Philadelphia Union Manages To Make An Impact In MLS SuperDraft Final Rounds

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Union already had some solid picks in the first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft held last week and they managed to add more depth and talent to the team in the final two rounds of the event.

Not happy after picking the likes of talented goalkeeper Andre Blake – with the first overall pick – and skillful midfielder Pedro Ribeiro, the Union made other moves in today’s final two rounds and selected four more players that should be talented enough to turn a few heads inside the organization.

The Philly franchise selected defender Richard Marquez, playmaker Alex Sweetin and center back Aohdan Quinn in the third round and finished the last round electing playmaker Luca Gimenez in the fourth round. Marquez, Sweetin and Gimenez are talented players and they had enough talent to go in either the first or the second round, so they could easily be considered steals by Philadelphia.

Sweetin is a gifted playmaker, Marquez is a tall center back that will surely gain a spot with the team – he’s the biggest center back of the team and he was one of the surprises in the MLS Combine after playing in the Division III last year – and Gimenez is a winger that can easily play on either flank. These three players have a good chance to take part in this year’s roster and they would be great additions to the team.

The Union’s front office has done a great job in this draft adding talented players to the team and if all things click, they should be a much better squad once the 2014 regular season starts.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.

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