Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy returned to his Catholic School roots when he made a surprise visit to St. Matthew's School in Philadelphia.
Students were able to take a break from the stress of final exams on June 5 when McCarthy visited each classroom, from kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. He also brought a special guest with him; his dog, Brody.
"To be able to go to my school and see all the smiles on the kids faces from such a short time of talking to them was great," McCarthy said. "But I don't know if they were happier to see me or Brody."
McCarthy reminisced on his time at St. Matt's with a tour from two student council members.
"St. Matt's is a great school and it was great to me," McCarthy said. "The school helped me grow and learn a lot, whether in the classroom or with sports when I was a kid. It was nice to go back and see how the school, students and faculty were doing."