Union Academy Homegrowns

The Philadelphia Union Academy has produced numerous professionals for Philadelphia Union and Union II (formerly Bethlehem Steel FC). Below are the following players who have signed pro contracts after being member of the Academy.

Player Current Team College POS. Grad.Year
Anthony Fontana Philadelphia Union   Mid. 2018
Mark McKenzie Philadelphia Union Wake Forest Def. 2017
Matt Real Philadelphia Union   Def. 2017
Brenden Aaronson Philadelphia Union   Mid. 2019
Matt Freese Philadelphia Union Harvard GK 2017
Cole Turner Philadelphia Union   Mid. 2019
Jack de Vries Philadelphia Union   Mid./Fwd. 2020
Zach Zandi Philadelphia Union II Villanova Mid. 2015
Ben Ofeimu Philadelphia Union II   Def. 2019
Issa Rayyan Philadelphia Union II Duke Mid. 2018
Shanyder Borgelin Philadelphia Union II   Fwd. 2020
Selmir Miscic Philadelphia Union II   Mid.  
Jack McGlynn Philadelphia Union II   Mid.  
Nathan Harriel Philadelphia Union II   Def. 2019
Derrick Jones Nashville SC   Mid. 2016
Auston Trusty Colorado Rapids   Def. 2016
Yosef Samuel Hobro IK   Mid. 2016
Morgan Hackworth San Diego Loyal Akron Def. 2015
Sebastian Elney New York Red Bulls II Maryland Fwd. 2015
Name Pro Team (Year) College Academy Graduation
Zach Perez Richmond Kickers (2019) William Patterson University 2016
Jeremy Rafanello FC Helsingør (2019) Penn State. 2018
Darius Lewis KÍ Klaksvík (2019)   2018

Equally important to the Philadelphia Union academy is giving opportunities to young athletes to use the beautiful game to achieve their goals on and off the field. The following players received scholarships to continue their playing careers at the NCAA level

Player College POS. Year
Andrew Aprahmian Stanford Def. RS Sophomore
Omar Ayala Harcum Mid. Junior
Justin Bajek Delaware GK Senior
Ryan Becher UMBC Mid. Freshman
Nicholas Blacklock Virginia Tech Mid. Freshman
Daniel Bloyou Old Dominion Fwd. Sophomore
Conor Bradley Villanova Def. Senior
Shane Bradley Villanova Def. Senior
Iverson Brisma North Carolina State Fwd. Sophomore
Rob Campbell Delaware Mid. Senior
Will Campbell Penn State Def. Grad. Student
Mo Conde FIU Mid. Senior
Lamine Conte Louisville Mid. Senior
Christian Contreras Temple Mid. Freshman
A.J. Cousins FIU Def. Freshman
Liam Cummings Temple GK Freshman
Collin Davis Drexel Def. Freshman
Joe DeZart Wake Forest Mid. Senior
Freeman Dwamena Cal Poly Def. Junior
Kalil ElMedkhar Kentucky Mid. Junior
Carter Emack SMU Mid. Sophomore
Kevin Escobar Delaware Def.. Sophomore
Eoin Gawronski Temple GK Freshman
Frederick Gil South Florida Def. Junior
Evan Godfrey Liberty Def. Junior
Brandon Golden Rutgers Def. Junior
Chris Gomez Lafayette Mid. Senior
Tiger Graham Dartmouth Fwd. Junior
Kemali Green Lock Haven Mid. Freshman
Brenden Hanrahan Penn Def. Sophomore
Isaiah Holquist Chicago Def. Junior
Juan Pablo Infante Gettysburg Fwd. Junior
Nick Jachwak West Chester Mid. RS Senior
Michael Kalpokas Immaculata GK Junior
Seth Kuhn Penn State Mid. Sophomore
Dawson McCartney Dartmouth Mid. Junior
Michael McKeown Drexel Fwd. Freshman
Justin McMaster Wake Forest Fwd. Junior
Brady McSwain Cornell GK Freshman
Josue Monge South Florida Mid. Junior
Patrick Murphy Drexel Mid. Junior
MD Myers High Point Fwd. Freshman
Dontrim Nomani Saint Joseph's Mid. Senior
Jerren Nixon Virginia Fwd. Senior
Liam O'Brien Belmont Fwd. Sophomore
Olu Ogunwale Michigan State Def. Sophomore
Michael Pellegrino Notre Dame Mid. Freshman
Emmanuel Perez Cal Poly Mid. Junior
Ramzi Qawasmy Providence Def. Sophomore
Tomas Romero Georgetown GK Freshman
Richie Schlentz Villanova Mid. Junior
Nykolas Sessock Pittsburgh Def. Sophomore
Kris Shakes Penn State GK Freshman
Antek Sienkiel Marist Mid. Freshman
Sean Smolyn Saint Francis Def. Freshman
Andrew Taber Liberty Def. Sophomore
Raheem Taylor-Parkes Portland Fwd. Junior
Jackson Temple Rutgers Mid. Freshman
Tonny Temple NC State Fwd. Freshman
Andrew Verdi Michigan GK Senior
JD Wagner Naval Academy Def. Freshman
Jahmali Waite Fairleigh Dickinson GK Junior
Sean Wilson Xavier Mid. RS-Senior