2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Elliott made 30 appearances (29 starts) at centerback for Philadelphia during his rookie season, scoring one goal and adding one assist. He was named a finalist for the league's Rookie of the Year award. He made his professional debut by coming on as a substitute at centerback at D.C. United (April 1) and made his first MLS start by getting the nod at centerback vs. New York City FC (April 14). He started every match over the club's record four-match shutout streak, culminating vs. Houston (May 17). He scored his first career goal during a start at San Jose (August 19) and added his first career assist two matches later vs. Atlanta (August 26). He also made two appearances (two starts) in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, registering one assist. For Bethlehem Steel FC, Elliott made one appearance (one start) at central midfield.
While at West Virginia, Elliott appeared in 68 matches, while recording six goals and five assists. Elliott was named to the 2016 NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team in addition to earning CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honors, becoming WVU’s first three-time Academic All-America honoree.
Philadelphia Union selected defender Jack Elliott in the Fourth Round (77th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017 and signed him on February 24, 2017.
Name: Jack Elliott
Born: August 25, 1995 in London, England
Hometown: London, England
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Acquired: Selected in the Fourth Round (77th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017. Signed by Philadelphia on February 24, 2017
Elliott is the son of Maire and Fred and has two brothers, Sam and Craig. Although he was born and raised in London, he identifies as Scottish as both of his parents are from the country. Away from the game, Elliott's hobbies include golf, tennis and the FIFA video games. His favorite meal is chili and if he weren't a professional soccer player, he'd like to try a job involving new technology, as his degree is in Management Information Systems. He is a fan of the TV show Suits and the English rap genre grime. Growing up, his favorite team was Glasgow Rangers, and his favorite player to watch was Steven Gerrard. Two vacation spots that he has never visited that he'd like to are New Zealand and Thailand.