The people have spoken, and Jack Elliott was voted the IBX Live Fearless Player of the Month for August.
Elliott fully displayed his case for Rookie of the Year in August, being a shutdown defender on one end and chipping in offensively on the other.
Against San Jose Earthquakes, Elliott netted his first goal in MLS, and nearly notched his first assist of the season as well. That would have to wait until the Union’s match against Atlanta United FC, when Elliott sent a ball to Alejandro Bedoya for his first goal of the season and Elliott’s first career assist.
But where Elliott really excelled was defensively. During the month of August, Elliott racked up 23 clearances, 17 recoveries, nine interceptions, six tackles and five blocks in four matches.
Elliott has been one of the best Union players in the month of August, and being named Player of the Month just shows that.