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Union's Justin Mapp Taken in 2012 MLS Expansion Draft

Union midfielder Justin Mapp Selected in Expansion Draft.

SEATTLE - OCTOBER 08:  Justin Mapp #22 (C) of the Philadelphia Union battles Erik Friberg #8 (L) and James Riley #7 of the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on October 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - OCTOBER 08: Justin Mapp #22 (C) of the Philadelphia Union battles Erik Friberg #8 (L) and James Riley #7 of the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on October 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Union did not put veteran midfielder Justin Mapp on the protected player list for the 2012 MLS Expansion Draft. The expansion side Montreal Impact picked Mapp up today during the draft.

SB Nation's Union blog, The Brotherly Game, has given their take on Mapp whom they described as

an enigma during his one and a half years in Philadelphia, sometimes playing impressively, and other times okayed sorely disappointing soccer. When in-form, the nine-year MLS veteran can be a game changer, as was seen with the few mighty left footed strikes that found the back of the net for the Union.

Mapp has scored 18 goals and delivered 44 assists in 221 appearances during his career. His career started with D.C. United, but he played most of his career with the Chicago Fire before spending the last two seasons with the Union. Mapp had three goals and four assists in 29 appearances for the Union this past season. He also had a goal and an assist in two playoff games for Philadelphia.

For more on the Union see our team page or The Brotherly Game.