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Philadelphia Union acquire Keegan Rosenberry with third pick in 2016 MLS SuperDraft

With the third pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union select defender Keegan Rosenberry out of Georgetown University.

Trey Madara

Second pick Josh Yaro will have a familiar face with the Philadelphia Union in 2016 - teammate Keegan Rosenberry was selected third overall by the Union in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. The 5'8" native of Ronks, Pennsylvania was four-year starter with Georgetown, playing 90 games total for the Hoyas. A right back, he attended Mennonite High School in Lancaster before heading to Georgetown.

A product of the Philadelphia Union Academy, Rosenberry wasn't able to sign a Homegrown Player contract with the Union when their claim was denied by Major League Soccer. This did not deter the Union from selecting him, and he could challenge Ray Gaddis (or perhaps Anderson Conceição as well) for the starting right back spot. That being said, he will most likely be a bench option who may see time with Bethlehem Steel to maintain match fitness.

It was a bit of a surprise that the Union did not select Stanford left back Brandon Vincent, who is currently with the United States National Team, who was selected immediately after Rosenberry by the Chicago Fire.