Ethan White has been traded to New York City FC for their natural fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union announced today.
Last week, Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported that the Union did not pick up White's contract option. Earlier today, he said that the Union had dealt him to NYCFC.
White and NYCFC hinted at the move earlier this week, when the two parties followed each other on Twitter. That's essentially an official trade announcement these days.
I guess we're doing this again. pic.twitter.com/rSQkLuyLKR— The Brotherly Game (@BrotherlyGame) December 8, 2015
Since the Union still have not released their official list of roster transactions, the status of White, among others, was up in the air. Though Goff reported that his option had been declined, his name did not appear in the league's official Re-entry Draft list.
In his two years with the Union, White recorded 2266 minutes over 28 appearances. White's most notable start in a Union kit came in 2014, as he was on the field in the club's first U.S. Open Cup Final loss.
White is the latest player to part ways with the club as it undergoes a roster upheaval under the watchful eye of Sporting Director Earnie Stewart.