2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Herbers made 12 appearances (four starts) in his second season for Philadelphia, totaling one goal and two assists, with nine appearances coming at right midfield and three at left midfield ... he started the season opener at Vancouver (March 5) at right midfield and continued there in the home opener vs. Toronto FC (March 11), notching his first assist of the season on a through ball to CJ Sapong that tied the game in the 73rd minute ... Herbers started for the third consecutive contest at right midfield in the match at Orlando (March 18) ... came on as a substitute at right midfield in the match at D.C. United (April 1) ... made his first appearance at left midfield of the season with a substitute nod vs. Portland (April 8) ... made substitute appearances at right midfield vs. New York City FC (April 14), vs. Montreal (April 22) and at LA Galaxy (April 29) ... made a substitute appearance at left midfield against the New York Red Bulls (May 6), notching his second assist of the season as part of the 3-0 win ... scored his first goal of the season during a substitute appearance at right midfield at D.C. United (May 13) ... came on at left midfield vs. Houston (May 17) ... started his fourth match of the season, at right midfield vs. Colorado (May 20), but exited early after suffering a groin injury ... missed the stretch of matches from at Real Salt Lake (May 27) through vs. D.C. United (June 24) after being listed as out ... was upgraded to questionable ahead of the matches vs. New England (July 2) and at Sporting KC (July 6) but did not appear ... missed the series of matches from at Montreal (July 19) through the end of the year after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia ... did not appear for Philadelphia in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... for Bethlehem Steel FC, Herbers made three appearances, scoring once ... he started at right midfield vs. Orlando City B (April 23), Richmond (July 1), and NYRB II (July 9), where he scored as part of a 2-0 win.
2016 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Herbers, a Generation adidas player, joined the Union as the sixth overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. He began his career playing between the Union and Bethlehem Steel FC, making a total of six Steel appearances, scoring two goals, including the franchise’s first-ever goal on March 25 in their first match against FC Montreal, a 1-0 win. For the Union, he totaled 32 league appearances, scoring three goals and leading all league rookies with seven helpers. He also scored one goal and one assist in two U.S. Open Cup appearances, and started the Union’s postseason match at Toronto FC.
Herbers played three seasons at Creighton and scored 28 goals while starting 57 games. He was twice named an NSCAA First Team All-American. During his junior year in 2015, he scored 15 goals, registered 17 assists and was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year. He was also a MAC Hermann trophy finalist. Before coming to the U.S., he played at various youth levels in Germany for SC Preussen Muenster and VfL Rhede.
Philadelphia Union selected midfielder Fabian Herbers in the First Round (sixth overall) in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on January 14, 2016.
Name: Fabian Herbers
Born: August 17, 1993 in Ahaus, Germany
Hometown: Ahaus, Germany
Acquired: Selected by the Philadelphia Union in the First Round (sixth overall) in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on January 14, 2016. Re-signed on December 20, 2017