Player Options - November 2018

Philadelphia Union Acquire 2019 MLS SuperDraft Pick From Chicago Fire

Philadelphia Union Acquire 2019 MLS SuperDraft Pick From Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire send 2019 natural second round SuperDraft choice to Philadelphia in exchange for the rights to Fabian Herbers

CHESTER, Pa. (December 9, 2018) – Philadelphia Union announced today that they have acquired a second round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft from the Chicago Fire in exchange for the rights to midfielder Fabian Herbers. The pick is Chicago’s natural choice, set for 29th overall. Herbers’ 2019 contract option was previously declined by the Union. The trade occurred during today’s MLS Half-Day Trade Window.

“On behalf of the Philadelphia Union, we’d like to thank Fabian for his service to the club and wish him well in Chicago,” said Ernst Tanner, Union Sporting Director. “We believe this trade is best for both Fabian as well as the Union at this time.”

The 2019 MLS SuperDraft begins with the first two rounds taking place in Chicago on Friday, January 11. After this trade, the Union hold picks 13, 29, 37, 61, and 85.

TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union acquires Chicago Fire’s natural second round choice in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for the rights to midfielder Fabian Herbers on December 9, 2018.

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