CHESTER, Pa. (December 21, 2022) – Philadelphia Union today selected goalkeeper Holden Trent with the 28th overall pick and forward Stefan Stojanovic with the 57th in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft on Wednesday evening.
Trent, 23, racked up 145 saves in 52 appearances (52 starts) at High Point University from 2020 to 2022. In that time, he maintained a 1.00 GAA with 22 shutouts in 52 games. Some notable accolades Trent received as a Panther include TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Second Team, Big South Goalkeeper of the Year, Big South All-Conference First Team, and Big South All-Tournament Team.
2023 MLS SuperDraft Round 1, Pick 28-Philadelphia Union selects Holden Trent
Stojanovic, 21, spent the 2022 season with Philadelphia Union II during its MLS NEXT Pro inaugural campaign. The forward made 16 appearances (seven starts) for Head Coach Marlon LeBlanc where he grabbed a goal and two assists in just over 700 minutes of work. Stojanovic's lone goal was a memorable one with a stoppage-time winner via a world class volley lofted in by Nathan Harriel. Prior to joining Union II, he appeared in 29 matches (11 starts) in two years at Saint Louis University before transferring to Georgetown University in 2021, where he scored nine goals in 18 appearances (18 starts). Stojanovic was also part of a U.S. U-20 Men's National Team training camp in January 2020 at IMG Academy in Florida.
GOAL | Stefan Stojanovic scores game winning goal in stoppage time