McInerney to MLS All-Star Game as replacement

McInerney to MLS All-Star Game as replacement

July 28, 2013, 7:30 pm
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One month after making his first U.S. men's national team, Jack McInerney is heading to his first MLS All-Star Game.

The Union striker was selected Sunday to replace the injured Tim Cahill of the New York Red Bulls.

The game, scheduled for 9 p.m. Wednesday night in Kansas City, will feature the MLS All-Stars against AS Roma of Italian Serie A.

In his fourth MLS season, McInerney is fourth in the league's Golden boot race with 10 goals in 19 games and led the league in scoring earlier this season before his stint with the national team.

But the 20-year-old was, for whatever reason, not selected in the league's fan voting, nor was he picked by All-Star manager Peter Vermes and league commissioner Don Garber. In fact, no member of the Union was.

But McInerney will now take part in the game thanks to Cahill, who sustained an injury in the Red Bulls' 4-3 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

The Union currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 9-6-7 record.