Philadelphia Union, Jack Elliott agree to contract extension


The Philadelphia Union and center back Jack Elliott have agreed to a contract extension through the 2021 season with a club option for 2022, the Union announced Wednesday. 

Elliott, 23, has appeared in every minute of the Union's 13 matches this season. He has made 60 appearances in his Philly career after debuting in 2017. 

“Jack Elliott is a great example of the value of hard work and making the most of your opportunities,” Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a club statement. “This new contract is one that he has fully earned through his consistent and reliable play on the field. He is a tremendous passer, brings a unique blend of size and skill, and processes the game at a high level. We believe Jack has a bright future ahead of him and we are delighted to reward him with this new deal to keep him with the Union.”

The English-born defender was selected No. 77 overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft after a college career at West Virginia.

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