Before Jack Harrison was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the English FA had no idea who he was.
There was a reason for that. Harrison, from the down-and-out Lancashire market town of Darwen, had a cup of coffee in the Manchester United system but left the country to attend high school in the States. He did much of his substantive developing here, between the ballyhooed Berkshire Academy in Massachusetts, time in the USYS National League and a year spent in Bobby Muuss’s possession set at Wake Forest.