Union select midfielder Corben Bone in Re-entry Draft first stage

Photo: Courtesy of the Chicago Fire

With the sixth pick of the first stage of the Re-entry Draft on Thursday, the Philadelphia Union selected midfielder Corben Bone.

Bone comes to the Union from the Chicago Fire, who selected the 25-year-old in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. Since joining the league, Bone has made 18 appearances for Chicago including 8 starts for a total of 677 minutes. In the past two seasons, Bone made only three appearances with no starts for a total of 29 minutes.

Bone played his college ball at Wake Forest where he helped the team to four straight College Cup finals, winning the national championship in 2007, his freshmen year.

“We like what Corben can offer to our team going forward,” said Union head coach John Hackworth. “Our staff believes he has a lot of potential to contribute and we are happy to have the opportunity to add him to our squad as we continue to look to improve our roster this offseason.”

Bone will be well known to Hackworth from the US youth national team system. Between 2005 and 2006, Bone made 10 appearances with US youth national team squads including one appearance in 2005 with the U-17s, two with the U-18s, and seven with the U-20s.

The second stage of the Re-entry Draft will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 3 pm.


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