NYCFC Acquires White From Philadelphia

Ethan White. Photo via
Ethan White. Photo via

New York City FC has acquired defender Ethan White from Philadelphia Union for its natural 2017 fourth-round SuperDraft pick.

A 24-year-old native of Kensington, Md, the central defender played for Maryland University and was part of the US U-18 and U-20 player pools before signing a Homegrown Player contract with D.C. United in 2010. White would go on to make 38 appearances for DC, including a start in the 2013 Lamar Hunt Open Cup final that D.C. United won.

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White then moved to the Philadelphia Union where he made 26 appearances after being acquired in January 2014 via trade.

“I’m really pleased,” White said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to join an exciting club that’s looking to do big things. I’m very happy to be a part of this and I am determined to help the club achieve success. I’m already looking forward to joining my new teammates for pre-season”

“We are excited to add an athletic and experienced center-half in Ethan White to our roster,” said Claudio Reyna, NYCFC’s sporting director. “He is a young player and we are looking forward to working with him and developing his game even further.”