|Full name||John Seamus McInerney|
|Date of birth||August 5, 1992|
|Place of birth||Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Current club||Philadelphia Union|
|2004–2009||Cobb Futbol Club|
|2010||→ Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)||1||(0)|
|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 26, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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."
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, having already established a regional reputation as a member of the Georgia 1992 Boys Olympic Development Program.
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. He made his professional debut on March 25, 2010, in the opening game of the 2010 MLS season against Seattle Sounders FC. He scored his first professional goal on May 1, 2010 in a game against Los Angeles Galaxy. Philadelphia Union supporters affectionately nickname Jack McInerney "Jack Mac".
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.
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.
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. 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. McInerney was then named to the final 23-man roster for the tournament, giving him his first call-up to the senior side.
Updated August 3, 2013
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2010||Philadelphia Union||Major League Soccer||17||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||18||3|
|Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)||USL Second Division||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|2011||Philadelphia Union||Major League Soccer||18||1||1||0||2||0||0||0||21||1|
- Hickey, Keith. "Keith Hickey: "Seabiscuit" McInerney gets chance to step up". goal.com. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- Brock, McInerney Named NSCAA Youth Players of the Year
- USA International Selected to experience the West Ham way
- 2010 SuperDraft "2010 MLS SuperDraft". MLSnet.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved January 19, 2010.[dead link]
- Galaxy stroll past overmatched Union side
- "FIFA Player Statistics: Jack McInerney". FIFA.com. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
- Zeitlin, Dave. "Philadelphia Union's Jack McInerney says he's never spoken with Jurgen Klinsmann despite Gold Cup call". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- "Gold Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann's US roster mixes World Cup veterans with MLS youngsters". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 27 June 2013.