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JFORD
Post #1
Tuesday April 23, 2013 12:00am

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Jack McInerney deserves a call-up. Don't you think?

Bshredder
Post #2
Tuesday April 23, 2013 12:00am

Joined Aug 2011
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Yes

JFORD
Post #3
Tuesday April 23, 2013 12:05am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 128
he's scoring every match. he can even be called for Gold Cup.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #4
Tuesday April 23, 2013 12:05am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,347
He has the weirdest last name

Every time I hear is last name I think of Sesame Street

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Tuesday April 23, 2013 2:19am

Joined Jul 2012
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For the Gold Cup, yes.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #6
Tuesday April 23, 2013 6:36am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,049
I remember reading an article when he was playing for the U-17 US team, saying he was the next Donovan haha..good to see he is finally doing something. Wouldn't mind seeing him called up at all.

guato-dany
Post #7
Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:41pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 78
Mcinerny has always had finishing he was just missing the service to him. idk why but i feel like he has the potential to play as a false 9 Tbh

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #8
Tuesday April 23, 2013 2:54pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 331
Original post from guato-dany

Mcinerny has always had finishing he was just missing the service to him.

Oh dear Lord. Don't let the Adu lovers catch you saying this...
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Jaybinho20
Post #9
Tuesday April 23, 2013 2:59pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 70
In fairness to both, Jack Mack played a limited role the last few seasons. Adu really did provide some great service and great moments for Philly. Those chances were not finished by the likes of Pajoy (garbage) and Co. Also, the "moments" by Adu were not consistent enough for his salary according to some.

Jack Mack has proven to score (in the past year and a half) when allowed to be a starter.

dolcem
Post #10
Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:11pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,045
Let's not get too excited, he has started off really well but form can be very temporary in the MLS. And I don't think he's quite senior team material yet. He is definitely a step below Altidore, Gomez, and even Boyd, who have consistently been scoring at the club level for a while now. And I think Agudelo is better as well at this point (he had no service at Chivas last year but now that they're playing well he has been looking good). More importantly, he fits our system much better than McInerney. McInerny is a 4-4-2 striker. And I'm always hesitant about poachers like him. The MLS has produced a lot of players in a similar mold that were never really international quality (Cummings, Cunningham, Twellman, Wondolowski, etc.). Poachers have to be really good to play at the international level IMO. And our team doesn't exactly have the service for a guy like McInerny to be effective because we don't have any attacking midfielders aside from Dempsey (hopefully Donovan returns soon).

It is quite ironic though that everyone complained that Adu's strikers couldn't finish the chances he created and now that he's gone McInerny is scoring tons.
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tylercocinas
Post #11
Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:28pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 749
He deserves a look as a result of his impressive strike rate thus far but I don't have high hopes for him for all the reasons stated already. Even if they send him home and don't put him on the GC team, if he's going to push himself to his maximum potential he should definitely have an idea of the speed of play on the international level.

Bshredder
Post #12
Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:39pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
McInerney actually has more experience than Boyd.

A lot of time I think American fans are too dismissive of actual results and goals.

The thing with McInerney is that he's more than a poacher. He gets himself into good positions and he makes very smart runs. When you watch him in person at the stadium, it shows much better than on TV. He's a smart kid for being only 20 and reads the game well.

One thing that is so impressive about him is that he is consistently improving. Sometimes fans overrate young players based on where they are at a certain age. If a young player is doing good things, it is a good sign but it's far more important to see trajectory or continued progress - even if the starting level isn't high.

A college kid improving rapidly is more encouraging than a young pro of the same age playing at the same level in consecutive years. That's why some college kids can emerge and surpass players that turn pro at an early age.

McInerney has shown consistent growth every year since he was on the U17s. He's been adding a lot to his game.

Alcharod
302
Post #13
Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:52pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from dolcem

Let's not get too excited, he has started off really well but form can be very temporary in the MLS. And I don't think he's quite senior team material yet. He is definitely a step below Altidore, Gomez, and even Boyd, who have consistently been scoring at the club level for a while now. And I think Agudelo is better as well at this point (he had no service at Chivas last year but now that they're playing well he has been looking good). More importantly, he fits our system much better than McInerney. McInerny is a 4-4-2 striker. And I'm always hesitant about poachers like him. The MLS has produced a lot of players in a similar mold that were never really international quality (Cummings, Cunningham, Twellman, Wondolowski, etc.). Poachers have to be really good to play at the international level IMO. And our team doesn't exactly have the service for a guy like McInerny to be effective because we don't have any attacking midfielders aside from Dempsey (hopefully Donovan returns soon).

It is quite ironic though that everyone complained that Adu's strikers couldn't finish the chances he created and now that he's gone McInerny is scoring tons.


I agree with your assumptions on Jack Mac vs Agudelo and others.

Your last sentence though, I feel if Adu were there this year Jack would still be scoring a ton. I think he looked at last season, saw all the great chances Adu and others gave him and saw that he stunk up the joint and scored mostly deflection goals. In the off season he worked on his craft and its paying a ton. He looks much more settled. As for Pahoy I still hate the kid lol.

Lilshmike
Post #14
Tuesday April 23, 2013 4:34pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 511
Altidore > McInerny
Gomez > McInerny
Boyd > McInerny
Wondolowski > McInerny
EJ > McInerny
Agudelo >= McInerny

Hes young, scoring goals, and is on a tear right now. But lets not get caught up in his current form. Americans love overrating US players when they are doing well, but just because he is scoring at the moment does not mean that he will continue that trend.

Service (Adu) aside, I think we should wait until he produces a FULL season of scoring consistently before we should give him a look. Last thing we need is to make the kid think he is better than he is and then have him stall out and suck because he has become a prima donna.

Bshredder
Post #15
Tuesday April 23, 2013 4:37pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
I'm not convinced Boyd, EJ, or Agudelo are better than McInerney. I'm not sure how anyone makes that case.

Again, he's consistently improved and it's not just this season. Going back to last year, he's had one of the best strike rates in the league.

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