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Union’s Jack McGlynn, Nathan Harriel called to U.S. Olympic team

CHESTER — The Union will soon be down two more players, but for an actual good reason this time.

Jack McGlynn and Nathan Harriel are off to the Olympics with Team USA, the club announced Saturday ahead of a visit from New York Red Bulls, their last game before reporting to camp.

McGlynn has made 21 appearances for the Under-20s and seven for the U-23s. He made his full senior debut against Slovenia in January. He has been irreplaceable for the Union this year, struggles notwithstanding. He’s made 20 appearances (17 starts), with three goals and five assists.

Harriel didn’t play for the U-20s but became a significant figure for the U-23s, with seven appearances. He has three assists in 20 games played this year for the Union.

McGlynn (along with Quinn Sullivan, Brandan Craig and Paxten Aaronson, though not Harriel) were among the players with Union ties who helped the team qualify for Paris via the 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. The U.S. has not qualified for an Olympics since 2008, when it didn’t escape its group. It finished fourth in 2000 in Sydney.

Drawn into Group A, the U.S. opens the tournament July 24, two days before opening ceremonies, against France in Marseille. They remain there to take on New Zealand on July 27 and voyage to Saint-Etienne for the group finale against Guinea July 30.

A quarterfinal on Aug. 2 – if the U.S. finishes second in its group and Argentina wins Group A – could see the teams collide at the Parc des Princes in Paris. The bronze-medal match is Aug. 8, with the gold-medal affair a day later.

The rest of the 18-man roster will be revealed on Monday. The Washington Post reported that the three overage players permitted are central defenders Walker Zimmerman of Nashville and Miles Robinson of FC Cincinnati and Colorado midfielder Djordje Mihailovic, though the clubs haven’t confirmed that publicly.

Source: Berkshire mont

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