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Philadelphia Union trades up to #25, selects Marcus Epps

Union send the 42nd pick and $50k of 2018 Allocation Money

Marcus Epps
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In one of the most MLS things to ever MLS, the Philadelphia Union called a timeout during the SuperDraft, traded picks with Minnesota United FC, and selected University of South Florida midfielder Marcus Epps. Confused? It’s cool - we are too.

The Union were able to call a timeout during Minnesota’s pick in the second round, during which they swapped out the 42nd pick and $50,000 of Allocation Money in 2018 for the 25th pick. They then used that pick on Epps.

Epps, who turns 22 next week, played four seasons at the University of South Florida, scoring eight goals and collecting nine assists in 75 career matches. A Jackson, Mississippi, native, Epps spent time in the Chicago Fire Academy before heading to Florida.

He’s been on trial with USL club Tampa Bay Rowdies in recent weeks.

Listed at 6-foot-0 and 155 pounds, Epps has played as a left-sided attacker (winger/forward) for the Bulls and, if he sticks with the Union organization, he will have a chance to prove himself at Bethlehem Steel FC.