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 made his matchday 18 debut for the team during the home opener vs. Toronto FC (March 11), but did not appear ... he continued in the matchday 18 at Orlando (March 18) ... made his professional debut by coming on as a substitute at centerback at D.C. United (April 1) ... continued in the matchday 18 vs. Portland (April 8) ... made his first MLS start by getting the nod at centerback vs. New York City FC (April 14) and continued in the starting lineup against Montreal (April 22), where he won a penalty that was converted by Roland Alberg ... started at LA Galaxy (April 29) in a shutout effort, his third consecutive MLS start ... helped the Union record back-to-back shutouts during his fourth consecutive start, vs. the New York Red Bulls (May 6) ... started as part of the club's third straight shutout during a 4-0 win at D.C. United (May 13) ... remained in the starting lineup for the club's record fourth straight shutout, vs. Houston (May 17) ... continued in the starting lineup vs. Colorado (May 20) and in every regular-season match through the end of the season, including during the team's sixth clean sheet of the season, vs. D.C. United (June 24), and its seventh, vs. New England (July 2) ... started in the Union's international friendly vs. Swansea City AFC (July 15) ... helped the Union register their eighth clean sheet of the year in a shutout effort vs. Columbus (July 26) ... 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) ... was part of another shutout effort, at the Red Bulls (September 17) ... made two appearances (two starts) in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, registering one assist ... started at centerback in the Fourth Round win over Harrisburg (June 14) and in the Round of 16 at the New York Red Bulls (June 28), where he assisted on Roland Alberg's goal ... for Bethlehem Steel FC, Elliott made one appearance (one start) at central midfield ... he started Steel FC's match vs. Cincinnati (April 9) at central midfield, notching an assist as part of the 2-0 win ... prior to the season, he was selected by the Union in the Fourth Round (77th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2017 ... he officially signed with the club on February 24, 2017.
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.