During that stretch of play, Elliott, Onyewu and the rest of the defense have pitched five shutouts and have only allowed seven goals in the 10 matches. As a whole, the Union are outscoring opponents 18-8 when Elliott and Onyewu have been on the pitch together, including the second half of April 1’s match against DC United.
“Everyone plays a role,” Elliott said. “As a team, we’re defending together and staying compact when we need to. It’s been good from everyone.”