Chester, Pa. (Dec. 8, 2014) – Philadelphia Union announced Monday that it is declining the contract options of five players from its current roster. The Union currently has 24 players under contract from a team that reached its first Open Cup final in team history.
The club is declining contract options of the following players: midfielders Corben Bone and Fred; forwards Brian Brown, Conor Casey and Cristhian Hernandez. Additionally, midfielder Brian Carroll is out of contract.
"The ongoing discussions we have regarding roster decisions are obviously difficult," said Union technical director Chris Albright. "We will continue to have an open dialogue with several players about their respective futures with our club and we’ll have further announcements to share as we continue to build our roster for the 2015 season.”
Following today's announcement, Philadelphia Union’s current roster is listed below.
Goalkeepers (3): Andre Blake, Zac MacMath, Rais Mbolhi
Defenders (7): Fabinho, Austin Berry, Ray Gaddis, Richie Marquez, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams
Midfielders (9): Danny Cruz, Maurice Edu, Leo Fernandes, Michael Lahoud, Cristian Maidana, Jimmy McLaughlin, Zach Pfeffer, Vincent Nogueira, Amobi Okugo
Forwards (5): Antoine Hoppenot, Sebastien Le Toux, Pedro Ribeiro, Andrew Wenger, Aaron Wheeler