Jack McGlynn, homegrown talent from New York, moved to the Philadelphia Union Academy in 2019 at 16. He joined the Philadelphia Union II team in 2020 and finally made his debut with the senior team in August of 2020. It is no secret that the Philadelphia Union has one of the best farm systems in the MLS. Jack is no exception. This young player looks to be getting better every time he touches the pitch, adds value, and more importantly, creates opportunities for the Union to get on the board. Homegrown tale
Undefeated in July
The Philadelphia Union went undefeated in the month of July. With this latest winning streak, we have seen a change in the middle of the field. Our very own homegrown product Jack Mcglynn. The 19-year-old midfielder has been putting in some great minutes for the Philadelphia Union this past month. During the pounding the Union put on Houston, he was part of a few of their scoring opportunities. Starting with the beautiful ball, he put in for Uhre led to the first (of many) goals by Daniel Gazdag. Of course, the great execution of his free kick gave him his first MLS goal. It is impressive the maturity with which he plays, especially being so young. Homegrown Talent.
Who To Play Who Not To Play
Head coach Jim Curtin has some hard decisions to make in the next couple of games. There is no question that McGlynn, now, must be a part of his plans going forward. In a game where having options, especially in the midfield, is a luxury, it is a good “problem” to have for Coach Curtin. Jack has made himself seen by the Philadelphia crowd and is easily becoming a fan favorite. He is on his way to becoming an important piece of the Philadelphia Union’s success, and we look forward to watching this kid grow with every game. Homegrown Talent