Marcus Epps Selected in 2018 MLS Waiver Draft

Philadelphia Union winger Marcus Epps was selected first overall in the 2018 MLS Waiver Draft. In two seasons with the Union, Epps tallied three goals and three assists in two seasons. Epps started eight matches this year and collected one goal and two assists, all during a May 19 home match against Real Salt Lake. The winger from South Florida also played in 25 games for Bethlehem Steel. He notched three goals and two assists in just under 2,000 minutes during his time with the Union's USL side. 

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Epps was selected 42nd overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and was often used on the right wing of the Union's 4-2-3-1 shape. A talented 1v1 player, he posed challenges for defenders in space and was particularly impressive against New York Red Bulls on May 26th this year in Harrison, NJ. 

The Red Bulls sent their 2019 second round SuperDraft pick -- the 46th pick -- to San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for the first spot in the Waiver Draft so they could select the former Union winger.


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