Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Where the locals have landed

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Want to know what all your favorite local players are doing on the field this year? Look no further than PSP’s regular rundown of regional players’ performances, known as Philadelphians Abroad. We keep tabs on local players from Philadelphia, south Jersey and Delaware on out to the Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg areas.

With the MLS season now underway, here’s a comprehensive list of Philadelphia-area players’ movements at home and around the world.

Moved to MLS

The following players are new to Major League Soccer, whether drafted or otherwise:

Steve Neumann, M/F, New Hope, Pa. — Selected by New England in the first round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on January 16, 2014.

Jimmy Ockford, D, Yardley, Pa. — Selected by Seattle in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on January 16, 2014. Loaned to the New York Cosmos of the NASL.

Billy Schuler, F, Allentown, N.J. — Acquired by San Jose via weighted lottery on January 14, 2014 after parting ways with Hammarby of the Swedish Superettan.

Moved within MLS

These MLS players found new homes within the league.

Greg Cochrane, D, Holland, Pa. — Traded by Los Angeles to Chicago on Mar. 3 in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft .

Bobby Convey, M, Philadelphia, Pa.Traded by Toronto to New York on December 13, 2013 in exchange for a first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and a third-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Dan Gargan, D, Philadelphia, Pa. — Option declined by San Jose on Nov. 22, signed by Los Angeles on Feb. 28.

David Horst, D, Pine Grove, Pa. — Traded by Portland to Houston on Dec. 17 in exchange for a fourth-round pick (71st overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

Jeff Parke, D, Downingtown, Pa. — Traded by Philadelphia to D.C. on Jan. 14 along with the No. 6 spot in the Allocation Order for Ethan White and the No. 1 spot in the Allocation Order.

Moved out of MLS

Next up are players who moved out of MLS to other leagues, or between teams around the world:

Alex DeJohn, D, Marlboro, N.J. — Joined TPS of the Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division) from Ekenäs IF of the Finnish Kakkonen (Second Division).

Ryan Finley, F, Lumberton, N.J. — Reportedly on loan from Columbus to USL Pro affiliate Dayton Dutch Lions.

Corey Hertzog, F, Reading, Pa.Option declined by Vancouver on Nov. 28. Selected by Seattle in Stage 2, Round 2 of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft on Dec.18. Signed by Orlando City of the USL Pro on Feb. 11.

Zarek Valentin, D, Lancaster, Pa. — Permanently transferred from Montreal to FK Bodø/Glimt of the Norwegian Tippeligaen (Elite Division) on Dec. 19. Season: 12 games, 12 starts, 6 clean sheets. Cup: 2 games, 2 starts, 1 clean sheet

Bobby Warshaw, D, Mechanicsburg, Pa. — Transferred from Dallas to GAIS of the Swedish Superettan on Feb. 26. Season: 8 games, 1 start, 1 clean sheet.

Retired

Over the offseason we saw the retirement of one of the players featured in last year’s Philly Abraod rundowns, but don’t worry, he won’t be going very far:

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia, Pa.— Announced retirement on Oct. 23, has joined Philadelphia’s technical staff as the team’s Assistant Technical Director.

Unsigned

Finally, we have a group of players that we’ve featured in previous year’s Philly Abroad posts but have since fallen off our radar.  If you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of the men, please let us know in the comments section below.

Anthony Allison, F, Philadelphia, Pa. — Last with Umeå FC of the Swedish Division 1 North. Not currently on the team’s roster.

Tyler Bellamy, D, Hammonton, N.J. — Last with the Rochester Rhinos of the USL Pro.

Thomas Brandt, D, Palmyra, Pa. — Last with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Pro.

Drew Cost, M, West Chester, Pa. – Last with the Rocester Rhinos of the USL Pro in 2012.

Tony Donatelli, M, Glenside, Pa. — Last with VSI Tampa Bay of the USL Pro. The team has ceased operations. Also playing with Baltimore Blast in MISL, which begins its championship series this week.

Bill Gaudette, GK, Hummelstown, Pa. — Last with the New York Red Bulls and Puerto Rican MNT in 2012.

Pat Hannigan, GK, Philadelphia, Pa. — Last with the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL. Not currently on the team’s roster.

Ryan Heins, M, Medford, N.J. – Last with the Richmond Kickers of the USL Pro.

Stephen King, M, Medford, N.J. — Last with DC United in 2012.

