LAFC sign goalkeeper John McCarthy to a one-year deal with an option
On Friday, LAFC sign goalkeeper John McCarthy through the 2022 MLS season with a club option for 2023. The free agent McCarthy, 29, joins the recent depth of goalkeepers for the Black & Gold, a position of need for their past few seasons.
The Philadelphia native began his MLS career with the Philadelphia Union in 2015 where he tallied 3,750 MLS regular season minutes and played 42 matches with seven shutouts recorded. LAFC sign goalkeeper John McCarthy after being a part of Inter Miami CF for 2020 and 2021, making 20 starts in 21 appearances and registering three clean sheets.
“John brings great MLS experience to our club and will provide depth to our roster,” said LAFC co-president & general manager John Thorrington. “We expect he will help our team both on and off the field.”
John McCarthy is Black & Gold.
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In 2019, McCarthy played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL Championship and tallied 10 clean sheets in 30 matches while recording the third-best goals against average per 90 minutes. From 2010 until 2013, he played at La Salle University, where he set school records for shutouts (28), saves (468), and matches played (75).
LAFC sign goalkeeper John McCarthy in the same week the club acquired goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau via trade. McCarthy has a chance to get a good amount of minutes on the field if he can establish himself as a reliable backup option. With the start of the preseason next Saturday on January 29, McCarthy will have a good amount of chances to prove what he can provide to the team.