Philadelphia Union: Two gambles paying off for Union back line

The Best of Both Worlds

The 21-year-old Jack Elliott was one of two England native center backs the Union selected in the MLS Superdraft, with Elliott being taken with the 77th pick after his four years at West Virginia University and a short stint with the South Florida Surf of the USL-PDL. It was safe to assume he was likely to end up playing with the Union reserves, Bethlehem Steel, in USL given the players in front of him. He had shown promise, and on a reserve minimum wasn’t hurting the cap at all.

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