HOW ACQUIRED: Originally signed on January 30, 2018. Re-signed to new deal on Dec. 31, 2019.
Jakovic is an experienced, technically sound center back who provides depth in the center of defense for LAFC.
INTERNATIONAL: Jaković earned his Canada National Team senior debut in a win over Martinique on January 30, 2008. The following year, he appeared in five matches for the U-23 squad, including participation at the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. In all, Jaković has earned 41 senior caps for Canada, with appearances at the 2009, 2015 and 2017 Concacaf Gold Cups, as well as five FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
OUTSIDE MLS: The former D.C. United center back arrived in Los Angeles after spending the 2017 campaign with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. In his only year with the club, Jaković appeared in 22 matches, tallying one goal and two assists. Jaković began his professional career in Canada prior to moving to Serbian side, Red Star Belgrade in 2008. Following his five-year stint at D.C. United, Jaković joined Shimizu S-Pulse of the Japanese first division where he appeared in 53 matches from 2014-16.
COLLEGE: Jaković was a collegiate standout at University of Alabama-Birmingham. In his three seasons at UAB, Jaković was a two-time NSCAA All-Region First Team selection and finished his career with eight goals and five assists in 49 games.
NOTES: Won the U.S. Open Cup with D.C. United in 2013.