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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 former US Men’s National Team player joined Union on loan from Stoke City in January 2014. In January of the following year, 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.

Raymon Gaddis

#28, Defender

2016 will be the fifth year on Union for Gaddis. In 2014, Ray led MLS field players in minutes played while starting every game of the season for Union. While helping the team earn 6 shutouts, he also added two assists. In week 19 of the 2014 season, Gaddis earned MLS Team of the Week honors.

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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.