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Keegan Rosenberry traded to Colorado Rapids

Union deal starting right back for up to $400,000 in allocation money

The Philadelphia Union’s Keegan Rosenberry is second in the latest MLS Rookie Rankings. David Musante - Brotherly Game

Keegan Rosenberry’s time with his hometown team has come to an end.

The Philadelphia Union announced on Wednesday that their starting right back from 2018 has been sent to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money.

The Union will receive $150,000 in general allocation money in 2019 and $50,000 in targeted allocation money with an additional $100,000 in general allocation money coming their way in 2020.

They’ll receive an additional $100,000 in general allocation money in 2020 if the 25-year-old meets a set of undisclosed performance metrics in 2019.

The former Penn Fusion Academy and Lancaster Mennonite High School player spent time with the Philadelphia Union’s youth setup and appeared in MLS Reserve League games while in high school. He joined the Philadelphia Union after being selected third overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft after a four-year career at Georgetown University.

He made 80 appearances and 76 starts over three seasons with the Union and one on loan with Bethlehem Steel FC during his lost 2017 season when he made only 11 starts and 14 appearances.

Rosenberry’s departure brings the roster down to 21 players for 2019 and leaves Olivier Mbaizo at the top of the depth chart for right back. There are no other right backs presently on the first team or Bethlehem Steel FC roster.