CARSON, Calif. –In his third season in MLS, Jack McBean appears to be settling into a role as a regular member in the LA Galaxy starting XI.
McBean has started in four of the Galaxy’s six games in all competitions while amassing two goals and an assist. I wrote this piece about McBean’s rise and his desire to turn his appearances into goals for LAGalaxy.com.
Following practice on Tuesday, McBean touched on a number of topics including his status with the U.S. Under-20’s, how his life is different than other teenagers his age and the rise of Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney.
McBean’s comments are below…
(On his status with the Under-20’s after not being called up to the April training camp…)
MCBEAN: “Not really worrying about it, I’m just focusing on the Galaxy and my role with the team right now. I know that if I do well with this team then it’s up to [U.S. Under-20 head coach] Tab [Ramos]. He’s called me in before and there’s a bunch of good players.”
(On how his life is different than other teenagers…)
MCBEAN: “I had to grow up a lot, but it’s easier to go back home. I’m still living at home and seeing all my best friends every day. My life is different than most people, but at the same time, I’m still doing most normal things that high school kids do.”
(On the rise of young forward Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney…)
MCBEAN: “It’s awesome. He’s been scoring a lot of goals…It’s cool to see another young kid get opportunities and he’s making the most of it.”