When New York Red Bulls head to Philadelphia May 6, the Union will be hosting Throwback Night. In honor of Throwback Night, we wanted to see what Union players were up to in 1996, when MLS first formed.
Brian Carroll - Carroll, who is the oldest player on the Union roster at 35, was 14 years old. He was a freshman at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Va., where he played soccer and basketball for the Spartans.
Oguchi Onyewu - Onyewu also was entering high school, heading to Sherwood High School in Maryland. "Gooch" was still a few years away from entering the US Soccer Residency program.
Alejandro Bedoya - Bedoya was just nine years old in 1996, and was playing youth soccer down in Florida for Weston FC. It would be another nine years before he would make his first collegiate soccer appearance, and 14 before his first USMNT appearance.
CJ Sapong - At eight years old Sapong was playing youth soccer for PWSI Magnum while attending elementary school in Maryland.
Andre Blake - Blake was playing youth soccer in Jamaica, scoring goals and making saves. At six years old, Blake had just begun his soccer career.
Keegan Rosenberry - Rosenberry was just three years old when the MLS started. Rosenberry was still learning how to kick a ball.
Derrick Jones and Auston Trusty - The future stars of the Union had yet to be born. Feel old yet?