end of the 2010 season, Philadelphia was 7th in the Eastern Conference, which unfortunately was not enough to get them into the MLS Playoffs. During the off-season, the team lost Fred, Seitz, Salinas, and Moreno through re-entry and expansion drafts. The Union did acquire 2 new players before the 2011 SuperDraft in January: one through trade (Brian Carroll from Columbus Crew[1]) and their first homegrown player (Zach Pfeffer[2]). In the MLS SuperDraft, Philadelphia had selected three new players for the team: Zac MacMath (GK from University of Maryland and 5th pick overall), Michael Farfan (M from University of North Carolina, 23rd overall) and Levi Houapeu (F from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 41st overall).[3] During the Supplemental Draft, the Union picked up another 3 players: Ryan Richter (MF/F), Josh Walburn (D) and Matt Marcin (MF).[4]

Shortly after the SuperDraft, the team released MF Toni Ståhl, who had only played a handful of minutes with the team in 2010, and was sent off in the first game of the season with 2 yellow cards.[5] Toward the end of January, Philadelphia released their other goalie from the 2010 season, Brad Knighton.[6]

On 20 January, Philadelphia introduced two new players: Colombians Faryd Mondragón (GK) and Carlos Valdés (D). Mondragón had recently come from playing with F.C. Cologne in the German Bundesliga, and has at least 50 caps with the Colombian National Team. Valdés comes from Club Independiente Santa Fe in the Colombian First Division, where he served as captain before coming to Philadelphia.[7]

On 11 January, the Union became the 13th team in the MLS to gain a shirt sponsor. Bimbo Bakeries USA will sponsor the team in exchange for 12 million USD (three million for four years).[8][9] Bimbo Bakeries has sponsored other teams in Mexico and Costa Rica, but this is their first time in the MLS.

Review[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Philadelphia Union will play their first pre-season game against the U-17 US Men National Team on 6 February. They will then play two friendlies against university teams, University of South Florida and University of Central Florida, on 10 February and 13 February respectively. Their last pre-season game in Orlando will be against Orlando City, a new team in the USL Professional Division, on 19 February.[10]

The club announced the signing of former MLS Most Valuable Player Carlos Ruiz on 22 February.

March[edit]

Philadelphia Union's first game will be away against Houston Dynamo on 19 March. Their first home game at PPL Park will be against the Vancouver Whitecaps on 26 March.[11]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

Match results[edit]

      Win       Loss       Tie

Pre-season Friendlies[edit]

MLS Regular Season[edit]

The Union are 11-8-15 overall, 7-1-9 at home, 4-7-6 on the road.

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

MLS Reserve League[edit]

The Union Reserves are 2-7-1 overall, 2-3-0 at home, 0-4-1 on the road.

League table[edit]

Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4
3 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8
4 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
6 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
7 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
8 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23
9 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

  • ^Note 1 - The top three clubs in each conference are guaranteed spots in the 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals. The other four clubs in the playoffs enter via-wild card entrees, regardless of their conference, based on their overall standings in a single table.

Overall

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals, 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
6 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4
7 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
8 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
9 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
10 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
11 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
12 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
13 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
14 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
15 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
16 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23
17 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield; (E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (W1) = Western Conference champion
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
34 48 11 8 15 44 36 +8 7 1 9 24 18 +6 4 7 6 20 18 +2

Last updated: October 20, 2011
Source: [19]
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A H H H A H A H A A H A H H A A A A H A H H A H H H A H A A H A
Result W W L W T W L T L W W T T L T W T T W L T T T L L T T W T W T W T L
Position 5 3 3 3 2 2 3 4 6 3 2 2 3 5 5 4 4 6 4 5 5 6 5 6 8 8 8 8 8 6 7 4 5 8

Last updated: October 20, 2011.
Source: MLS Results & League table
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Squad information[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of September 23, 2011.[20]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Colombia GK Faryd Mondragón (captain)
2 England DF Joe Tait
3 Colombia DF Juan Diego González
4 United States DF Danny Califf (vice-captain)
5 Colombia DF Carlos Valdés
6 Brazil MF Stefani Miglioranzi
7 United States MF Brian Carroll
8 Colombia MF Roger Torres (on loan from América de Cali)
9 France FW Sébastien Le Toux
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Danny Mwanga
11 United States MF Freddy Adu
12 Ivory Coast FW Levi Houapeu
13 United States MF Kyle Nakazawa
14 United States MF Amobi Okugo
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Gabriel Farfan
16 Serbia FW Veljko Paunović
17 Trinidad and Tobago MF Keon Daniel
18 United States GK Zac MacMath
19 United States FW Jack McInerney
21 United States MF Michael Farfan
22 United States MF Justin Mapp
23 United States MF Ryan Richter
24 Trinidad and Tobago GK Thorne Holder
25 United States DF Sheanon Williams
26 United States MF Morgan Langley
27 United States MF Zach Pfeffer
31 United States GK Chase Harrison

Squad breakdown[edit]

Ages are as of March 19, 2011 (the date of their season opener).

