SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Republic FC announced today that the club has reached an agreement with defender Jack Gurr on a contract for the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Jack is a talented defender who is capable of making an immediate impact on our backline,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “His experiences in MLS, USL, and the Scottish Premier League will make him a valuable asset to our group.”
The Englishman comes to the Indomitable City after spending the previous two seasons in the Atlanta United FC system. He marked his professional debut with Atlanta United 2 in 2020 and started all 16 matches during the pandemic-shortened season. He signed on with MLS side Atlanta United for 2021, and logged one appearance, before preparing to move clubs. Last June, the defender joined former Atlanta United manager Stephen Glass at Aberdeen FC in Scotland. He logged 10 appearances with the club and amassed 550 minutes, including time in the Scottish Challenge Cup and UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying matches.
Prior to starting his professional career, Gurr was an academy product of English club Gateshead FC. He moved to the United States in 2014, joining the soccer program at Georgia Gwinnett College. As a Grizzly, he tallied 14 goals and 22 assists in four seasons and twice earned First Team All-Independent Institutions recognition. He featured for NPSL club Georgia Revolution from 2018 to 2019.