In 2016, Union defender Keegan Rosenberry was the runner-up to Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris for Major League Soccer's Rookie of the Year Award. Nonetheless, Rosenberry had an exceptional rookie season after being drafted third-overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
The Ronks, PA native played every minute in the Union's 2016 regular season, recording 3,060 minutes, which made him the only player in MLS to do so that year.
Rosenberry helped Philadelphia earn six clean sheets, as well as netting two goals and two assists in his rookie campaign.
Despite falling second to the award, Rosenberry was able to win the MLS Individual Fair Play Award for not picking up a single yellow card in any of the games played that season.
In Friday's match against Orlando City SC, the 24-year-old defender earned his 50th career MLS regular-season start. So far this season, Rosenberry has started every match for the club, logging 450 minutes
During the 90 minutes of play Friday, Rosenberry recorded four shots, 97 touches and 78.5 percent passing accuracy. He was also a part of the youngest backline in MLS with Homegrown products Auston Trusty, Mark McKenzie and Matt Real.
Due to Fabinho's injury, Rosenberry's experience allows him to showcase his exceptional leadership skills to the backline. As the season continues, Rosenberry sees the opportunity to grow not just as a footballer on the pitch, but as a leader too.