John McCarthy

John McCarthy
  • Philadelphia Union
  • 6' 3"
  • 180 lbs.
  • Cinnaminson, NJ

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on February 23, 2015.

A Philadelphia native, McCarthy starred at North Catholic High School before attending La Salle University. In his first season as a professional last year, he was named USL Pro’s Goalkeeper of the Year.

McCarthy, 22, was also the USL Pro Rookie of the Year in 2014 after a strong showing with Rochester Rhinos. He led the league with a 0.72 goals against average after allowing just 13 goals in 18 games. McCarthy posted an 8-4-6 record and had 10 shutouts with 41 saves. In College, he was a four-year starter at La Salle, a three-time All-Atlantic 10 performer, an NSCAA Scholar All-American and was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list heading into his senior year.

McCarthy also starred for local youth teams in the area. He played for Lighthouse Soccer Club, Philadelphia Soccer Club, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program, FC Delco and Match Fit Academy FC.

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