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Signed From
Goalkeepers
1 Faryd Mondragón Colombia GK (1971-06-21) June 21, 1971 (age 43) Germany Cologne
18 Zac MacMath United States GK (1991-08-07) August 7, 1991 (age 23) United States University of Maryland
24 Thorne Holder Trinidad and Tobago GK (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986 (age 28) United States F.C. New York
31 Chase Harrison United States GK (1984-04-02) April 2, 1984 (age 30) United States Harrisburg City Islanders
Defenders
2 Joe Tait England CB (1990-02-04) February 4, 1990 (age 24) United States Dayton Dutch Lions
3 Juan Diego González Colombia CB (1980-09-22) September 22, 1980 (age 33) Colombia Deportivo Pereira
4 Danny Califf United States CB (1980-03-17) March 17, 1980 (age 34) Denmark Midtjylland
5 Carlos Valdés Colombia CB (1985-05-22) May 22, 1985 (age 29) Colombia Santa Fe
25 Sheanon Williams United States RB (1990-03-17) March 17, 1990 (age 24) United States Harrisburg City Islanders
Midfielders
6 Stefani Miglioranzi Brazil CM/DM (1977-09-20) September 20, 1977 (age 36) United States Los Angeles Galaxy
7 Brian Carroll United States CM/DM (1981-07-20) July 20, 1981 (age 33) United States Columbus Crew
8 Roger Torres Colombia AM (1991-07-13) July 13, 1991 (age 23) Colombia América de Cali
11 Freddy Adu United States AM (1989-06-02) June 2, 1989 (age 25) Portugal Benfica
13 Kyle Nakazawa United States CM (1988-03-16) March 16, 1988 (age 26) United States UCLA
14 Amobi Okugo United States CM/DM (1991-03-13) March 13, 1991 (age 23) United States UCLA
15 Gabriel Farfan United States CM/DM (1988-06-23) June 23, 1988 (age 26) Mexico Club América
17 Keon Daniel Trinidad and Tobago LW/RW (1987-01-16) January 16, 1987 (age 27) Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders
21 Michael Farfan United States LW/RW (1988-06-23) June 23, 1988 (age 26) United States University of North Carolina
22 Justin Mapp United States LW/RW (1984-10-18) October 18, 1984 (age 29) United States Chicago Fire
23 Ryan Richter United States CM/LB (1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 25) United States La Salle University
26 Morgan Langley United States LW/RW (1989-07-09) July 9, 1989 (age 25) United States Harrisburg City Islanders
27 Zach Pfeffer United States AM (1995-01-06) January 6, 1995 (age 19) United States FC Delco
Forwards
9 Sébastien Le Toux France ST/AM (1984-01-10) January 10, 1984 (age 30) United States Seattle Sounders
10 Danny Mwanga Democratic Republic of the Congo ST (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 23) United States Oregon State University
12 Levi Houapeu Ivory Coast ST (1989-06-22) June 22, 1989 (age 25) United States UMBC
16 Veljko Paunović Serbia ST/AM (1977-08-21) August 21, 1977 (age 37) Unattached
19 Jack McInerney United States ST (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 22) United States Cobb Soccer Club

Last updated: September 23, 2011.
Source: Philadelphia Union

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are from all MLS league matches.

