The Philadelphia Union striker laughed off comparisons to the Mexico star after he scored a late goal to salvage a point for his team.
The 20-year-old established himself as the focal point of the Union's attack last year, leading the team's offensive efforts with eight goals. He scored his fourth goal of the 2013 campaign, a stoppage-time equalizer against Toronto FC, on Saturday.
Asked if he considered himself the "American Chicharito," as had been suggested om MLSsoccer.com's March To the Match podcast, McInerney laughed off the suggestion.
"No, I don't think so," he said, smiling.
"At the end of the day, what everyone says, it doesn't mean anything, really," he explained when asked about the hype and comparisons that perpetually follow promising youngsters. "You gotta keep playing and you gotta keep showing them that you're coming into your own as a player.
"It doesn't mean anything until they're comparing younger guys to you."