Just after Noon EST on December 11th, 2023, U.S. Soccer has announced the nominees for its 2023 end-of-the-year awards to highlight the top performers across all its National Teams. Among the nominees is one of our own – Philadelphia Union homegrown, Jack McGlynn. The 20-year-old midfielder from Queens, NY has been named as one of the 4 finalists for the 2023 Chipotle Young Male Player Award.
Philadelphia Union’s Jack McGlynn listed among award finalists
After his consistent involvement in U-20 US Youth National Team during the 2022/2023 cycle, McGlynn appeared in all 5 games and served as a key piece for the United States at the 2023 U-20 World Cup. McGlynn was also called into and appeared in all 4 games for the Olympic team in October and November in preparation for the 2024 Paris Games.
With his home club of Philadelphia Union, McGlynn had somewhat of a breakout season in 2023, appearing in 44 games across all competitions. McGlynn also cemented himself as a mainstay in the Union XI, starting in 28 of those games 44 games and notching 3 goals and 4 assists for the blue and gold this season.
Most importantly for McGlynn and his development, it felt like the 20-year-old took a huge step on the defensive side of the ball this season – becoming a more reliable 2-way player for Curtin – which should translate over to the level of trust he receives at the National team level in the future.
Below is the list of nominees for all awards, along with a link to vote for Jack as the 2023 Chipotle Young Male Player of the Year.
The 2023 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year
The 2023 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year
The Chipotle Young Female Player of the Year
The Chipotle Young Male Player of the Year
Game of the Year, presented by Bud Light
-USWNT’s 2-1 victory vs. Brazil to clinch the 2023 SheBelieves Cup,
-USMNT’s dominant 3-0 win vs. Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League Semifinal
USMNT’s trophy-clinching 2-0 victory vs. Canada in the Nations League championship match.
-U.S. Men’s Beach Soccer National Team’s strong 5-0 win vs. Mexico in the 2023 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship Final
-U.S. Women’s Deaf National Team topped Turkey 3-0 to win its third Women’s World Deaf Football Championship.
Beach Soccer Male Player of The Year
Futsal Player of the Year
Cerebral Palsy Female Player of The Year
Cerebral Palsy Male Player of The Year
Deaf Female Player of the Year
Deaf Male Player of the Year
Power Soccer Player of The Year
Adapt and Thrive Disability Award
-Joslynn Bigelow (Down Syndrome Sports of America),
-Randy Corey (TOPSoccer), and
Voting for all awards: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7637720/2023-U-S-Soccer-Player-of-the-Year-Voting-Fan-Vote
Don’t forget to cast your vote for Philadelphia Union starlet Jack McGlynn!