Timeline of a Revolving Door

COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 04: Head coach Peter Nowak of the Philadelphia Union observes the national anthem prior to facing the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on June 4, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids and the Union played to a 1-1 tie. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz clarified in the press conference earlier this week that Peter Nowak was responsible for all personnel decisions during his reign. With nearly every journalist, blogger, tweeter, fan, or casual observer of the league scratching their heads over why he chose to part ways with the most successful and recognizable players on his young team, it's not a surprise his days were numbered.

Without a doubt, future managerial success and failure will be measured both in terms of record on the field and player movement. Whether or not John Hackworth will actually have absolute power (as Sakiewicz suggested), it is worth reflecting on the full range of moves Nowak made.

Hit the jump for a timeline of all draft selections, trades, signings, and cuts made by the former manager...

Listed below are the roster moves from 2009 to the present. I did not include loans to club affiliate Harrisburg City Islanders, as they have been frequent, typically short-term, and often unreported.

May 2009
Nowak hired

November 2009
Jordan Harvey - Expansion Draft
Andrew Jacobson - Expansion Draft
Brad Knighton - Expansion Draft
Sebastien Le Toux - Expansion Draft
Stefani Miglioranzi - Expansion Draft
Alejandro Moreno - Expansion Draft
David Myrie - Expansion Draft
Shea Salinas - Expansion Draft
Shavar Thomas - Expansion Draft
Nick Zimmerman - Expansion Draft
Allocation money traded to Real Salt Lake for Chris Seitz

January 2010
Allocation money, allocation order, ability to acquire Troy Perkins traded to DC United for Fred and SuperDraft pick.
Danny Mwanga - 1st SuperDraft pick (Generation Adidas)
Amobi Okugo - 6th SuperDraft pick (Generation Adidas)
Jack McInerney - 7th SuperDraft pick (Generation Adidas)
Toni Stahl - 17th SuperDraft pick
Kyle Nakazawa - 33rd SuperDraft pick
Brian Perk - 49th SuperDraft pick
Danny Califf signed
Michael Orozco Fiscal acquired on loan from San Luis

March 2010
Roger Torres acquired on loan from America de Cali
David Myrie waived

April 2010
Cristian Arrieta signed

June 2010
Shavar Thomas traded to Sporting Kansas City for 2 SuperDraft picks and allocation money

July 2010
Eduardo Coudet signed
Allocation money sent to Chicago Fire for Justin Mapp

August 2010
Juan Diego Gonzalez signed
Sheanon Williams signed

November 2010
Alejandro Moreno selected by Vancouver Whitecaps in Expansion Draft
Shea Salinas selected by Vancouver Whitecaps in Expansion Draft
SuperDraft pick and allocation money traded to Columbus Crew for Brian Carroll

December 2010
Fred chosen by New England Revolution in re-entry draft
Chris Seitz chosen by Seattle Sounders in re-entry draft
Zach Pfeffer signed as Homegrown Player

January 2011
Toni Stahl contract option declined
Zac MacMath - 5th SuperDraft pick (Generation Adidas)
Michael Farfan - 23rd SuperDraft pick
Levi Houapeu - 41st SuperDraft pick
Ryan Richter - 5th Supplemental Draft pick - overall
Josh Walburn - 23rd Supplemental Draft pick - not signed
Matthew Marcin - 41st Supplemental Draft pick - not signed
Brad Knighton waived
Faryd Mondragon signed
Carlos Valdes signed

February 2011
Andrew Jacobson traded to FC Dallas for SuperDraft pick
Cristian Arrieta waived
Eduardo Coudet waived
Chris Agorsor acquired through weighted lottery
Carlos Ruiz signed

March 2011
Michael Orozco Fiscal loan not renewed
Nick Zimmerman waived
Thorne Holder signed
Keon Daniel signed
Gabriel Farfan signed

June 2011
Chris Agorsor waived
Veljko Paunovic signed

July 2011
Thorne holder waived
Brian Perk waived
Jordan Harvey traded to Vancouver Whitecaps for allocation money

August 2011
Freddy Adu signed
Thorne Holder re-acquired
Carlos Ruiz transferred to Veracruz

September 2011
Chase Harrison signed
Morgan Langley signed
Joe Tait signed

November 2011
Thorne Holder waived
Chase Harrison contract option declined
Juan Diego Gonzalez waived
Justin Mapp selected by Montreal Impact in Expansion Draft
Nizar Khalfan selected in Waiver Draft

December 2011
Faryd Mondragon released
Stefani Miglioranzi contract option declined
Gabriel Gomez signed
Porfirio Lopez signed
Josue Martinez signed
Jimmy McLaughlin signed as Homegrown Player

January 2012
Chandler Hoffman - 13th SuperDraft pick (Generation Adidas)
Greg Jordan - 32nd SuperDraft pick
Ray Gaddis - 35th SuperDraft pick
Tom Brandt - 13th Supplemental Draft pick - not signed
Krystian Witkowski - 32nd Supplemental Draft pick
Antoine Hoppenot - 39th Supplemental Draft pick
Brandon Zimmerman - 52nd Supplemental Draft pick
Morgan Langley contract option declined
Levi Houapeu contract option declined
Joe Tait contract option declined
Ryan Richter contract option declined
Sebastien Le Toux traded to Vancouver Whitecaps for allocation money
Veljko Paunovic retired

February 2012
Kyle Nakazawa traded to LA Galaxy for international roster spot and SuperDraft pick
Chase Harrison re-signed
Chris Albright signed
Lionard Pajoy signed
Nizar Khalfan waived

March 2012
Chris Konopka signed
Cristhian Hernandez signed as Homegrown Player

April 2012
Kai Herdling acquired on loan from Hoffenheim

May 2012
Danny Califf traded to Chivas USA for Michael Lahoud and allocation money

June 2012
Danny Mwanga traded to Portland Timbers for Jorge Perlaza
Nowak fired


So what was the best month in Union history in terms of personnel moves? What was the worst? Let's say he doesn't get the job in Scotland... think Nowak's burned too many bridges to coach in this league again? Leave your thoughts below!

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