Every season the Philadelphia Union have a news conference to reflect on the past season and upcoming schedule.

 

The club’s manager, Jim Curtin, happily reflected on this year as it was the best season in team history.

 

Despite not winning the 2022 MLS Cup, the Union solidified themselves as one of the top clubs in MLS.

 

The schedule for next season is expected to be released once the FIFA World Cup concludes. Due to the Union competing in more events the squad probably will have more than 50 matches.

 

During the annual news conference team officials stated some possible offseason moves for the Philadelphia Union.

 

Offense

One of the biggest losses for the Union squad is Cory Burke signing with the New York Red Bulls.

 

The striker has been a key part of the Union’s offensive success, but now the club must plan on who will fill Burke’s shoes.

 

Realistically the Union will promote one of their younger players because that has been their bread & butter in recent time.

 

The question is, who will be that player?

 

Two young phenoms who are on the verge of reaching the professional roster are Nelson Pierre and Marcos Zambrano-Delgado. Both attackers are 17 years old.

 

Defense

On the other side of the pitch there won’t be too many players on the move except for (most likely) Union’s defender, Kai Wagner.

 

The vast majority of people within the organization anticipate Wagner to be transferred to Europe during the winter window.

 

Philadelphia typically has at least four to five defenders on their roster for the current formation they use.

 

It is crucial for the Union to have depth in case of injuries and with the number of younger players on the roster more minutes can be split.

 

A young player who possibly may take over one of those back spots is Abasa Ameremyaw.

 

If he is given the opportunity to play for the Union, it’ll be interesting to see how he performs on the professional level for the first time.

 

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