The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Keegan Rosenberry Scored His First MLS Goal
Georgetown defender Keegan Rosenberry was, frankly, a surprise pick for the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. He’d finished his college career ranked in the high teens, yet the Union took him at number three overall. The hometown boy — raised in the Lancaster County town of Ronks (“just west of Paradise,” as Wikipedia puts it), product of Lancaster Mennonite School, the Union academy and the Reading United A.C. (which plays its home games at Exeter Township Senior High) — had impressed at the combine, and continues to impress. The Union, who are undefeated at home this year, have played Rosenberry for every minute of all 10 games so far this season, including Wednesday’s match against the fearsome L.A. Galaxy (recognize the name Robby Keane? Steven Gerrard? Giovani dos Santos? Gyasi Zardes?). Not only did he play flawless defense against the Galaxy’s stars; he scored his first-ever MLS goal, bringing the score to a final 2-2 draw. After the game, Rosenberry, 22, stayed on the pitch until he’d signed autographs for every fan who asked. He’s the kind of guy we like around here.
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