New York City winger Jack Harrison has been called up by the England Under-21 national team for the first time.
The Under-21’s play two qualifiers for the 2019 UEFA U-21 Euros this week against Scotland and Andorra.
Harrison started his career with Manchester United before moving to the United States when he was 14-years-old.
“I never thought this would happen when I moved out here when I was 14,” Harrison told NYCFC.com. “It’s a special moment and I’m going to cherish it.
Every year this league is growing and you only have to watch the games to see that it’s getting better and better every year. I’m so excited to be traveling over and doing the best I can. It’s an honor to represent my country.”
Named the No. 1 pick in the 2016 SuperDraft and ended the season with four goals and seven assists in 21 games and finished third in Rookie of the Year.
“It’s really good news for Jack, it’s really good news for the football club and of course I’m really pleased for him because he’s improved a lot and he loves the game,” said head coach Patrick Vieira. “I think it just shows how the league can be challenging for players and that it can be the right place for players to come to develop their talents.
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