Jack McInerney

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Jack McInerney
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Personal information
Full name John Seamus McInerney
Date of birth (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 99
Youth career
2004–2009 Cobb Futbol Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Philadelphia Union 95 (25)
2010 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 1 (0)
2014– Montreal Impact 26 (7)
National team
2008–2009 United States U17 15 (11)
2010 United States U20 1 (1)
2011– United States U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 31, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 30, 2014

John Seamus "Jack" McInerney (born August 5, 1992) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

He is a striker known for his positioning in "picking his spots, timing his runs, holding back just behind the play only to come in and at the exact right moment exploit a spot the defense missed."[1]

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

McInerney graduated from Bradenton Preparatory High School in Bradenton, Florida, and played club soccer for the Cobb Futbol Club in Georgia. He was named the NSCAA National Youth Player of the Year for 2009,[2] having already established a regional reputation as a member of the Georgia 1992 Boys Olympic Development Program.[citation needed]


Professional[edit]

McInerney turned professional straight out of high school; he was drafted in the first round – 7th overall – of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union.[3] He made his professional debut on March 25, 2010, in the opening game of the 2010 MLS season against Seattle Sounders FC.[4] He scored his first professional goal on May 1, 2010 in a game against Los Angeles Galaxy.[5] Philadelphia Union supporters affectionately nickname Jack McInerney "Jack Mac".

McInerney was loaned to USL-2 club Harrisburg City Islanders on July 22, 2010.[6][7]

McInerney's good start in MLS at a uniquely young age recalls starts by future national team players Bobby Convey, Eddie Gaven, and Jozy Altidore. His second goal of his rookie season was a game-tying goal against the New England Revolution on August 28, 2010. Four days later, McInerney scored a game-winning goal against Mexican power CD Guadalajara in a friendly match at PPL Park.[8][9]

McInerney scored his first goal of the 2011 season against the Houston Dynamo on August 6.

McInerney became the Philadelphia Union leading consecutive games goals scorer on October 20, 2012 against Houston Dynamo in a 3-1 loss. McInerney surpassed Sebastien Le Toux and Danny Mwanga, who both had 3. McInerney now holds the franchise record with four. On March 27, 2013 McInerney was called, "The American Chicharito," in a podcast posted on the MLS website.[citation needed]

On April 4, 2014, it was announced that McInerney had been traded to Montreal Impact in exchange for Andrew Wenger. [10] During his first season with the Montreal Impact, McInerney grabbed his first professional silverware scoring three goals and winning the Canadian Championship golden boot as Montreal claimed the Canadian title.[11]

International[edit]

McInerney was a member of the USA Under 15 National Team during 2006 and 2007, and as a member of the U.S. Under-17 Team scored two goals in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[12] After scoring 10 goals in the first 14 matches of the 2013 Major League Soccer season, McInerney was named to the preliminary 35-man roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup by Jürgen Klinsmann.[13] McInerney was then named to the final 23-man roster for the tournament, giving him his first call-up to the senior side.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Updated October 31, 2014

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2010 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 17 3 1 0 - - - - 18 3
Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) USL Second Division 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
2011 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 18 1 1 0 2 0 - - 21 1
2012 25 8 2 1 - - - - 27 9
2013 31 12 2 2 - - - - 33 14
2014 4 1 - - - - - - 4 1
2014 Montreal Impact 26 7 4 3 - - 2 1 32 11
Total MLS 121 29 10 6 2 0 2 1 135 36
Career total 122 29 10 6 2 0 2 1 136 36

Honors[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

See also[edit]

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