[MLS OFFSEASON]The MLS season ended for the Philadelphia Union 10 days ago, and two of its most promising young players are headed abroad for offseason work. Starting goalie Zac MacMath is headed to Everton for the third year in a row, while Mexican-born rookie Cristhian Hernandez will train at Spanish club Real Sociedad.
This will be the third year in a row MacMath will train at Everton, whose No. 1 keeper is American Tim Howard and its goalie coach Chris Woods doubles as U.S. national team goalie coach.
Hernandez, who was signed out of New Jersey prep power St. Benedict's, played only 26 minutes in 2012.
The Union has one of the youngest teams in MLS, and Coach John Hackworth expects other players to head abroad.