2018 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Epps has made 13 regular-season appearances (eight starts) for Philadelphia, with 12 appearances at right midfield and one at left midfield, totaling one goal and two assists ... came on at right midfield for his season debut at Toronto (May 4) ... started his first Union match of 2018 at Montreal (May 12) ... recorded a career-best performance with one goal and two assists as part of a 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake (May 19) ... in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Epps has made three appearances (one start) at right midfield ... scored the team's fourth goal as part of a 5-0 Fourth Round win over Richmond (June 5) ... for Bethlehem Steel FC, Epps has made 12 appearances (12 starts), with seven appearances coming at right midfield and five at left midfield, totaling two goals and two assists ... notched a helper on Derrick Jones' goal during Steel FC's season opener vs. Richmond (March 18) ... scored his first goal of the season at Louisville City FC (April 28) ... recorded an assist as part of a 2-0 win over Ottawa (August 22) ... scored his second Steel FC goal of the year vs. Penn FC (September 2).
2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Epps made 19 appearances for the Union (seven starts) during his rookie season, with 15 appearances coming at right midfield and four at left midfield. He scored two goals and added one assist. He came on as a second-half substitute at right midfield for his MLS and Union debut at Real Salt Lake (May 27) and started his first MLS regular-season match by receiving the nod at right midfield at Columbus (July 22). In his second consecutive start overall, and first at left midfield, scored his first MLS goal in a 3-0 win over Columbus (July 26). He registered his first Union assist in a start vs. Orlando (October 22). He made two appearances (one start) in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, scoring one goal. For Bethlehem Steel FC, Epps made 12 regular-season appearances (12 starts), with nine appearances at right midfield and three appearances at left midfield, scoring one goal, at Orlando (August 31).
Epps totaled eight goals and nine assists for the University of South Florida Bulls. A 2015 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference, Epps, 21, made 75 appearances over his four-year college career.
Philadelphia Union selected midfielder Marcus Epps in the Second Round (25th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 13, 2017 after acquiring the pick from Minnesota United FC in exchange for the 42nd overall pick, in addition to $50,000 of 2018 General Allocation Money. He was officially signed by the Union on February 6, 2017.
Name: Marcus Epps
Born: January 16, 1995 in Jackson, Mississippi
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Selected in the Second Round (25th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by the Philadelphia Union on January 13, 2017. Signed on February 6, 2017.
Epps’ favorite off-the-field hobby is playing FIFA on his Xbox One. Growing up, his favorite team was the Brazil international team and he looked up to Ronaldinho. He lists tacos as his favorite food. His favorite vacation spot is Orlando. He majored in communications in college and would like to be a real estate agent if he did not play soccer.