February 23, 2017
Union sign outside back Aaron Jones
CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union have signed draft choice defender Aaron Jones, the team announced Thursday.
Jones, a second-round pick (33rd overall) in the MLS SuperDraft, and first-round draft choice forward Marcus Epps have signed with the Union.
“We are pleased to sign Aaron to an official MLS contract,” Union sporting director Earnie Stewart said. “Aaron has impressed throughout his time with us in preseason camp, displaying quickness, his ability in passing and on free kicks, and his aggressive one-on-one defending. We look forward to bringing him aboard officially and tracking his development at the right back position over the years to come.”
Jones, 22, a native of Great Yarmouth, England, played for Ipswich Town’s Development team, then moved Georgia State University in 2013 and ’14 and transferred to Clemson for the next two seasons. Jones made 36 appearances (35 starts), totaling three goals and five assists, with Georgia State and 39 appearances (38 starts), totaling four goals and seven assists, with Clemson.