Union trade Zac MacMath for 2nd round pick


Just as you think there’s a moment of calm, another roster move comes to fruition. The Union have officially traded goalkeeper Zac MacMath to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a natural second-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

MacMath was loaned out to the Rapids last season and appeared in three MLS games as well as both Open Cup games.

The 24 year old notoriously became the youngest player in the MLS to hit 100 games back in 2014 but after the signing of M’bohli and then the Blake and Sylvestre controversy continuing to mount as the Union’s hometown hero began to shine in the Open Cup, the chances of a MacMath return to Philadelphia after his loan spell began to decrease.

The fifth overall draft pick from 2011 will have at least a one year deal with the Rapids, details of the contract are yet to be released.

It’s a good depth signing for the Rapids but for the Union, it’s essentially another brick in the rebuilding of this franchise.