HOW ACQUIRED: Signed a two-year contract with club options for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons from Philadelphia Union in exchange for $50,000 General Allocation Monday on Jan. 14, 2021.
The winger played four seasons at the University of Kentucky where he had 20 goals and 21 assists in 66 appearances. He originally joined the Union academy in 2013 and graduated in the same class with Mark McKenzie, among others.
OUTSIDE MLS: ElMedkhar joined Philadelphia’s YSC Academy in 2013 and graduated in 2017. He was part of the largest graduating class, along with former Union player Mark McKenzie. ElMedkhar played two seasons with USL League Two side Reading United AC, where he recorded five goals and three assists in 22 appearances overall.
COLLEGE: ElMedkhar played collegiate soccer at the University of Kentucky. He appeared in 66 matches for the Kentucky Wildcats and recorded 20 goals and 21 assists throughout his college career. He was named to United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region First Team and All-C-USA First Team in 2018 and 2019, as well as to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2019. Prior to the start of his junior year season, ElMedkhar was also named C-USA Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year, to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List and the C-USA Preseason Team.