With teams making their personnel decisions, here are three options that would be a potential fit in the 2017 Union squad.
Let's be clear. None of the players mentioned below are in anyway linked to the club, but with more and more contract decisions being made around the league, there is a strong sense of who may be available this off-season.
Tufts will play St. Thomas (Minn.) at 11 a.m. Friday
Unsure a few weeks ago whether their season would continue, Tufts University has gone from bubble team to one win away from playing for a second national championship in three years, thanks in part to a couple players from the Philadelphia region.
FINALS: Goal of the Year Barnetta vs. Herbers We're done to the finals for goal of the year as Fabian Herber's first career goal goes up against Tranquillo Barnetta's long range bomb.
Keegan Rosenberry and Alejandro Bedoya Predicted For a USMNT January Camp Invite When the United States Men's National Team decided to make a change replacing Jurgen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena it was expected that there could be a shakeup with the USMNT roster and give more players an opportunity to make their case for a roster spot.
The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper started in 2-1 win over Belize
Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Tomas Romero and the El Salvador U17 team booked a spot in the CONCACAF U17 Championship next spring with a third place finish in the Central American qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.
Red Bulls earned an extra point in the standings with a PK win after a 3-3 draw on Sunday
Daniel Bloyou scored a hat trick but the Philadelphia Union Academy U16 team failed to gain ground in the standings after a 3-3 draw and penalty kick loss in Generation adidas Cup play to the New York Red Bulls in North Jersey on Sunday.
Providence continued its unlikely run through the postseason with a 2-1 win over conference rivals Creighton on Saturday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the second time in three seasons.
Fresh off their upset of unbeaten top seed Maryland, the Friars again fell behind early on a ninth-minute goal from Joel Rydstrand, but leading goalscorer Julian Gressel leveled the score in the 21st minute with his 15th goal of the season.
Our player review series finishes up with the man up top.
2016 Summary: CJ Sapong had a bit of a breakout year in 2015, and he looked likely to follow that form in 2016. When the Union added players like Chris Pontius, Ilsinho, and Roland Alberg, conventional wisdom said that Sapong would have all of the offensive support he needed to continue his upward trajectory.
I wouldn't buy a jersey with his name on it just yet though.
The Philadelphia Union have reportedly made an offer for Colombian striker Dario Rodriguez. The 21 year old Colombian striker currently plays for Atlético Bucaramanga in Colombia's Categoría Primera A (first division), however his rights are owned by Santa Fe.