PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Monday, the Union announced that they came to terms on a contract with local product and former La Salle star John McCarthy. The goalkeeper is a native of Philadelphia and played last season for the Rochester Rhinos of the USL.
Before attending La Salle, McCarthy, 22, was a standout at North Catholic High School.READ MORE: 'There's A Lot Of Ghosts In Here': CBS3 Spends Evening In Believed-To-Be Haunted Neshaminy Creekside Inn
“It’s a dream come true to sign with my hometown team,” McCarthy said in a released statement on Monday. “I’m thrilled with the opportunity and am looking forward at having a chance to contribute to such a great organization.”READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Ahjaon Jackson Shot, Killed While Coming Home From Work With Twin Sister, Philadelphia Police Say
McCarthy was named the 2014 USL Pro Rookie of the Year. His 0.72 goals against average was the best in the league. McCarthy amassed an 8-4-6 record with 10 shutouts and 41 saves.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Community Still Wants 'Real Justice' For Walter Wallace Jr. A Year After Fatal Police Shooting