Former Carolina Dynamo talent Aaron Jones signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Union on Thursday.
The defender, who played collegiately at Georgia State University and Clemson University, joins the Major League Soccer club after being one of 59 Premier Development League alums selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
“We are pleased to sign Aaron to an official MLS contract,” Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart said in a 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.”
Jones provided one assist for the Dynamo in nine games (683 minutes) during the 2014 PDL regular season.
The defender is the latest PDL alum to sign a professional contract in 2017, joining Walker Hume, Connor Maloney and Logan Ketterer as former PDL players to have inked a deal after being selected in January's MLS SuperDraft.