McInerney stepping up as leader for Union

 

The Founding Fathers came together to make the U.S. Constitution 237 years ago at Independence Hall.

 

The Sons of Ben took to the stands of Lincoln Financial Field three years ago to see the Union embark on their franchise’s first soccer match.

 

Both are very different events. What they symbolize isn’t all that different: banding together as one to accomplish something great. Union forward Jack McInerney weighed in on the growth he’s seen from the organization in just three years.

 

“I think the team’s come a long way,” said McInerney, who has been with the Union since its inception. “I think we’re doing things on and off the field better and better each year. Last year was a rough year, but we’ve bounced back so far this year and we’re happy with where we stand.”

 

The Union stand at 2-2-2 after finishing 10-18-6 and missing the playoffs last season. Through six games, McInerney has four goals, third in MLS. He was named to the league’s Team of the Week this week.

 

“I think my leadership just comes by how I play on the field,” he said. “It’s weird to me to be considered a leader just because of all the older veterans who are on teams throughout the league. They’re the ones who really know what to expect and push the younger guys every day. My goal is just to put a good performance out every weekend so that guys continue to trust me.”

 

The Union face one of their biggest rivals, D.C. United, Saturday at RFK Stadium. The last time the Union faced one of their rivals on the road, the New York Red Bulls, the Union fell behind early and were handed a 2-1 loss.

 

“We’re trying to grow as the season goes,” he said. “We’re taking things one game at a time. There’s still 28 games left so we’re just trying to learn from our mistakes. Towards the end we expect to be in the playoff race.”

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McInerney has four goals this season, third-best in MLS.

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