New York City FC’s 19-year-old boy-wonder Jack Harrison continues to shine.There seems to be nothing that this young, growing star cannot do. In just a handful of appearances, he’s helped NYCFC’s attacking front get their act together and has drawn rave reviews from his teammates, opponents, head coach Patrick Vieira, and just about everyone who has watched him play.
On Wednesday, he was named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 17 by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
Harrison scored in the eighth minute and tallied a perfect assist to captain David Villa in the 66th minute in NYCFC’s 2-0 win against the Red Bulls on Sunday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Since stepping onto the scene after missing the first third of the season due to injury, Harrison has proven to be an impact on the pitch for the Blues, scoring a pair of goals and earning a pair of assists in four starts so far this season.
MLS Player of the Week & @NYCFC midfielder Jack Harrison reflects on his club’s huge win over #RBNY last Sunday.https://t.co/KBZvoZkyqP
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 6, 2016
His goal on Sunday is one of the four semi-finalists nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week.
The English native and former Manhattan Soccer Club and Wake Forest alum is proving to be a growing star that could make his way back across the pond sooner rather than later as he has already drawn the eyes of those in the Premiership and possibly could make his way onto the English national team.
He did, however, mention that he is open to playing for the U.S. national team once he fully establishes American citizenship.
The Eastern Conference-leading NYCFC (7-5-6; 27 points) take on the New England Revolution Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, the first of a four-match road trip for the club.