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Aaron Jones in Consideration for USL Rookie of the Year

There are a lot of good potential nominees for Rookie of the Year in Steel FC’s squad, with the likes of goalkeeper Jake McGuire, midfielders Adam Najem and Santi Moar, and forwards Marcus Epps and Chris Nanco among them for the playoff contender. Arguably the side’s most consistent player has been Jones, who leads the team in minutes played and has put in stellar performances on the back line as Steel FC has competed for a first trip to the postseason.

Jones has won a team-high 38 tackles at an 80.9 percent success rate, sits second with 51 interceptions, and has also won more than 55 percent of duels and almost 70 percent of aerial duels. Additionally, the value Jones brings from set pieces has seen him tie for the team-lead with 31 key passes alongside Moar, and also notch a pair of standout goals from free kicks.

View more online: http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/841152?referrer_id=2333971

AARON JONES SIGNS WITH THE PHILADELPHIA UNION

IPZ Athlete Inks First Professional Contract with the MLS

WARREN, NJ, February 24, 2017 — Aaron Jones has signed an MLS contract with the Philadelphia Union, who selected Jones as their second overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft in January.

“We are pleased to sign Aaron to an official MLS contract,” said Philadelphia Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart in a team press release. “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 rightback position over the years to come.”

Following Philadelphia’s official announcement of his signing, Jones, a native of Great Yarmouth, England who played collegiately at both Georgia State and Clemson, tweeted his gratitude towards the Union. “I’m over the moon to have finally signed my first professional contract with such a great organisation. There are plenty of hours of hard graft ahead but I can’t wait to pull on the Navy & Gold of the Philadelphia Union and help the team be successful in any way possible.”

“We are delighted to see Aaron sign his first professional contract with a top-notch organization like the Philadelphia Union,” said Robert Zito, Managing Partner of IPZ, which represents Jones. “It is wonderful to see a player’s hard work pay off and we could not be more excited for Aaron as he embarks on his professional career.”

Read the Union’s official release about Aaron’s signing here.

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

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Kyrsten Van Natta
(862) 205-9841
kyrsten@ipzusa.com

AARON JONES JOINS THE IPZ FAMILY

Philadelphia Union Draftee Chooses InterperformancesUSA for Representation

WARREN, NJ, January 19, 2017 – Aaron Jones, the Philadelphia Union’s second round pick of the 2017 MLS Draft, has signed with InterperformancesUSA (IPZ), the company announced today.

The 5-foot-9 right back hails from Great Yarmouth, U.K. and began his college career at Georgia State University.  He was named to the 2013 College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team during his freshman year and the 2014 All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team in his sophomore season.

In January 2015, Jones transferred to Clemson University and helped the Tigers reach the Elite Eight. His game-tying goal against UC Santa Barbara in the Sweet Sixteen was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. During his senior campaign, Jones tallied three goals, four assists, and 10 points, and Clemson made a return to the Elite Eight.  The program was ranked #1 in the final RPI poll for the 2016 season.

Jones has tweeted to Philadelphia Union fans that he can’t wait to begin his MLS career in the City of Brotherly Love, especially after watching the documentary that brought the Union to Philadelphia, Sons of Ben: The Movie.  “Even more excited to get started with @PhilaUnion after hearing their story #SonsOfBen,” he wrote.

“I’m delighted to join the Union and excited at the direction that franchise is moving,” Jones said. “I had hoped to have the opportunity to play on the East Coast, and there couldn’t be a better franchise than Philadelphia.”

“Aaron is a dynamic defender who reads the game very well,” said Robert Zito, Managing Director of IPZ. “He embraces the defensive aspects of the game, is strong in possession, and has the technical and athletic ability to join in the attack and provide quality service.  These qualities in combination with Aaron’s professional approach on and off the field make us very excited about having him join the IPZ family.”

Watch Jones’ collegiate highlights here.

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

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Media Contact:

Kyrsten Van Natta
(862) 205-9841
kyrsten@ipzusa.com