SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Republic FC announced today it has re-signed versatile defender Jordan McCrary. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.
“Jordan was voted by his teammates as the club’s Defensive Player of the Year for 2019, and he earned every bit of that respect,” said Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant. “He brings a relentless tenacity to the back line and we’re extremely excited to have him return.”
McCrary made 29 appearances in league play this season (32 in all competitions), all of which were starts, and contributed two assists. His pair of assists occurred in consecutive matches, one of which being the game-winner when he set up Dariusz Formella’s first half goal against Austin Bold FC in mid-September for a 2-1 win in the Lone Star State.
Defensively, McCrary led the entire team in interceptions (43), tackles (71) and tackles won (39) during league play this season.
The 26-year-old fullback, who has experience playing on either wing, signed with the Indomitable Club this past March after spending 2018 in Major League Soccer with Seattle Sounders FC. McCrary made 20 appearances for Seattle across all competitions, including the Concacaf Champions League.
McCrary was born in Roswell, Georgia and later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he helped to guide the Tar Heels to an NCAA College Cup during his freshman campaign. He was drafted by the New England Revolution with the 10th overall selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft where he made two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearances for the club.
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