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Montreal Impact new boy McInerney: Philadelphia made a 'big mistake'

Jack McInerney believes the Philadelphia Union have made a 'big mistake' in getting rid of him.

Just under two weeks ago, the 21-year old forward was traded to Montreal Impact in exchange for Andrew Wenger, despite being Philly's top scorer in the 2013 MLS season.

McInerney, who scored on his Impact debut on the weekend, told the MLStransfers blog that he was improving as a player at PPL Park and was surprised that head coach John Hackworth opted to trade him out.

~ "I definitely think I was getting better there with the coaches and players present, but at the end of the day I wasn't gonna be the best I can under the system they were trying to establish," McInerney, who scored 25 goals in 95 MLS outings for the Union, said.

As for Hackworth's decision to end his Philly career, McInerney suggested it was an error of judgment.

"Big mistake," was his succinct answer when asked if there was one last thing he would say to the Union boss.

McInerney kicked off his Montreal career with the opening goal in their 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire at the Olympic Stadium.

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