Indy Eleven forward Jack McInerney has been named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 21 of the 2018 season. The 26-year-old bagged a birthday brace in Indy Eleven's 2-2 draw against Louisville City FC on August 5.
In 2018, McInerney has played 17 matches, 15 of which he appeared in the starting lineup, totaling 1,340 minutes on the season. During that time, the former LA Galaxy forward has tallied six goals, placing him as the lone scoring leader for the team so far. Additionally, McInerney has played in 16 key passes, resulting in one assist to his name.
Prior to signing with Indy Eleven early in 2018, McInerney signed his first professional contract after being drafted seventh overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union from the U.S. Men’s National Team Under-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. Other notable members that shared residency with McInerney in the U.S. Soccer program include Indianapolis-native Perry Kitchen and former Indy Eleven player Victor Pineda.
Since 2010, McInerney has scored 43 goals in 175 appearances during stints with MLS clubs Philadelphia Union, Montreal Impact, Columbus Crew SC, Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy. By late 2015, McInerney ranked second in MLS history in scoring the most goals by the age of 23 with 36 goals to his name. Moreover, McInerney has been featured in several call-ups to the United States Men’s National Team’s U-17, U-20, U-23 and Senior squads.
“Indiana's Team” returns to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on North Carolina FC for Networking Night. Fans can get tickets to the match on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. by visiting IndyEleven.com/Tickets or by calling (317)685-1100.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Ricardo Ferrino, Las Vegas Lights FC: Ferrino recorded a seven-save shutout to keep Lights FC in the game before the hosts scored a late winner to defeat Rio Grande Valley FC.
D – Darnell King, San Antonio FC: King’s first goal of the season was part of a good all-around display that saw him record two interceptions, three clearances and one tackle in SAFC’s victory against the LA Galaxy II.
D – Hugh Roberts, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Roberts won 21 of 25 duels and recorded five tackles, five interceptions and nine clearances, as the Hounds claimed a pair of shutout victories over the week.
D – Olivier Mbaizo, Bethlehem Steel FC: The 20-year-old Cameroonian recorded a pair of assists and made nine possession recoveries in Steel FC’s 3-0 victory against the Richmond Kickers.
D – Nana Attakora, Ottawa Fury FC: Attakora put home a strong finish in the second half and recorded five clearances and three recoveries, as Ottawa shut out the Tampa Bay Rowdies in a 2-0 victory on Friday night.
M – Jordan Burt, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Burt recorded the assist on Tobenna Uzo’s opening goal, one of three key passes for the game, and won five of seven duels in the Switchbacks’ crucial victory.
M – Villyan Bijev, Sacramento Republic FC: Bijev scored the game-winning goal and recorded four key passes, as Republic FC claimed a 1-0 victory against Fresno FC in the Highway 99 Derby.
M – Darwin Jones, Orange County SC: Jones scored a pair of goals, as Orange County further bolstered its playoff credentials with a 2-1 victory against the Swope Park Rangers on Saturday night.
F – Chris Cortez, Phoenix Rising FC: Cortez had two goals and an assist to lead Phoenix to an emphatic 4-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Sunday afternoon.
F – Jack McInerney, Indy Eleven: McInerney scored a pair of goals, as the Eleven earned a 2-2 draw on the road against defending USL Cup champion Louisville City FC.
F – Neco Brett, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Brett scored three goals over two games to lead the Hounds to a pair of victories and back into second place in the Eastern Conference.
Bench: GK: Dan Lynd (PGH), Austin Ledbetter (STL), Frank Lopez (LA), Aodhan Quinn (OC), Tucker Hume (NSH), Tobenna Uzo (COS), Ilija Ilic (LOU)