J.T. Noone, M, Harrisburg, Pa. — Last with VSI Tampa Bay of the USL Pro. The team has ceased operations. Also playing with Baltimore Blast in MISL, which begins its championship series this week.

Jon Okafor, M, Verona, N.J. — Last with MYPA of the Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division). Not currently on the team’s roster.

Mike Seamon, M, Rahway, N.J. — Last with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Pro. Trialed with the Philadelphia Union during the preseason, but did not make the team.

Marcus Tracy, F, Philadelphia, Pa. — Option declined by San Jose on November 22, 2013.

Jeremiah White, M, Philadelphia, Pa. — Last with the New England Revolution in 2012.

We now wrap up with a rundown of all our locals’ performances around the globe over the last week:

Major League Soccer

Greg Cochrane, D, Chicago Fire  In the 18, but did not play in Sunday’s loss. League: 0 games.

Bobby Convey, D/M, New York Red Bulls — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 4-1 loss at Vancouver. League: 1 game, 1 start, 0 clean sheets.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — Did not play in Saturday’s win. League: 0 games.

Dan Gargan, D, LA Galaxy — In the 18, but did not play in Saturday’s loss. League: 0 games.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Philadelphia Union — Did not play in Saturday’s draw. League: 0 games.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — Played 10 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Portland. League: 1 game.

David Horst, D, Houston Dynamo — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 4-0 win over New England. League: 1 game, 1 start, 1 clean sheet.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Chivas. League: 1 game, 1 start.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Philadelphia Union — Did not play in Saturday’s draw.  League: 0 games.

Steve Neumann, M/F, New England Revolution — In the 18, but did not play in Saturday’s loss. League: 0 games.

Jeff Parke, D, DC United — Started and played 82 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Columbus. League: 1 game, 1 start, 0 clean sheets.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Philadelphia Union — Did not play in Saturday’s draw. League: 0 games.

Ryan Richter, D, Toronto FC  No game this week. League: 0 games.

Billy Schuler, M/F, San Jose Earthquakes — In the 18, but did not play in Tuesday’s CCL draw. League: 0 games. CCL: 0 games.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-2 loss at Dallas, scoring a goal in the 65th minute. League: 1 game, 1 start, 1 goal.

NASL

Hunter Gorskie, D, New York Cosmos – Season begins April 13, 2014.

Jimmy Ockford, D, New York Cosmos — Season begins April 13, 2014.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Season begins April 12, 2014.

USL Pro

Gary Pettis, F, Harrisburg City Islanders – Season begins April 5, 2014.

Corey Hertzog, F, Orlando City — Season begins March 22, 2014.

Morgan Langley, M/F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Season begins April 5, 2014.

John McCarthy, GK,Rochester Rhinos — After trialing with Seattle, signed with Rochester on Feb. 28. Season begins April 5, 2014.

Jason Pelletier, M/F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Season begins April 5, 2014.

Andrew Welker, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Season begins April 5, 2014.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — Season begins March 29, 2014.

Colin Zizzi, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Season begins April 5, 2014.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — Did not play. League: 0 games.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, TPS — Season begins April 12, 2014.

German Bundesliga Süd/Südwest (U19)

Russell Canouse, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-0 win over SV Wacker Burghausen. League: 16 games, 15 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Norwegian Tippeligaen (Elite Division)

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — Season begins March 30, 2014.

Swedish Superettan

Bobby Warshaw, D, GAIS — Next Swedish Cup game scheduled for March 16, 2014.League season begins April 6, 2014.

3 Comments

  1. Michael Berton says:

    As of the end of 2013, Jeremiah White was playing locally for West Chester United of the United Soccer League. Here’s my story for TheCup.us about Open Cup qualifiers, of which White took part: http://thecup.us/2015-us-open-cup-qualifying-top-seed-west-chester-united-three-road-surprises-advance-to-eastern-pa-semifinals/

    He had an ankle injury that kept him out of the semifinals and final of Eastern PA qualifying. He is still on the team’s roster page: http://bit.ly/1lC92wz

    Hope this helps!

  2. Ryan Heins says:

    Ryan Heins, me, retired back in 2013 to focus on my business career. Here’s the link: http://www.richmondkickers.com/home/706916.html

  3. Ryan Heins says:

    PS, I wasn’t even on here looking at myself. I was shocked to have seen my name ha!

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