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Union II midfielder Jack McGlynn signed to a homegrown contract for 2021

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Queens native will join first team roster on January 1, 2021

Jack McGlynn celebrates his first professional goal for Union II on August 5, 2020
Photo by Matt Ralph

U.S. youth international midfielder Jack McGlynn has been signed to a first team homegrown contract that will see the Queens native join the first team roster on January 1, 2020.

The Philadelphia Union announced the signing on Monday.

The 17-year-old McGlynn joined the academy a year ago from BW Gottschee Academy and signed his first pro contract with Union II in early March.

“We are excited to welcome Jack to the First Team,” said Ernst Tanner, Union Sporting Director said in a news release. “After signing with Union II, he has continued to impress the technical staff with his development after making an early impact with our USL team. His ability to play across the midfield and his capacity to process new information and put it in to action on the pitch at a young age shows how high his ceiling can be.”

McGlynn becomes the 14th homegrown signing for the Philadelphia Union. His last time out for Union II he recorded his first professional goal and assist in a 3-2 win at home over New York Red Bulls II. He was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for his performance leading Union II to their first win of the season.