In gearing up for the final round of the Generation adidas Cup, MLSsoccer.com took a look at every team's best prospect in the pipeline. For the Philadelphia Union, Rayshaun McGann was named as the best Academy prospect.
Rayshaun McGann has spent the majority of his recent time with the U17 MNT gearing up for the looming World Cup qualification cycle, but the Union don’t currently have a better outside back/winger hybrid in the system. Go back and watch his golazo against Portugal in 2016 and you’ll see why he’s garnering such rave reviews of late. His speed, vision and finishing ability are all top notch after the Union’s recent spate of academy signings.
Recently, the Union have received much praise from MLS Commissioner Don Garber about its Academy. The praise comes off the heels of Derrick Jones becoming the first Union player to go from the Academy to Bethlehem Steel FC and then to the Union, starting at least one game for each team.
To see every team's best academy prospect, click here.