Philadelphia Union have acquired defender Warren Creavalle from Toronto FC in exchange for a second round draft pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Per club and league policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Warren’s versatility will be a great addition to our group,” technical director Chris Albright said. “He’s a young player who has played a lot of games in our league and we look forward to him contributing immediately.”
Born in Acworth, Ga., Creavalle, 24, was the No. 37 pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Houston Dynamo. Creavalle made 54 appearances for Houston in three years before getting traded to Toronto FC for the No. 1 spot in the MLS allocation rankings on July 23, 2014. Since joining Toronto, Creavalle has played in 24 games, making 15 starts, while scoring two goals. In MLS, he has five career goals in 78 appearances.
In 2015, Creavalle played and started each of Toronto’s first four games at right back. In all, he’s made 14 appearances with eight starts this season. He scored the game-winning goal against San Jose Earthquakes on May 30 during a 3-1 win and Toronto has gone 7-5-2 in games he’s played. The versatile fullback also has experience playing defensive midfielder.
In college, Creavalle appeared in 73 career games and recorded eight goals and 10 assists. He played two years at Furman University before transferring to the University of Central Florida. At UCF, he was a Third-Team All-American selection in 2010 and was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list heading into his senior season.
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birthdate: Aug. 14, 1990
Birthplace: Acworth, Ga.
Acquired: via trade on Aug. 6, 2015