Meet and learn from Philadelphia Union players and coaches. Here are just a few of the coaches and players scheduled to make guest appearances:*
Andre Blake#1, Goalkeeper
The first overall selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Union, Blake broke out in 2016, starting 32 matches for Philadelphia en route to being named the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. Also named an MLS All-Star that season, Blake totaled 99 saves, six shutouts, and a 1.56 goals-against average. A Jamaican international, Blake was the first-choice ‘keeper for the Reggae Boyz in the 2016 Copa America Centenario and has featured regularly for the side.
Maurice Edu#8, Midfield
The 2007 MLS Rookie of the Year and former United States Men’s National Team player joined the Union on loan from Stoke City in January of 2014. In January of the following year, Edu signed a multi-year contract to stay with Philadelphia. During his first year with the team, Edu was named an MLS All-Star while starting in 31 matches and contributing with three goals and two assists for the campaign. He has totaled 91 MLS appearances dating back to his League debut with Toronto FC in 2007.
Fabian Herbers#14, Midfielder, Forward
A native of Germany, Fabian Herbers was part of the Union’s vaunted MLS SuperDraft class of 2016, as he was selected sixth overall that year. He made an immediate impact during his rookie season, playing in 32 matches (13 starts), scoring three goals and adding seven assists, which led the Union in that category. Formerly of Creighton University, Herbers also led all MLS rookies in assists during the 2016 season.
Richie Marquez#16, Defender
A defender entering his fourth season with the Union in 2017, Richie Marquez emerged as a steady presence on the backline following a 2016 campaign that saw him play in 33 out of 34 MLS regular-season matches. Selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Redlands, Marquez has made a total of 54 MLS regular-season appearances. He started in the Union’s postseason contest at Toronto FC on October 26, 2016, registering an assist. During his first MLS season in 2014, he was loaned to the Harrisburg City Islanders, where he helped lead the club to the USL PRO championship game.
Keegan Rosenberry#12, Defender
A member of Philadelphia’s 2016 MLS SuperDraft class, Keegan Rosenberry became the first rookie in MLS history to play every minute of every regular-season contest during a 34-game season, totaling 3,060 minutes played over the span. He was named as an MLS All-Star, finished second in the League Rookie of the Year voting and captured the MLS Individual Fair Play Award after not picking up a single booking throughout the entire campaign. The former Georgetown Hoya registered two goals and two assists for Philadelphia in regular-season play.
Jim CurtinHead 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 SorberAssistant 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.