In a rather unprecedented step, the Philadelphia Union released their preseason roster via a press release, reported CBS3's Kevin Kinkead. While most of the players on the list were expected, it's of note that the trialists are listed as well - usually a guessing game by those attending the open practice. Also noteworthy are the thee academy players who are getting a look by manager Jim Curtin and staff. Rais M'Bolhi will miss the start of camp while with the Algeria National Team in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Union will host an open training session for the public this Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at YSC in Wayne, PA.
Philadelphia Union training camp roster :
Goalkeepers: Rais M'Bolhi, Andre Blake, Brian Sylvestre (trialist), John McCarthy (trialist), Andrew Verdi (academy)
Defenders: Coady Andrews (trialist), Austin Berry, Fabinho, Ray Gaddis, Raymond Lee (draft pick), Richie Marquez, Aaron Simmons (draft pick), Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams
Midfielders: Eric Bird (draft pick), Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Maurice Edu, Fred, Michael Lahoud, Sebastien Le Toux, Cristian Maidana, Jimmy McLaughlin, Vincent Nogueira, Zach Pfeffer, Andrew Wenger, Sean Wilson (academy)
Forwards: Dzenan Catic (draft pick), Conor Casey, Sebastian Elney (academy), Antoine Hoppenot, Hermes Palomino (trialist), CJ Sapong, Aaron Wheeler