Jack Elliot was the only Union defender to start in both Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup clash with New York Red Bulls and Sunday’s league match against New England Revolution. While injury prevented him from playing all 210 possible minutes, the 182 minutes he recorded were Elliott’s best of the season.
On Wednesday, the Red Bulls controlled large portions of the game. They poked and prodded at the edge of box, searching for that final ball. Instead, it was Elliott who stood resolute. He recorded six tackles, three blocks, two interceptions, and five recoveries to go with his seven clearances.
It was his excellent distribution, though, that gave the Union a chance. Elliott’s long pass over the defense was inch-perfect to Roland Alberg, who slotted home the equalizing tally.