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.
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.”