Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has selected midfielder Corben Bone in Stage One of the Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Bone, 25, was selected by Chicago Fire with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 MLS Super Draft. At Wake Forest, the midfielder was named First Team All-American by the NSCAA in both 2008 & 2009. During his time as a Demon Deacon, he recorded 38 assists, which ranks second in school history. In 2008, he led the nation in assists with 17 on the year, setting a single-season record for Wake Forest. Bone was also a member of PDL side Carolina Dynamo in 2009.
"We like what Corben can offer to our team going forward,” said Union manager John Hackworth. “Our staff believes he has a lot of potential to contribute and we are happy to have the opportunity to add him to our squad as we continue to look to improve our roster this offseason."
In four seasons with Chicago Fire, the Texas native has appeared in 18 MLS games. In 2012, Bone scored two goals for Chicago in matches outside of MLS Play. He tallied the first goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to Michigan Bucks in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup before notching the equalizing goal in a 2-2 draw during a friendly against Mexican side Santos Laguna.
Player: Corben Bone
Weight: 152 lbs.
Date of Birth: Sept. 16, 1988
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Last Club: Chicago Fire
How Acquired: Selected in the first round of the MLS Re-Entry Draft