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Yes, more Jack McInerney talk! Philadelphia’s young scorer is named MLS Player of the Month

May 2, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

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There will come a day when Jack McInerney talk is not virtually dominating this blog. Promise!

There will be a time when he’s not named our Player of the Week (as last week). Or when he’s not all over our MLS Team of the Week. Or when we aren’t comparing his prodigious rate of goal scoring to the higher-profile, higher-paid under achievers of MLS scoring. Or when we aren’t building draft retrospectives around him.

But that day is not today. Young McInerney was named MLS Player of the Month for April.

“Jack Mac,” 20, had four goals in four matches during the month. Three of his goals this year have been game-winners for the Union.

By the way, along with Mike Magee, George John and Dax McCarty and others, we will be front and center in advocacy of McInerney to land on Jurgen Klinsmanns’s Gold Cup squad this summer. Remember, in order to give his “A Team” a proper break, Klinsmann’s  Gold Cup roster in July will be completely different than the team of first-choices that will carry the World Cup qualifying effort in June.

  1. Dan - May 2, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Jack Mac on the Gold Cup roster is a brilliant move if it works out that way. It gives him a chance to train on a slightly larger stage and to “show out” for the powers that be. I am not calling for Mac to be considered as an option for Klinsmann with the USMNT, but the argument could be made that he is on a path to at least be under consideration as one of the best young options out there.

    • Steve Davis - May 2, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      I don’t disagree. But Klinsmann … I dunno. What he said last week … http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/25/jurgen-klinsmanns-advice-for-emerging-u-s-hopefuls-patience-young-men-patience/

  2. Dan - May 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Steve… There is that as well. I just wanted to avoid the political aspect of his selection. Klinsmann has some work to do, but that is another story for another time.

    • Steve Davis - May 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      Ah … yes … sorry about that. I didn’t quite understand.

  3. Dan - May 2, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    No worries,Steve. Your pieces are generally well thought out. I enjoy reading them. There are so many wild cards involved. What we can agree on is the fact that Jack Mac is having one hell of a start to the season. Union will not be great, but he will help them get to where they want to go. And where is Michael Farfan, by the way?

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