Nat No Player Pos Apps Starts G A Booked Red card Acquired Salary
 USA 2 HarveyJordan Harvey* DF 16 16 0 1 4 1 Expansion Draft $63,125
 ENG 2 TaitJoe Tait DF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $42,000
 COL 3 GonzálezJuan Diego González DF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $193,462
 USA 4 CaliffDanny Califf DF 33 33 1 0 4 0 Signed $250,000
 COL 5 ValdésCarlos Valdés DF 32 32 1 1 8 0 Signed $180,000
 BRA 6 MiglioranziStefani Miglioranzi MF 17 11 0 0 1 0 Expansion Draft $153,125
 USA 7 CarrollBrian Carroll MF 30 30 1 0 5 0 Trade $160,000
 COL 8 TorresRoger Torres MF 25 9 3 2 1 0 On Loan $108,725
 FRA 9 Le TouxSébastien Le Toux FW 34 34 11 9 0 0 Expansion Draft $179,000
 COD 10 MwangaDanny Mwanga FW 28 13 5 4 4 0 SuperDraft $226,250 (GA)
 USA 11 AduFreddy Adu MF 11 6 2 0 0 0 Signed $594,884 (DP)
 CIV 12 HouapeuLevi Houapeu FW 0 0 0 0 0 0 SuperDraft $32,604
 USA 12 AgorsorChris Agorsor* FW 0 0 0 0 0 0 Weighted lottery $42,000
 USA 13 NakazawaKyle Nakazawa MF 22 14 1 3 1 0 SuperDraft $44,000
 USA 14 OkugoAmobi Okugo MF 15 10 0 0 2 0 SuperDraft $168,000 (GA)
 USA 15 FarfanGabriel Farfan MF 22 18 1 2 1 0 Signed $42,000
 SER 16 PaunovićVeljko Paunović FW 17 16 3 3 1 0 Signed $90,000
 TRI 17 DanielKeon Daniel MF 18 9 1 2 1 0 Signed $46,410
 USA 19 McInerneyJack McInerney FW 18 5 1 0 1 1 SuperDraft $135,417 (GA)
 GUA 20 RuizCarlos Ruiz* FW 14 13 6 0 2 0 Signed $306,671
 USA 21 FarfanMichael Farfan MF 21 13 2 3 1 0 SuperDraft $79,500
 USA 22 MappJustin Mapp MF 29 24 3 4 1 0 Trade $183,333
 USA 23 HouapeuRyan Richter MF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Supplemental Draft $32,604
 USA 25 WilliamsSheanon Williams DF 32 32 1 3 4 1 Signed $42,000
 USA 26 LangleyMorgan Langley MF 1 1 0 0 0 0 Signed N/A
 USA 27 PfefferZach Pfeffer MF 3 2 0 0 0 0 Signed $65,000 (HG)
44 35 46 3

* = Not currently part of team.

|} Last updated: October 20, 2011
Source: Philadelphia Union

Goalkeepers[edit]

Nat No Player Apps Starts Record GA GAA SO Acquired Salary
 COL 1 MondragónFaryd Mondragón 27 27 8-8-11 28 1.04 7 Signed $396,667
 USA 18 MacMathZac MacMath 8 7 3-0-4 8 1.00 3 SuperDraft $125,000 (GA)
 TRI 24 HolderThorne Holder 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 Signed $42,000
 USA 31 HolderChase Harrison 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 Signed N/A
35 34 11-8-15 36 1.03 10

* = Not currently part of team.

|} Last updated: October 20, 2011
Source: Philadelphia Union

MLS Cup Playoffs Squad information[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are from all MLS Cup Playoffs matches.

Nat No Player Pos Apps Starts G A Booked Red card Acquired Salary
 ENG 2 TaitJoe Tait DF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $42,000
 COL 3 GonzálezJuan Diego González DF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $193,462
 USA 4 CaliffDanny Califf DF 2 2 0 0 0 0 Signed $250,000
 COL 5 ValdésCarlos Valdés DF 2 2 0 0 1 0 Signed $180,000
 BRA 6 MiglioranziStefani Miglioranzi MF 1 1 0 0 1 0 Expansion Draft $153,125
 USA 7 CarrollBrian Carroll MF 2 2 0 0 1 0 Trade $160,000
 COL 8 TorresRoger Torres MF 2 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $108,725
 FRA 9 Le TouxSébastien Le Toux FW 2 2 1 0 0 0 Expansion Draft $179,000
 COD 10 MwangaDanny Mwanga FW 1 1 0 0 0 0 SuperDraft $226,250
 USA 11 AduFreddy Adu MF 2 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $594,884
 USA 13 NakazawaKyle Nakazawa MF 0 0 0 0 0 0 SuperDraft $44,000
 USA 14 OkugoAmobi Okugo MF 0 0 0 0 0 0 SuperDraft $168,000
 USA 15 FarfanGabriel Farfan MF 2 2 0 0 2 0 Signed $42,000
 SER 16 PaunovićVeljko Paunović FW 1 1 0 0 0 0 Signed $90,000
 TRI 17 DanielKeon Daniel MF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $46,410
 USA 19 McInerneyJack McInerney FW 2 1 0 0 0 0 SuperDraft $135,417
 USA 21 FarfanMichael Farfan MF 2 2 0 1 0 0 SuperDraft $79,500
 USA 22 MappJustin Mapp MF 2 1 0 0 0 0 Trade $183,333
 USA 23 HouapeuRyan Richter MF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Supplemental Draft $32,604
 USA 25 WilliamsSheanon Williams DF 2 2 0 0 1 0 Signed $42,000
 USA 26 LangleyMorgan Langley MF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Signed N/A
 USA 27 PfefferZach Pfeffer MF 0 0 0 0 0 0 Signed $65,000
1 1 5 0

