Jack Elliott: From London to Appalachia to a professional debut with the Philadelphia Union

A fourth-round selection in January, Jack Elliott was the last member of the 2017 draft class to sign with the Union, but the first to actually play for the senior team.

His rapid rise is fascinating, with early bench appearances made possible because of injuries to center backs Josh Yaro and Ken Tribbett.

With Tribbett playing for Bethlehem Steel last Saturday, Elliott traveled with the first team to Washington, then made his MLS debut when starter Richie Marquez left the game at halftime.

“It was great,” the London-born Elliott said of his first Union appearance…

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