There will be plenty to discuss no matter who the Philadelphia Union select in today's MLS SuperDraft (12 pm;ESPN2/MLSsoccer.com), and philadelphiaunion.com has you covered. In addition to live coverage, we'll be hosting a SuperDraft panel at Tir Na Nog Baltimore following the draft. JP Dellacamera will moderate the discussion, and we're pleased to announce an esteemed lineup of panelists who will break down the draft from every angle. We'll be posting the full footage right here on philadelphiaunion.com - stay tuned!
Brendan Burke - Head Coach, Reading United AC (Exclusive PDL Affiliate of Philadelphia Union)
- Most successful coach (by winning percentage) in the club’s 15 year history (26-7-4)
- Former Div. 1 standout at Boston College
- Led Reading United to Mid-Atlantic Division Title and Eastern Conference Regular Season Title in 2008
- Led team to U.S. Open Cup in 2008 for the first time since 2003
Ian Hennessy - Head Coach, University of Delaware Men's Soccer
- Former All-American soccer player at Seton Hall
- 12-year professional playing career
- Previously an assistant coach at Rutgers (4 seasons) and Boston College (4 seasons)
- Guided University of Delaware to first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament
- Currently a scout for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
Rudy Fuller - Head Coach, University of Pennsylvania Men's Soccer
- Helped establish UPenn as one of the elite soccer programs in the country
- Won Philadelphia Soccer Seven (PS7) title and was named PS7 Coach of the year
- Led UPenn to first Ivy League Championship in 22 years, earned first NCAA tournament bid in 25 years, and first NCAA Tournament win in 29 years
- 2002 Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year by the NCSSA and 2002 Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year by the SEPSCA.
- Helped lead Georgetown University to their first two NCAA Tournaments in history, as well as to the NCAA Round of 16 in 1997
- Serves as a scout for US Soccer and was an assistant coach at the 2008 and 2009 U-15 National Team camps
Kerith Gabriel - Reporter, Philadelphia Daily News
- Union beat reporter for one of Philadelphia's most widely distributed newspapers
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