Georgetown senior Keegan Rosenberry, who spent time with the Philadelphia Union Academy before it was the comprehensive full-time organization it is now, will reportedly be entering the MLS SuperDraft.
The Ronks, PA native played his last college game for the Hoyas this afternoon in a 1-1 draw with Boston College that ended in a penalty shootout win for Boston College. Rosenberry scored the tying goal in the 60th minute but skied his penalty kick attempt over the bar in the only miss of a 5-4 penalty shootout win for the Eagles.
Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported after the game that Rosenberry was "under the impression" the Union didn't have homegrown rights.
Georgetown right back Keegan Rosenberry is "under the impression" @PhilaUnion doesn't have his homegrown rights and he'll go in MLS draft— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) November 29, 2015
Rosenberry has trained with the Union as recently as last summer, also participating in a training match against the Union with the Hoyas during their preseason in August. He also played 14 games for Reading United in 2013 and 2015.
Prior to college, Rosenberry played with the Union reserve team and was part of the Union Academy team that played Everton's Academy at PPL Park in 2011. During his four-year career with the Hoyas, Rosenberry played in 91 games, all starts, scored five goals and had 13 assists.
Like a lot of things MLS, homegrown player rules aren't always straightforward or clear. At face value, the rules require a player to reside in the club's homegrown territory and spend at least a year training and playing in the youth academy setup prior to college. But beyond that, there are also undisclosed rules that determine whether a player is eligible and the matter of whether a player wants to sign with the club.
Other college seniors who spent time with the Union's youth academy include Rosenberry's teammate Melvin Snoh, UMBC senior forward Darius Madison, Navy midfielder Thomas Shiiba, Memphis defender Quincy Thomas, Temple midfielder Jared Martinelli, Duquesne goalkeeper Sam Frymier, Penn State defender/midfielder Michael Gonzalez, Louisville defender Shane Campbell, La Salle defender/midfielder Joe Farrell and Fordham midfielder Kyle Bitterman.