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Lincoln-Way West alumnus Ian McGrath was drafted last month by Nashville SC, a team that is expected to join Major League Soccer in 2019 or 2020. His first pro game will be on Saturday, March 17. Photo courtesy of Evansville University
Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter
3:12 pm CDT March 12, 2018

A dream came true for New Lenox native and Lincoln-Way West graduate Ian McGrath when he took the field last month for his first professional soccer game.

McGrath, who graduated from West in 2014, recently signed with Nashville SC, an expansion team that will play this season in the United Soccer League, one level below the Major Soccer League, but could join the MLS in 2019 or 2020.

Nashville SC played the first exhibition game in franchise history that day, drawing a huge crowd.