Jack Elliott, Oguchi Onyewu creating one of the best centerback pairings in MLS

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.”

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