The Union announced Wednesday that they have traded defender and Harrisburg, PA, native Keegan Rosenberry to the Colorado Rapids.
According to a press release from the team, the Union will receive up to $400,000 in Allocation Money from the Rapids in exchange for the 25-year-old Rosenberry. The team in 2019 will receive $150,000 in General Allocation Money and $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, along with $100,000 in General Allocation Money in 2020. If Rosenberry meets certain performance metrics next season, the team will receive an additional $100,000 in General Allocation Money in 2020.
Rosenberry, the No. 3 selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, played three seasons for the Union. He was voted into the MLS All-Star Game in 2016 and finished second for Rookie of the Year that season.
Sporting director Ernst Tanner told reporters that he feels the right back position is covered with the 21-year-old Olivier Mbaizo and the 28-year-old Ray Gaddis.
Rosenberry thanked the organization and its fans for their support.
From the moment I was drafted 3 years ago I have felt nothing but gratitude towards the @PhilaUnion organization & it’s fans. It is now time to start a new chapter with the @ColoradoRapids and I couldn’t be more excited about the future! pic.twitter.com/XK7GdnH9QP— Keegan Rosenberry (@K_J_Rose) December 19, 2018
Ryan Bright contributed to this story.