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2015 Philadelphia Union depth chart - Forwards

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The final installment of our depth chart features a position where the Union have struggled to find depth at in the past. Is this the first year that will change?

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1) Sebastien Le Toux- No better place to start than with Le Toux. The 31-year old started 23-of-29 games last season, scoring 12 goals and adding seven assists. The Union will once again rely on the Frenchman to provide some offense for the team, whether it's putting the ball in the back of the net himself, or setting up others.

2) Conor Casey- Another 30+ year old striker (it gets younger, don't worry) who should have an impact on whether or not the Union will have success offensively. After an eight goal and two assist year, Casey will be depended on to finish any balls he gets from Le Toux, and bury some chances himself.

3) Andrew Wenger- No, he won't be going to Real Madrid. Instead, Wenger should continue to receive valuable minutes up top. Like Casey, the 24-year old must strike when opportunities come this way, and has shown some real improvement in the preseason.

4) Antoine Hoppenot- He's on the depth chart, so I have to put him in here somewhere. I don't anticipate him getting much playing time as he sits towards the bottom of the totem pole.

5) C.J. Sapong- New guy #1. After being traded to Philadelphia from Sporting KC in December, Sapong will surely play a role up top for Jim Curtin. The argument could be made that he had an off-year last season, but in this side, I'm backing him to make an impact.

6) Fernando Aristeguieta- New guy #2. On Feb. 20, he was acquired via loan from French side FC Nantes. Only 22 years old, the Venezuelan is qualified as a Youth Designated Player and should be looked to to put some goals on the board for the Union once the season begins (hopefully this weekend).

Are Union fans content with this group of forwards heading into the season?