Team of the Matchday: LAFC, Minnesota United win big in Matchday 25
LAFC and Minnesota United FC both course-corrected with 3-0 victories during Matchday 25, leading the ensuing Team of the Matchday presented by Audi.
2022 (Philadelphia): Elliott made 32 appearances (32 starts) at centerback in 2022...Earned a spot on the Team of the Week (Week 6)...Registered his first assist of the season against NYC (6/26)...Registered his second assist of the season against DC (7/8)...Earned a spot on the Team of the Week (Week 25)...Scored a brace in the 2022 MLS Cup.
2021 (Philadelphia): Elliott made 41 appearances (41 starts) at centerback in 2021 across all competitions...Scored his first goal of 2021 in a home win against Portland (May 30). Helped the Union secure its first shutout of the MLS season, a 0-0 away draw vs. Columbus (Apr. 18)...Made his 100th MLS appearance for the Union vs. Inter Miami (Apr. 24)...Helped provide another clean sheet for the Union during the team's 3-0 first leg Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal win against Atlanta United FC (Apr. 27)...Named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 7) after his dominate performance vs. The Portland Timbers (May 30)...Scored a free kick against Columbus Crew and helped the Union get their 10th clean sheet (Oct. 3)...Named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 32)...Scored in the penalty kick shootout against Nashville SC in the Eastern Conference Semifinals (Nov. 28)...Started two postseason matches of the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs...Elliott won the team-voted Defensive Player of the Year award after another successful season with the club.
2020 (Philadelphia): Elliott made 17 appearances (10 starts) for the Union, with the starts coming at centerback or defensive midfield and has scored one goal … Helped the Union secure a 1-0 victory over NYCFC (July 9), the first shutout of the season ... Helped secure a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory over New England Revolution (July 25) to send the Union to the MLS is Back Quarterfinals...helped grab another clean sheet against New England (August 20)...Scored his first goal of the season in a 3-0 home win against FC Cincinnati (October 7)...made his first MLS start at defensive midfield and helped the club to a 2-1 win over New England (October 19).
2019 (Philadelphia): Elliott made 34 appearances (34 starts) for the Union at centerback this season, starting every regular-season match, scoring two goals ... was named to the MLS Team of the Week in Week 8 for his efforts in a 3-0 shutout victory over Montreal (April 20) ... scored his first goal of the season with the match opener vs. New England (May 4) ... signed a new contract with the Union (May 22) for a guaranteed three years through the 2021 season, with a team option for 2022 ... scored the game-winning goal, his second tally of the season, in the 78th minute vs. Houston (August 11); was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 23).
2018 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Elliott made 17 regular-season appearances (16 starts) at centerback, scoring two goals. He helped keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over New England on opening day (March 3), and was named to the MLS Team of the Week for his efforts; he earned a second MLS Team of the Week honor after another clean sheet, this time vs. Columbus (March 17). He notched his first-ever brace as well as the first two-goal performance by a Union defender in team history as part of the win at New England (August 11), and was again named to the MLS Team of the Week. He helped the Union keep a shutout vs. NYCFC (August 18) and was once again named to the MLS Team of the Week for the fourth time in 2018. In the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Elliott made three appearances (three starts) at centerback, scoring one goal. He tallied the opener off of a corner kick as part of a 5-0 Fourth Round win over Richmond (June 5), and helped keep a clean sheet during a start at centerback in the Semifinals win over Chicago (August 8). For Bethlehem Steel FC, Elliott made one appearance (one start) at centerback, making his season debut for Bethlehem during a start vs. New York Red Bulls II (June 20).
2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Elliott made 30 appearances (29 starts) at centerback for Philadelphia during his rookie season, scoring one goal and adding one assist. He was named a finalist for the league's Rookie of the Year award. He made his professional debut by coming on as a substitute at centerback at D.C. United (April 1) and made his first MLS start by getting the nod at centerback vs. New York City FC (April 14). He started every match over the club's record four-match shutout streak, culminating vs. Houston (May 17). He scored his first career goal during a start at San Jose (August 19) and added his first career assist two matches later vs. Atlanta (August 26). He also made two appearances (two starts) in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, registering one assist. For Bethlehem Steel FC, Elliott made one appearance (one start) at central midfield.
While at West Virginia, Elliott appeared in 68 matches, while recording six goals and five assists. Elliott was named to the 2016 NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team in addition to earning CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honors, becoming WVU’s first three-time Academic All-America honoree.
ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union selected defender Jack Elliott in the Fourth Round (77th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017 and signed him on February 24, 2017. Elliott signed a new contract with the Union on May 22, 2019.