Union Academy prospects help US U16s claim trophy

Philadelphia Union Academy duo Dante Huckaby and Jack McGlynn are returning to the city of Brotherly Love as champions after helping lead the United States U-16 squad to the 2019 Nike International Friendlies championship.

Huckaby started in both matches for the young Stars and Stripes, that battled back against the Netherlands for a 3-3 draw and clinched the championship with a 3-2 victory over Turkey.

McGlynn came into the US's thriller against the Dutch in the second half and played a key role in the stoppage time thriller. Collecting a ball in the midfield, McGlynn riffled a through ball that rang off the post but fell to a teammate to make it 3-2. On the final kick of the match, the United States equalized for a crucial draw that netted the title.


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