2018 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): McKenzie has made 17 regular-season appearances (16 starts) for Philadelphia at centerback ... made his club and league debut with a substitute appearance vs. Orlando (April 13) ... followed that up with his first MLS start the next week, at FC Dallas (April 21) ... was part of a clean sheet performance in his second career start, at Montreal (May 12) ... helped the Union to another clean sheet during a start at the New York Red Bulls (May 26) and was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 13 ... part of a clean sheet win over Vancouver (June 23), for which he was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 17) ... came on as a substitute in the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game (July 31), wearing the captain's armband in the second half ... missed the stretch of matches from at Portland (August 4) through vs. NYCFC (August 18) with a knee injury ... earned a call-up from the U.S. U-20s ahead of the Four Team International Tournament in September, where he served as the captain in the opening match vs. Jamaica (September 7) and in the final match vs. Venezuela (September 11) ... returned to the starting lineup with a clean sheet effort vs. Sporting KC (September 23) and helped keep another clean sheet at Columbus (September 29) ... in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, McKenzie made three appearances (three starts) at centerback ... for Bethlehem Steel FC, McKenzie has made two appearances (two starts) at centerback ... prior to the season, McKenzie turned professional and signed with the Union as a Homegrown Player on January 18, 2018.
2017 (Bethlehem): McKenzie made six additional appearances with Steel FC as an amateur.
2016 (Bethlehem): As an amateur, McKenzie made two appearances for Steel FC in their inaugural 2016 campaign.
McKenzie was called up for the inaugural United States Youth National Team Summit Camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, where he was with the United States Under-20 National Team. He previously played for the U-18s while also attending camps for the U-16s and U-15s.
He earned his first call-up as a professional ahead of the US U-20 training camp in Spain, with friendlies scheduled for March 21, March 23 and March 27. He started the first friendly, vs. France's U-21s. In September, he was again called-up by the U-20s ahead of the Four Team International tournament. He joined the U.S. U-20s for games vs. Jamaica (September 7), the U.S. U-19s (September 9) and Venezuela (September 11). He appeared and served as the captain in the opening match as well as the final match.
Over one season at Wake Forest University in 2017, he appeared in 16 matches as a freshman, playing 685 minutes for a team that finished in fifth place in the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I final postseason rankings. He helped the school to a 19-2-2 record over his one year with the Demon Deacons.
A Union Academy graduate, he made 26 starts over his final two years with the Under-18s. He played his club soccer for the Delaware Rush and the Wilmington Rangers before coming to the Union Academy.
Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on January 18, 2018
Name: Mark McKenzie
Born: February 25, 1999 in the Bronx, NY
Hometown: Bear, DE
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on January 18, 2018