Last updated: November 3, 2011.
Source: Philadelphia Union

Goalkeepers[edit]

Nat No Player Apps Starts Record GA GAA SO Acquired Salary
 COL 1 MondragónFaryd Mondragón 2 2 0-2-0 3 2.00 0 Signed $396,667
 USA 18 MacMathZac MacMath 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 SuperDraft $125,000
 TRI 24 HolderThorne Holder 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 Signed $42,000
2 2 0-2-0 3 1.50 0

Last updated: November 3, 2011.
Source: Philadelphia Union

Recognition[edit]

MLS Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Stats
September France Sébastien Le Toux 7G

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Stats
11 United States Justin Mapp 2G (11', 61')

MLS Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Player Report
10 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz [5]
18 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz [6]
20 Colombia Roger Torres [7]

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Player Report
1 United States Danny Califf [8]
2 United States Brian Carroll [9]
7 United States Sheanon Williams
Colombia Carlos Valdés
Trinidad and Tobago Keon Daniel
[10]
10 United States Justin Mapp [11]
11 United States Justin Mapp [12]
16 United States Sheanon Williams [13]
18 France Sébastien Le Toux
United States Justin Mapp
Colombia Carlos Valdés
[14]
28 United States Michael Farfan [15]
29 France Sébastien Le Toux
United States Michael Farfan
[16]

MLS All-Stars 2011[edit]

Position Player Notes
GK Colombia Faryd Mondragón Hans Backe's Pick

Player movement[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Number Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 22, 2010 United States Brian Carroll 7 MF United States Columbus Crew Acquired for allocation money and a 2nd round SuperDraft pick [21]
December 22, 2010 United States Zach Pfeffer 27 MF United States FC Delco Signed As Homegrown Player [22]
January 20, 2011 Colombia Faryd Mondragón 1 GK Germany Köln Undisclosed [23]
January 20, 2011 Colombia Carlos Valdés 5 DF Colombia Santa Fe Undisclosed [23]
February 14, 2011 United States Chris Agorsor 12 FW United States University of Virginia Weighted lottery [24]
February 22, 2011 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 20 FW Greece Aris Free [25]
March 1, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Thorne Holder 24 GK United States Adelphi University Free [26]
March 1, 2011 United States Ryan Richter 23 MF United States La Salle University Supplemental Draft, 1st round [26]
March 18, 2011 Ivory Coast Levi Houapeu 11 FW United States University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 3rd round [27]
March 18, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Keon Daniel 17 MF Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders Free [27]
March 18, 2011 United States Gabriel Farfan 15 MF Mexico Club América Free [27]
June 13, 2011 Serbia Veljko Paunović 16 FW Unattached Free [28]
August 12, 2011 United States Freddy Adu 11 MF Portugal Benfica Free, acquired via allocation process [28]
August 22, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Thorne Holder 24 GK United States F.C. New York Free [26]
September 13, 2011 England Joe Tait 2 DF United States Dayton Dutch Lions Free [26]
September 14, 2011 United States Morgan Langley 26 MF United States Harrisburg City Islanders Free [29]
September 23, 2011 United States Chase Harrison 31 GK United States Harrisburg City Islanders Free [30]

Out[edit]

Date Player Number Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 24, 2010 United States Shea Salinas 11 MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Expansion Draft [28]
November 24, 2010 Venezuela Alejandro Moreno 15 FW Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Expansion Draft [28]
December 15, 2010 United States Chris Seitz 1 GK United States Seattle Sounders FC Re-Entry Draft [31]
December 15, 2010 Brazil Fred 7 FW United States New England Revolution Re-Entry Draft [31]
January 14, 2011 Finland Toni Ståhl 12 MF United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Contract option declined, free transfer [32]
January 25, 2011 United States Brad Knighton 18 GK United States Carolina RailHawks Waived, free transfer [33]
February 8, 2011 Puerto Rico Cristian Arrieta 26 DF United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Waived, free transfer [34]
February 14, 2011 Argentina Eduardo Coudet 21 MF United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Waived, free transfer [35]
February 18, 2011 United States Andrew Jacobson 8 MF United States FC Dallas Traded for a 2013 SuperDraft 2nd round pick [36]
March 1, 2011 United States Nick Zimmerman 23 MF United States Carolina RailHawks Waived, free transfer [26]
March 1, 2011 United States J. T. Noone 17 MF United States Harrisburg City Islanders Waived, free transfer [26]
March 2, 2011 United States Michael Orozco Fiscal 16 DF Mexico San Luis Loan expired; purchase option declined [37]
June 2, 2011 United States Chris Agorsor 12 FW United States Real Salt Lake Waived, free transfer [38]
July 7, 2011 United States Jordan Harvey 2 DF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Traded for allocation money [39]
July 26, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Thorne Holder 24 GK United States F.C. New York Waived, free transfer [40]
August 5, 2011 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 20 FW Mexico Veracruz Transfer [41]

