The Union had exit meetings with the players Wednesday and goalie Zac MacMath is going against the popular opinion of believing this was his final function with the team.

When the Union signed two-time Algerian World Cup keeper Rais Mbolhi in late July and made him the starter, it was seen as a sign that MacMath's days were numbered.

(Because of Mbolhi's national team commitments, among other factors, MacMath still played the majority of the late-season games, and finished with 29 starts in 34 matches.)

The 23-year-old MacMath just completed his fourth season with the team and third as starter.

"At this point I expect to be back," MacMath said Wednesday in a phone interview. "Right now I have a contract with the Union and think I have proven I can handle the starting role."

He also realizes he very well may not fill that role, especially since the Union used the first overall pick in the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on keeper Andre Blake, who played only one MLS game.

"Anything is possible," MacMath said.

There had been conjecture that Orlando City FC, which, along with New York City FC, will enter MLS in 2015, would select MacMath in the expansion draft. MacMath is a Florida native and will train there this offseason.

Orlando, however, just acquired one of the top MLS goalies, Tally Hall in a trade with Houston, that can't be officially announced until Dec. 8, when the trade window opens.

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