Under-17 forward Jack McBean refuses to commit USA or switch allegiances Scotland

The 16-year-old forward doesn't want to ruffle feathers but is keeping an open door to potential call from across the pond after a disappointing spell at Under-17 World Cup
By J.R. Eskilson

USA Under-17 international Jack McBean has a tough decision to make when he steps up to the full international scene; stick with the US or opt for Scotland?

The 16-year-old's farther is from Scotland and the LA Galaxy Under-16 academy product admitted a fondness for the Tartan Army but has yet to make a decision on who he will plump for if that day arrives.

Goal.com caught up with the youngster following his team’s 4-0 win over the Dallas Texans and asked about the rumors.

“Yeah, my dad is from there [Scotland] obviously,” McBean said. “We always watched Scotland when I was growing up.

“But I mean can’t really say anything about that,” he said.

McBean is playing with the LA Galaxy Under-16 academy team, as the MLS outfit pushes for a first national championship at the Development Academy Finals Week in Milwaukee.

The striker, who signed a deal with the Galaxy via the Home Grown initiative in January, saw limited time at the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico, with a lone appearance coming in the final game of the tournament.

“Bummed I didn’t get to play much, but it was a good experience with the guys,” McBean said.

The US crashed out in the last-16 to Germany, losing 4-0, but McBean was an important piece leading up to the World Cup; with three assists in the 3-0 victory over Canada to clinch the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.

“National teams are the highest honor you can get for any sport,” he added. “I would love to play on the national team again.”

Our  provides the best breaking news online and our  football fan community is unmatched worldwide. Never miss a thing again!