Stefani Miglioranzi: Having played his first seven years in England, the Italo-Brazilian Miglioranzi returned to the United States where he grew up to play for both the Columbus Crew SC and LA Galaxy - the latter of whom saw him come to the Union in the Expansion Draft. 2010 was kind to Migs, who started 25 games at holding midfielder. 2011 was not as kind, and after only starting 11 games his contract was not renewed. He is now an agent with First Wave Sports, where he counts Sebastien Le Toux as one of his clients.
Fred: By the time Fred Carreiro da Silva joined the Philadelphia Union via trade from D.C. United, he'd already spent nine seasons in his native Brazil, three seasons in Australia, and two seasons in MLS - capturing a U.S. Open Cup and Supporters Shield with United. Fred was one of the Union's better players in 2010, starting 24 games and notching four goals and an assist in the inaugural campaign. That didn't seem to mean much, as his contract wasn't extended and he spent the beginning of 2011 back with DCU before heading back to Australia with the A-League's Melbourne Heart, where he stayed until rejoining the Union in 2014. He's currently a player-coach, playing in six games in 2015.
Andrew Jacobson: Jacobson was taken in the 2008 SuperDraft by D.C. United, however he opted to sign with Ligue 1 side Lorient. He spent a season in France, however never made a first team appearance for Les Merlus and wound up coming back to DCU in 2009, making 17 appearances. The Union selected him second overall in the 2009 Expansion Draft, and Jacobson had a decent season in Philadelphia. He made 25 starts, however was traded to FC Dallas for a second round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft (the Union used that pick to acquire Don Anding). Jacobson flourished in Dallas, where he notched five goals and seven assists between 2011 and 2014. Midway through the 2014 season, Jacobson was traded to New York City FC and sent on loan to Stabæk in Norway's Tippeligaen. Under former United States Men's National Team manager Bob Bradley, Jacobson made 14 appearances and scored a goal before being recalled to New York. In their inaugural season, Jacobson played in 33 games, scoring a goal and creating two assists.
Shea Salinas: All through college, Salinas played soccer in the USL's Premier Development League (PDL) and was selected 15th overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes. He scored two goals in 23 games in 2008 before being sent on loan to the USL's Charleston Battery. In 2009 he created five assists in 23 games, and was selected eighth in the 2009 Expansion Draft by the Union. Salinas was decent for the Union, scoring a goal in seventeen games for Philadelphia. Salinas was selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps with the eighth pick in 2010 Expansion Draft, and scored a goal and contributed three assists during the 2011 season, however he was traded back to San Jose at the end of the season for allocation money. Since returning, Salinas has found a niche in San Jose. In his 112 appearances for the Quakes, Salinas has seven goals and 28 assists in four seasons and is one of the key offensive pieces with the club, along with Chris Wondolowski, Quincy Amarikwa, and Matias Perez Garcia.
Kyle Nakazawa: A highly-touted recruit out of UCLA, Nakazawa also played club soccer in the USL PDL before being drafted in the 2010 SuperDraft in the third round by the Union. Nakazawa was with the Union through two seasons, playing in 36 games and netting a goal and three assists before being sent to the LA Galaxy before the 2012 season. He played in just five games for the Galaxy in 2012, and then retired before the start of the 2013 season. After retiring, Nakazawa held soccer camps in Hawaii and is currently a firefighter with the Atascadero Fire Department in California.
Amobi Okugo: Okugo was selected sixth overall in the 2010 SuperDraft, and although he didn't see much time in 2010 (he played just 437 minutes), he would spend five seasons with the Union. In his 117 games for Philadelphia, Okugo played at both defensive midfielder and center back and managed to score five goals and contribute six assists. After the 2014 season, Okugo was traded to Orlando City for allocation money, however he only made 15 appearances for OCSC before being traded to Sporting Kansas City for Servando Carrasco. Okugo made just three appearances for SKC.
J.T. Noone: Before there was Zach Pfeffer, there was J. T. Noone. A product of Harrisburg's Central Dauphin High School and a Temple grad, Noone started with the Harrisburg City Islanders in 2010. Midway through the season, he was signed by the Union, however his only appearances were in friendlies. He was waived by the Union prior to the start of the 2011 season and returned to Harrisburg, where he played for the City Islanders during the spring and summers and the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League, where he last played in 2014.
Roger Torres: Perhaps no ex-Philadelphia Union player is as revered as the diminutive Colombian. Working his way up through the ranks of the Colombian second division to playing for giants América de Cali by the time he was eighteen. He was loaned to the Union for the 2010 season, and made 21 appearances, contributing six assists. His loan was made permanent in 2012 before the season, however he injured his MCL during the first game in 2012 and spent most of the season injured. Torres never figured into manager John Hackworth's plans, and wound up making only 14 more appearances for the Union before being let go by the club. Torres returned to his native Colombia, playing for Nacional in 2014 and La Equidad in 2015.
Eduardo Coudet: Before there was Chaco Maidana, there was Chaco Coudet. Coudet had played with thirteen teams in his native Argentina, Spain, and Mexico before coming to the Union during the summer of 2010. The then 33 year old played in nine MLS games, and was released before the 2011 season. He spent 2011 with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL, however was released at the end of 2011. In 2015, he was named manager of Rosario Central in the Argentine Primera Division.
Justin Mapp: Mapp was taken fourth overall in the 2002 SuperDraft by D.C. United, however only managed to see 28 minutes his rookie year. Prior to the start of the 2003 season, Mapp was traded to the Chicago Fire, where he spent the next seven full seasons. During the 2010 season, Mapp was traded to the Union for allocation money. He had a decent 2010 season, scoring a goal and contributing four assists in his 15 appearances. He stayed with the Union in 2011, and in 29 appearances he had three goals and four assists, however he was left unprotected in the 2011 Expansion Draft and was selected by the Montreal Impact. Mapp was a stalwart on the Impact offense through 2014, however he saw a sharp decline in 2015 as he played only 264 minutes in five matches.
Nick Zimmerman: Zimmerman was selected by the New York Red Bulls in the 2009 SuperDraft, and made 11 appearances for NYRB (as well as a brief loan stint to Crystal Palace Baltimore of the USL), and the Union took him with the last pick of the 2009 Expansion Draft. With Philadelphia, Zimmerman played 159 minutes over eight appearances. He was waived prior to the 2011 season and signed with the Carolina Railhawks, where he stayed through 2014, scoring 21 goals in 60 appearances. He signed with USL's Wilmington Hammerheads in 2015