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Player Profile: Zac MacMath

Posted on 13 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Position: Goalkeeper

College: Maryland

Birthdate: August 7, 1991

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 176

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Acquired: Selected by the Union with the 5th pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

College Stats

2008-2010 at Maryland: 65 games played, 34 shutouts, 43 goals against, 2010 2nd Team CSN All-American; 2010 1st Team NSCAA All-American; 2010 1st Team All-ACC; 2009 3rd Team NSCAA All-American; 2009 1st Team All ACC

Did you know?

– Led the U-20 team to a Milk Cup Championship in the summer of 2010 in Northern Ireland

– Earned lowest goals-against average in NCAA (.44 GAA) in 2008 as a freshman and set a program record for shutouts in a season with 15 in 2010

From the Washington Post (Steve Goff’s Soccer Insider):

“He is definitely ready for the next step, and it’s going to be Zac’s choice,” Maryland Coach Sasho Cirovski said. “I’m not looking to keep Zac in school. If he ends up staying, I will be delighted, but he’s ready to move into the next phase of his career. I’m ecstatic that I’ve had him for three years.”

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Player Profile: Zach Pfeffer

Posted on 22 December 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Position: Midfielder

Number: 27

Born: January 6, 1995

Birthplace: Dresher, Pennsylvania

Youth Club: FC Delco

Status: Homegrown Player (First in club’s history)

Height : 5’7″

Weight: 140

Salary: N/A

How acquired (Union): Signed on December 22, 2010 as part of the Homegrown Initiative, the first in the Union’s history. 

Has featured for various US youth national teams.


2010 with Philadelphia: Though unsigned, Pfeffer had a 10 minute appearance in a friendly vs. Chivas de Guadalajara at PPL Park.

Did you know?

Pfeffer is the fourth youngest to sign a professional contract with Major League Soccer. Freddy Adu, Bobby Convey (both DC United), and Diego Fagundez (New England) were all younger.

Pfeffer has a twin brother, Jared, who also plays soccer for FC Delco as well as Upper Dublin HS.

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Player Profile: Brian Carroll

Posted on 22 November 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Position: Midfielder

Number: 0

Born: July 20, 1981

Birthplace: Springfield, Virginia

College: Wake Forest

Height : 5’10”

Weight: 155

Previous Teams: DC United, Columbus Crew

Salary: $140,569 (2010)

International Career: 8 caps with the US Men’s National Team

How acquired (Union): Acquired on November 22, 2010 from the Columbus Crew for a 2nd round draft pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft as well as allocation money.

Selected in the 2nd round, 11th pick, of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.


2011 with Philadelphia: 

2008-2010 with Columbus: 84 games, 83 starts, 2 goals, 3 assists, MLS Cup champion in 2008

2003-2007 with DC United: 121 games, 106 starts, 2 goals, 11 assists, MLS Cup champion in 2004

Did you know?

Piotr Nowak has a long, prior history with Brian Carroll having introduced him to D.C. United’s starting lineup after he took over in the 2004 season. United ended up winning the MLS Cup Championship that year.

Has two brothers, Jeff and Pat, who both spent time with D.C. United.

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Player Profile: Sheanon Williams

Posted on 31 August 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Full Name: Sheanon Antoine Williams

Position: Defender

Number: 25

Born: March 17, 1990

Birthplace: Boston, Massachussetts

College: North Carolina

Height : 5’11”

Weight: 170

Previous Teams: Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)

Salary: N/A

How acquired (Union): Acquired on August 31, 2010 from USL-2 affiliate, Harrisburg City Islanders.


2010 with Philadelphia: 8 games, 8 starts

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Player Profile: Juan Diego Gonzalez

Posted on 05 August 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Full Name: Juan Diego Gonzalez Alzate

Position: Defender

Number: 3

Born: September 22, 1980

Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia

Height : 6’0

Weight: 160

Previous Teams: Santos Laguna, La Equidad, Deportivo Pereira (Colombia)

Status: Senior International

Salary: $180,000 (2010)

How acquired (Union): Acquired from Deportivo Pereira in Colombia’s Deportivo Pereira on August 5, 2010. Signed outright.


2010 with Philadelphia: 7 games, 7 starts

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Former Player Profile: J.T. Noone

Posted on 30 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

J.T. Noone at work for Temple

Position: Midfielder

Number: 17

Born: July 17, 1988

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

College: Temple

Height : 6’0″

Weight: 160

Previous Teams: Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)

Salary: $40,000 (2010)

How acquired (Union): Acquired on July 30, 2010 from USL-2 affiliate club, the Harrisburg City Islanders.


