The Union’s roster purge continues as defender Ethan White becomes the latest player to find a new home. White has been traded to New York City FC in exchange for a natural fourth round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Whilst additional details remain minimal, it’s clear that the Union are intent on turning a new leaf after last season. New York will probably be a good fit for White considering the team conceded 58 goals last season. For the Union, the draft pick isn’t exactly the biggest return in the world considering how late it is but it is certainly a way of trimming down the roster. White had a contract this year of $125,000 guaranteed.
New Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart said the following in a press release regarding the matter:
“In discussions with the staff, it was evident that Ethan was a consummate pro during his time with the club, we want to thank him for his service and wish him the best of luck in his future.”
The 24 year old started 25 games for the Union and played in a total of 28 after joining from D.C back in January 2014.