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Should the Union Bench McInerney?
August 5, 2013Posted by on
The Answer is yes, the Union should bench McInerney for a game or two. The kid could use a mental day off to collect himself and humble him a bit. Jack McInerney is currently the leading scorer for the Union and has had a phenomenal season so far scoring 10 goals. Unfortunately he has not scored in 10 games and is really letting this goal drought get to him. The All-star striker is not playing well.
It would be in the best interest of both the striker and the club to bench the player for a game or two maybe give him a role off the bench. Give the guy a break, he is struggling on the pitch. The next game is against DC United who are currently in the league by a long shot. The Union should rest Jack and start Hoppenot or move Le Toux up top and start another midfielder. Use Jack as a sub so he can come in and contribute and maybe break his funk. Coming in as a sub might be easier for Jack to make an imprint on the game sense a flow has already been established. Let Jack come in and run against tired legs and see if that helps him break his scoring funk.
We all know that Jack is very immature and has childish tendencies on the field. He gets upset easily and checks himself out of the game. It is annoying and frustrating for fans who see him give up on a play. He has gotten trigger shy and is not shooting as often as he was. Jack is not taking his chances and when he misses he gets very frustrated and puts his head down. He needs to really change that. We want to see the hustle back and some energy. We also want to see him pass and move more make some dangerous runs into the box.
Jack was never a person to take a defender one on one and beat them or take a shot from 20 out and put it on frame. When Jack was scoring goals he was doing it with speed, precision, and being in the right place at the right time. Now it seems with each passing game, his positioning and touch are diminishing. He is hardly upfront and center, he has been drifting wide and hanging back. His touch is off, he used to be able to settle and shoot, now it looks like he has trouble keeping control of the ball.