SAM WHIPPLE - Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney has been named to the MLS Team of the Week in Round 7 following his strong performance last weekend against Toronto FC.
His stoppage-time equalizer helped the Union salvage a 1-1 draw in what was a frustrating game for McInerney and Philadelphia, filled with missed chances and questionable calls.
"We definitely felt we were going to win the game," McInerney said afterwards. "Obviously it was disappointing to let up a goal because I think they only had one or two shots on goal. That's got to be a game we have to win, and looking back on it later in the season it's going to be disappointing."
His tally of four goals in the first six matches of the season is good enough to put him among the league leaders in goals scored, only behind Mike Magee (Galaxy) and Robert Earnshaw (Toronto), who each have five.
McInerney signed with the Union in 2010 on a Generation adidas contract, and is off to the best start of his career this season. He led the team with eight goals last year, but has made it clear he wants to be at the top of the MLS goal-scoring list come season's end.
Philadelphia will need McInerney to continue to produce over the long haul this year if they are to make the playoffs. The Union currently sits in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, and will play on the road this weekend against D.C. United.