2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): McCarthy made eight appearances (eight starts) for the Union in 2017, going 2-4-2 with one clean sheet on the year ... he served as Andre Blake's backup in each of the Union's first three matches ... missed the stretch from the match at D.C. United (April 1) through the clash vs. Montreal (April 22) after being listed as out with a concussion ... registered his first start of the campaign and set a new single-match career high in saves with six during a draw at Sporting KC (July 6) ... came on as a substitute in the Union's international friendly vs. Swansea City AFC (July 15), making three saves while holding Swans scoreless over the final 45 minutes ... registered his second and third regular-season starts of the year at Montreal (July 19) and at Columbus (July 22) ... in his fourth consecutive start, kept his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Columbus (July 26) ... started each following Union match through the contest at San Jose (August 19) ... was in the matchday 18 as Andre Blake's backup at Toronto (August 23) and in every Union match through the end of the year ... made two appearances (two starts) in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... started the Fourth Round win over Harrisburg (June 14), making six saves ... again started in the Round of 16 at the New York Red Bulls (June 28) ... for Bethlehem Steel FC, McCarthy made three appearances (three starts) in 2017 ... started the matches vs. Orlando City B (April 23), vs. Ottawa (June 4) and at Harrisburg (June 20), where he kept a clean sheet as part of a 1-0 win.
2016 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): In his second year with the Union, McCarthy made one MLS appearance while primarily serving as Andre Blake’s backup. He started the club’s match on September 4, 2016 at Chicago. With Steel FC, McCarthy played in 11 matches, and he also played one U.S. Open Cup contest for Philadelphia.
2015 (Philadelphia): McCarthy made the leap to MLS by signing with the Union prior to 2015. He made 11 starts in his rookie year, going 3-5-3 with 22 stops and a 1.64 goals-against average. He made his league debut on April 11, 2015 as part of a 2-1 win over New York City FC. He also made five appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, including an appearance in the final during the penalty shootout, as Philadelphia finished runners-up in the competition.
2014 (Rochester): McCarthy was named the USL Goalkeeper of the Year and USL Rookie of the Year in 2014 after a strong showing with the Rhinos. He led the league with a 0.72 goals against average after allowing just 13 goals in 18 games and posted an 8-4-6 record with 10 shutouts and 41 saves.
McCarthy 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.
He also appeared for PDL club Reading United, making a U.S. Open Cup start against the Red Bulls in 2013. 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.
Philadelphia Union signed goalkeeper John McCarthy on February 23, 2015.
Name: John McCarthy
Born: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: July 4, 1992 in Cinnaminson, NJ
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Philadelphia Union signed goalkeeper John McCarthy on February 23, 2015
Previous Experience: Rochester Rhinos (2014)