IPZ Athlete Prepares for 2018 MLS Season with Swansea City A.F.C.
WARREN, NJ, January 12, 2018 – Jack Elliott, 2017 MLS Rookie of the Year second runner-up and Philadelphia Union center-back, wrapped up a week-long training stint with Swansea City A.F.C. of the English Premier League (top-flight professional soccer league in England).
Elliott returned home to his native England following completion of his successful rookie campaign with the Philadelphia Union. Before travelling back to the U.S. for the start of pre-season training camp for the 2018 MLS season, Elliott was able to stay fit and have the unique experience of training in an English Premier League environment. Since being promoted to the Premier League ahead of the 2011-2012 season, the club based in Swansea, Wales has finished as high as eighth in the 2014-2015 campaign.
“It was a good experience for me to test myself against some top class opposition and see what other training environments are like, especially at the highest level,” said Elliott. “It was good preparation for preseason.”
“The English Premier League is widely considered to be the top professional soccer league in the world,” said IPZ Managing Director Jeff Curtin. “The quality of player, competition, and pressure within the league creates an environment that, I think, is great for young players to experience. Through Swansea City, we had the opportunity to give Jack this experience, which I think will only help him as he prepares for the 2018 season with the Philadelphia Union.”
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