PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Union will return to the pitch on Saturday evening as they visit the Chicago Fire in MLS action.
Philadelphia is off to a strong 2-1-0 start this season and one of the reasons why is the play of rookie defender Keegan Rosenberry.
The No. 3 overall pick in this year’s SuperDraft out of Georgetown, Rosenberry has hit the ground running as the starting right back in all three games this season. The Lancaster Country native, who spent time in the Union academy program, is enjoying the ride.
“Having a blast so far,” Rosenberry tells KYW Newsradio. “Since the draft, it’s just been a dream come true for me, best case scenario, and just happy to be impacting the team in a positive way so far.”
Listen to the entire interview with the Union’s Keegan Rosenberry:
The Union opened the season with a 2-0 loss on the road at FC Dallas. But since then, they have won at Columbus, 2-1 and at home against New England, 3-0. Rosenberry breaks down this early success.
“I think for us, it’s just been building off each game,” Rosenberry says. “I think for any fan or third party looking on and watching each of these games, it’s been a steady improvement. You look at our Dallas performance, we were tentative, we definitely under performed. And then you look at Columbus, we got a good result at a tough place to play and we did some things well and we disrupted their play. Then you go to a game at home against New England where it was kind of on our terms and it seemed like we kind of dictated the pace of the game.”
“We’ve got a different challenge here with Chicago,” Rosenberry says. “They’re looking for their first win which presents an even tougher test for us, going to their place which can be tough to play at. Hopefully, for us, we can go in and, again, play the game on our terms and dictate the pace of the game. I think if we can do that, we can put our print on the game, I think we’re going to find success.”
Philadelphia and Chicago get underway at 5:00pm on Saturday.