Philadelphia Union to appoint Hackworth as assistant

MLS expansion team Philadelphia Union are expected to announce USA assistant John Hackworth as their number two.

MLS expansion team Philadelphia Union are expected to announce USA assistant John Hackworth as their number two.

According to a report on Soccer By Ives, Hackworth will be installed prior to the MLS’ Expansion Draft in which the Union will feature heavily.

‘The Philadelphia Union will be selecting its first players in just two weeks when Major League Soccer holds the Expansion Draft and Union head coach Peter Nowak will have his lead assistant coach in place for the draft,’ the report read.

‘The Union will announce the hire of former U.S. national team assistant John Hackworth today, sources told SBI on Monday. Hackworth was in Chester, Pa. working with Nowak and fellow assistant Josh Gros as recently as last week.’

Hackworth is a native of Florida and has worked with the USA U17 national team as both assistant and head manager.

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