Loans[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Number Position Loaned From Fee/Notes Ref
March 8, 2010 Colombia Roger Torres 8 MF Colombia América de Cali Terms undisclosed [42]

Out[edit]

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

Philadelphia is in the #17 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. Philadelphia started 2011 ranked #5 on the allocation list and used its ranking to acquire Freddy Adu. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club's ranking.[43]

International roster spots[edit]

Philadelphia has 8 international roster spots. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots, which can be traded. Philadelphia has not dealt or acquired any spots in trades. There is no limit on the number of international slots on each club's roster. The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in the United States, a domestic player is either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).[43]

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: 2012 SuperDraft Round 2 pick acquired from Sporting Kansas City; 2013 SuperDraft Round 2 pick acquired from FC Dallas.
Future picks traded: None.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Union Acquire MF Brian Carroll | Philadelphia Union
  2. ^ Union Sign Pfeffer as First Homegrown Player | Philadelphia Union
  3. ^ Union Select Three in MLS SuperDraft | Philadelphia Union
  4. ^ Union Select Three in Supplemental Draft | Philadelphia Union
  5. ^ Union Decline Option on MF Stahl | Philadelphia Union
  6. ^ Union Waive Goalkeeper Knighton | Philadelphia Union
  7. ^ Union Agree to Terms with GK Mondragón, D Valdés | Philadelphia Union
  8. ^ How the Union Cooked Up Bimbo Sponsorship | Philadelphia Union
  9. ^ What the Union's marriage with Bimbo means | The Goalkeeper | 01/11/2011
  10. ^ Union to Play Four Exhibition Matches in Orlando | Philadelphia Union
  11. ^ Union to Open 2011 in Houston March 19 | Philadelphia Union
  12. ^ Union Draw First Preseason Match 1-1 | Philadelphia Union
  13. ^ Union Top USF 2-0 in Second Preseason Match | Philadelphia Union
  14. ^ Union Down UCF 1-0 in Third Preseason Match | Philadelphia Union
  15. ^ Union Fall to Orlando City 1-0 | Philadelphia Union
  16. ^ Union Play to 1-1 Draw with Ergotelis | Philadelphia Union
  17. ^ Union Cruise to 5-0 Win vs. Hersonissos | Philadelphia Union
  18. ^ a b c d Andy Jasner (March 1, 2008). "Chester Park". thefieldfinder.com. Retrieved April 27, 2011. [dead link]
  19. ^ Standings | Major League Soccer
  20. ^ http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/players
  21. ^ Union Acquire MF Brian Carroll 
  22. ^ Union Sign Pfeffer As First Homegrown Player 
  23. ^ a b Union Agree to Terms With GK Mondragón, D Valdés 
  24. ^ Union Acquire Forward Chris Agorsor 
  25. ^ Union Acquire Forward Carlos Ruiz 
  26. ^ a b c d e f Union Sign Two, Waive Two 
  27. ^ a b c Union Sign Daniel, Farfan, Houapeu 
  28. ^ a b c d Union Sign Paunović 
  29. ^ Union Sign Midfielder Langley From City Islanders 
  30. ^ Union Sign Goalkeeper Harrison From City Islanders 
  31. ^ a b Union Lose Seitz, Fred In Re-Entry Draft 
  32. ^ Union Decline Option on MF Stahl 
  33. ^ Union Waive Goalkeeper Knighton 
  34. ^ Union Waive Defender Cristian Arrieta 
  35. ^ Union Waive Midfielder Eduardo Coudet 
  36. ^ "Union Trade Andrew Jacobson to FC Dallas". Retrieved May 7, 7013. 
  37. ^ Nowak: Union did not extend Orozco Fiscal's loan | The Goalkeeper | 03/02/2011
  38. ^ [1]
  39. ^ [2]
  40. ^ [3]
  41. ^ [4]
  42. ^ Midfielder Roger Torres on Loan to Union | Philadelphia Union
  43. ^ a b 2011 MLS Roster Rules | Major League Soccer

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