By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The regular season is quickly approaching for the Philadelphia Union. They will open the campaign on March 8th in Portland.
The Union made several moves throughout the off-season and even once training camp began they continued to add to the roster, acquiring 25-year-old defender Austin Berry from the Chicago Fire for allocation money on Monday.
“It’s been a little crazy,” Berry tells KYW Newsradio. “But the good thing is that the guys and the coaching staff and the rest of the staff has been very welcoming. That’s made the transition a heck of a lot easier for me.”
Berry was the ninth overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Louisville and he has already shown he can play at a high level in this league. He won the MLS Rookie of the Year Award in 2012. He also did not see the deal to Philadelphia coming.