2010 with Philadelphia: Did not appear in Regular Season play. Played in several friendlies.

Did you know?

Noone went undrafted in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft which worked somewhat to his advantage. As an undrafted free agent, Noone worked out with his local team, the Union, joining their affiliate club and hometown team, the Harrisburg City Islanders before signing an MLS contract with the Union in late July.

Was previously with the Ocean City Barons of the USL’s Premier Development League. Noone was a key figure in the Barons Cinderella run in the US Open Cup, scoring a goal in their upset of USL-2’s Crystal Palace Baltimore, the gamewinning PK to beat the Charlotte Eagles (another USL-2 team), and faring well in a 2-0 loss to Major League Soccer side DC United.

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Player Profile: Justin Mapp

Posted on 26 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Man of the Match

Position: Midfielder

Number: 22

Born: October 18, 1994

Birthplace: Brandon, Mississippi

Height : 6’1″

Weight: 160

Previous Teams: DC United, Chicago Fire

Salary: $162,000 (2010)

How acquired (Union): Acquired on July 26, 2010 in a trade that sent allocation money to the Chicago Fire.

International Career: 5 caps with the US National Team, 1 Gold Cup Championship


2010 with Philadelphia: 15 games, 1 goal, 4 assists

2003-2010 with Chicago: 174 games, 14 goals, 36 assists, 2006 MLS Best XI pick

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Former Player Profile: Eduardo Coudet

Posted on 22 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Full Name: Eduardo German Coudet

Nickname: Chacho

Position: Midfielder

Number: 21

Born: September 12, 1974

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Status: Senior International

Height : 5’10”

Weight: 167

Previous Teams: Rosario Central, River Plate, San Luis, Colon

Salary: $180,000 (2010)

How acquired (Union): Acquired on July 22, 2010 from Argentinian club Colon de Santa Fe.


2010 with Philadelphia: 9 games, 9 starts

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Former Player Profile: Fred

Posted on 20 April 2010 by Breton Bonnette


Full Name: Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva

Position: Midfielder

Born: August 18, 1979

Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 150

Previous Teams: D.C. United, Philadelphia

 Salary: $250,000 (2010)

How Acquired (Union): Acquired on January 13, 2010 from D.C. United for the top allocation spot which eventually led to United’s acquisition of Troy Perkins.

Where is he now?  – Fred was selected by the New England Revolution in the inaugural 2010 Re-Entry Draft, Stage 2.

MLS Stats

2010 with Philadelphia: 25 games, 4 goals, 1 assist

2007-2010 with D.C. United: 74 games, 11 goals, 16 assists

2006-2007 with Melbourne Victory: 17 games, 4 assists

Scouting Report

  • “To call Fred, 30, a difference maker is a lofty title for someone who has yet to play in a Union uniform, but many insist he has earned it. While I won’t go out on a limb and call him a legit one-name Brazilian superstar like Ronaldo, Kaka and Pele, that’s only because his affable personality makes his on-field talents all the more uncanny for a player I still know very little about. What I do know is that Fred was a star in Australia’s A-League with teams in Melbourne and Wellington, winning league MVP honors. In his first two seasons in MLS, he tallied nine goals and 12 assists in 49 games” – Kerith Gabriel, Philadelphia Daily News
  • “He disappointed at the end of his tenure with D.C, and a change of scenery and new coach could jump-start the 30-year-old. Fred is going to be responsible for creating much of the Union’s attack, and he must be in form for the goals to start flowing for Philadelphia” – Ives Galarcep, Soccer by Ives

Did You Know?

  • Fred signed in 2007, scoring 7 goals and notching 8 assists in his first season after joining D.C. United from Melbourne Victory of the Australian A-League.
  • Fred had four assists in the Melbourne Victory’s first ever A-League Grand Championship.
  • During the 2008-2009 season, Fred actually joined the Wellington Phoenix on loan featuring in three games, scoring a goal.
  • Fred’s younger brother, Junior da Silva, was and still is on trial with Fred’s former club, D.C. United. He is a free agent and could be signed at any time.

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Former Player Profile: Cristian Arrieta

Posted on 09 April 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Position: Defender

Number: 26

Born: September 18, 1979

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida

Height : 6’2″

Weight: 178

Previous Teams: Lecce, Puerto Rico Islanders (USL)

Salary: $60,000 (2010)

International Career: Puerto Rico international, 5 caps, 1 goal

How acquired (Union): Acquired on April 9, 2010 from USL-1 club, the Puerto Rico Islanders.


2010 with Philadelphia: 16 games, 15 starts

2008-2010 with Puerto Rico: 54 games, 17 assists, USL-1 MVP in 2009

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