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Countdown to 2018 Home Opener: Ray Gaddis

Many things have changed with Philadelphia Union since 2012, but one thing that hasn’t changed is defender Ray Gaddis slotting in at the right back position.

Gaddis has been a mainstay for the Boys in Blue since 2012 and is currently the longest-tenured player with the squad.

In the past six seasons, Gaddis has appeared in 144 games where he started 137 of them. The defender has also has accumulated a whopping 12,170 minutes on the field so far in his career.

The second round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft had quite the year in 2014. Gaddis not only played, but started every game in 2014 — leading all field players in minutes played. The historic season saw him tack on 3,051 minutes to his already impactful career.

The defender looks to make the most of his seventh year with the club in 2018 and brings experience to the young team. Gaddis will also be taking over Major League Soccer's Snapchat for the day, so make sure to follow along!

Fans can catch Gaddis and the rest of the Union as they take on New England Revolution in the team's home opener, presented by Oliver Heating and Cooling, on March 3. Tickets for the match can be found here! 


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