NYCFC trying to claim Jack Harrison as a homegrown
NYCFC is reportedly seeking a homegrown claim on Wake Forest freshman midfielder Jack Harrison, who spent time with a local club affiliated with the Major League Soccer team prior to entering college.
Harrison, who left the Manchester United academy in his native England to attend high school at the Berkshire School in Massachusetts, spent time with Manhattan Soccer Club as a guest player when he wasn’t playing high school soccer.
If NYCFC is granted the claim – the Philadelphia Union were recently denied a claim on Georgetown senior Keegan Rosenberry, who played with the Union reserves and in the Academy when it was part-time – they would be able to sign him directly and keep him out of the MLS SuperDraft.
As a freshman, Harrison would have to sign a Generation adidas deal with MLS to be eligible.