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McGlynn, Harriel and Aaronson named to roster for Paris Olympics



Photo by Morgan Tencza

Three players who played in the Philadelphia Union Academy together and who all graduated from YSC Academy will have a chance to represent the United States at the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Philadelphia Union teammates Jack McGlynn and Nathan Harriel are part of the 18-player roster along with former Philadelphia Union attacker Paxten Aaronson, who has joined FC Utrecht on loan for the upcoming season after playing in the Netherlands for Vitesse last season.

U.S. Olympic Men’s Soccer Team head coach Marko Mitrović will lead the team back to Olympic Games for the first time since 2008.

The Olympic Men’s Soccer Tournament is restricted to players under the age of 23, with an allowance for three overage players. Fifteen of 18 players have been capped by the full U.S. Men’s National Team, led by overage defender Walker Zimmerman with 42 senior international appearances. Midfielder Gianluca Busio’s 13 senior caps lead the squad’s Under-23 contingent.

Mitrović also named four alternates to the squad.


Goalkeepers (2): Patrick Schulte (Columbus Crew; St. Charles, Mo.), Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG; Addison, Ill.)

Defenders (6): Maximilian Dietz (Greuther Furth/GER; Frankfurt, Germany), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Fla.), Miles Robinson (FC Cincinnati; Arlington, Mass.), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.)

Midfielders (5): Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; Greensboro, N.C.), Benjamin Cremaschi (Inter Miami CF; Key Biscayne, Fla.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Queens, N.Y.), Djordje Mihailovic (Colorado Rapids; Jacksonville, Fla.), Tanner Tessmann (Venezia/ITA; Birmingham, Ala.)

Forwards (5):Paxten Aaronson (FC Utrecht/NED; Medford, NJ), Taylor Booth (FC Utrecht/NED; Eden, Utah), Duncan McGuire (Orlando City SC; Omaha, Neb.), Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/GER; South Riding, Va.), Griffin Yow (KVC Westerlo/BEL; Clifton, Va.)

Alternates (4): Josh Atencio (Midfielder, Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Jacob Davis (Defender, Sporting Kansas City; Rochester, Mich.), Johan Gomez (Forward, Eintracht Braunschweig/GER; Keller, Texas), John Pulskamp (Goalkeeper, Sporting Kansas City; Bakersfield, Calif.)

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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