MLS All-Star head coach Peter Vermes has selected Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney as a replacement for injured New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill for Wednesday’s 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against AS Roma (9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, UniMas, TSN, RDS).
In his fourth MLS season, McInerney has emerged as one of the most lethal attackers in the League, and his 10 goals in 19 games so far this season rank him fourth in the Budweiser Golden Boot race behind fellow All-Stars Camilo Sanvezzo (13), Mike Magee (13) and Marco Di Vaio (11). This is McInerney’s first MLS All-Star selection. The 20-year-old from Alpharetta, Ga., already has 22 career MLS goals, all with Philadelphia, who selected him No. 7 overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
In the Red Bulls’ win 4-3 against Real Salt Lake yesterday, Cahill sustained an injury that will prevent him from competing in the All-Star Game.
The Union return to action to host Stoke City FC at PPL Park on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.). For tickets: http://j.mp/UnionvsSTOKEFC