In advance of today's game against Houston, the Union have come to terms with a pair of trialists in addition to its final SuperDraft selection.
Midfielders Keon Daniel, Gabriel Farfan and forward Levi Houapeu are the latest add-ons going into tonight's game in Houston (8:30, 6ABC) with just 25 players listed on its active roster.
Major League Soccer allows for a maximum of 30, with 18 to dress on match days. Daniel, 24, a Trinidad & Tobago international, joins goalkeeper and fellow countryman Thorne Holder. Farfan, 23, formerly of Mexican first-division side Club America, joins his twin brother, Michael, a second-round pick in January's SuperDraft. Lastly, Houapeu, 20, the Union's third-round draft pick out of Maryland-Baltimore County, was its lone draft selection without a guaranteed MLS contract. Union manager Peter Nowak revealed that "he was looking for a bit more" from the Ivory Coast native.
In other Union news, the club released its 10-game reserve leschedule and announced Brendan Burke, head coach of PDL affiliate Reading AC, will take the reins as manager. The complete schedule is located on this page.
- Kerith Gabriel