Philadelphia Union Announce 2024 Roster Decisions

December 4, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union today announced that they have exercised the contract options on seven players from their 2023 roster, while 18 contracts were already guaranteed for next season, giving the club a roster that currently features 25 players under contract for the 2024 campaign.

Options have been exercised for Julian Carranza, Chris Donovan, Leon Flach, Damion Lowe, Jeremy Rafanello, Joaquin Torres, and Holden Trent.

The club is in on-going conversations with Alejandro Bedoya (out of contract) and Kai Wagner (out of contract). Additionally, the club recently announced the signing of Sanders Ngabo who will join the Union for the 2024 season, while Richard Odada will remain on loan.

Players guaranteed for 2024: Tai Baribo, Andre Blake, Jesus Bueno, Brandan Craig, Jack Elliott, Daniel Gazdag, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel, Olwethu Makhanya, José Martínez, Olivier Mbaizo, Jack McGlynn, Sanders Ngabo, Andres Perea, Nelson Pierre, Matthew Real, Quinn Sullivan, Mikael Uhre

Options Exercised: Julian Carranza, Chris Donovan, Leon Flach, Damion Lowe, Jeremy Rafanello, Joaquin Torres, Holden Trent

Players out of contract: Alejandro Bedoya, Joe Bendik, Kai Wagner

Option Declined: Anton Sorenson

On Loan: Richard Odada

2024 Philadelphia Union roster (as of Dec. 4, 2023, listed alphabetically)

Goalkeepers (2): Andre Blake, Holden Trent

Defenders (8): Brandan Craig, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel, Damion Lowe, Olwethu Makhanya, Olivier Mbaizo, Matthew Real

Midfielders (9): Jesús Bueno, Leon Flach, Daniel Gazdag, José Martínez, Jack McGlynn, Sanders Ngabo, Andres Perea, Quinn Sullivan, Joaquin Torres

Forwards (6): Tai Baribo, Julian Carranza, Chris Donovan, Nelson Pierre, Jeremy Rafanello, Mikael Uhre

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