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Meet and learn from Philadelphia Union players and coaches. Here are just a few of the coaches and players scheduled to make guest appearances:*

Maurice Edu

#8, Midfield

The 2007 MLS Rookie of the Year and US Men’s National Team player joined Union on loan from Stoke City on Jan. 27, 2014. In January of 2015 Edu signed a multi-year contract to stay with Philadelphia. During his first year with the team “Mo” was voted to the MLS All-Star Team while starting in 31 matches and contributing with 3 goals and 2 assists on the year.

Cristian Maidana

#10, Midfield

In his first year with the team the Argentinian playmaker led the team in assists, tallying a total of 11, which ranks second all-time in franchise history for a single-season. His consistent play helped him to earn MLS Team of the Week honors twice in 2014. “Chaco” also added two goals during the season.

Sebastien Le Toux

#9, Forward

During his fourth season with the team Le Toux led the team in goals with 12 while notching a total of 31 points. Seba is the franchise leader in Goals (39) and assists (38). An MLS All-Star in 2010 he also earned back to back MLS Fair Play Awards in 2010 and 2011.

Raymon Gaddis

#28, Defender

Gaddis enters the 2015 season in his fourth year with the team. This past season Ray led MLS field players in minutes played while starting every game of the season for Union. In helping the team earn 6 shutouts he also added two assists. In week 19 Gaddis earned MLS Team of the Week honors.

Sheanon Williams

#25, Defender

The defender set a career-high with three goals in 2014 while adding four assists. Sheanon is the franchise leader in games played (120) and minutes played (10,629) entering the 2015 season. Williams has played for the US National U-17 and U-20 teams while also playing in two youth World Cups for the United States.

Andrew Wenger

#11, Forward

Lancaster born Wenger reached career highs in both goals (6) and assists (4) in 2014 with the Union. The versatile playmaker who was a Hermann Trophy award winner at Duke (given to the best male soccer player in D-1) joined the team in April 2014 and blossomed down the stretch. He was an integral part of the team advancing out of the fourth round of the US Open Cup as he added two goals to defeat Harrisburg City 3-1.


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Jim Curtin

Head Coach

Initially serving as Interim Team Manager in 2014 Curtin led the Union to its first U.S. Open Cup finals in franchise history. Following an impressive first year in charge, he was named Head Coach of Philadelphia Union on November 7, 2014. Curtin attended Villanova University where he was named Big East Rookie of the Year in 1997 and two-time first team All-Big East. Additionally, he was a 2004 MLS All-Star and won two U.S. Open Cup Championships as a defender with the Chicago Fire.

Mike Sorber

Assistant Coach

Joined the staff in 2014 after spending two seasons with the Montreal Impact. Prior to that Sorber served as an assistant coach for the U.S. men’s national team. Mike Sorber remains the only former U.S. international to have played for and coached the United States in a FIFA World Cup. He played in 67 matches for the USMNT including four starts in the 1994 World Cup. Mike also played five seasons in the MLS while appearing in over 170 matches.


*Please note: Each week will feature at least one Philadelphia Union coach & two Philadelphia Union players, including staff and players not listed above. Philadelphia Union players and coaches are subject to change

Photo credits: All Philadelphia Union photos courtesy of Greg Carroccio (Sideline Photos) and Getty Images