Friday, October 7 2022

The FAI have held talks with Jack McGlynn about his international future.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Jack McGlynn has been officially approached by the FAI, pundit arena understand.

The 19-year-old, who has 32 MLS appearances to his name, qualifies for the Boys in Green thanks to his Dublin-born father Paul.

McGlynn was invited to a recent Under-19 training camp in Ireland, but Philadelphia Union director of football Ernst Tanner refused to release him as he was needed for first-team games .

Crawford and Mohan love Jack McGlynn

Ireland Under-19 manager Tom Mohan and Ireland Under-21 manager Jim Crawford are huge admirers of the playmaker and have already had constructive talks with him.

Although no firm commitments have been announced by McGlynn or his representatives at this stage, optimism reigns among FAI employees involved in the talks.

This is despite the fact that McGlynn has represented the United States numerous times at minors level and made his United States Under-21 debut last November against Brazil.

Since then he has made ten more appearances for the USA U21 and was key to their triumph at the CONCAUF U-20 Championship last month.

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McGlynn was born in New York and developed his game at the famous BW Gottschee Academy.

In 2019, McGlynn joined the Philadelphia Union academy and was later promoted to their USL Philadelphia Union II championship team.

After scoring five goals in fourteen games for Philadelphia’s second string, the technician signed as a first-team player in January 2021 and made his MLS debut in April 2021 against Inter Miami.

With a fine passing game for his young age, he has taken to first-team football with ease and could soon catch the eye of United States coach Gregg Berhalter.

Should Ireland rush though, he would almost certainly be a key player in the next Under-21 cycle under Jim Crawford.

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