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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC announced on Tuesday the club had signed a new contract with Elliott Hord for the 2017 USL season, pending league and federation approval. The defender will commence his first full USL season with Republic FC in 2017.
“I am really pleased with the signing of Elliott Hord,” said Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “He came in at a difficult time after we lost Emrah, he had to prove himself, and he did just that. He had some really great performances last season, and they showed me that he has the quality to challenge for a first team spot.”
Hord joined Republic FC on August 19 and made his debut as a substitute against Orange County Blues FC on Aug. 24. The defender made seven appearances for Republic FC in 2016, including the club’s USL Cup Playoffs contest.
Hord recorded his first professional assist against the Blues on Sept. 3, which proved to be on the game-winning goal, and he earned USL Team of the Week honors for the performance. Previously, Hord played with the PDL's Fresno Fuego and Swedish third division club Yxhults IK after graduating from UC Davis.