A player from Minnesota United’s NASL days has inked a new contract but this time with a team other than the Loons.
Former United midfielder Greg Jordan has signed with the San Francisco Deltas, a high-tech expansion team joining NASL in 2017.
Following a college career at Creighton University that saw him named to the NSCAA All-American Second Team in 2011 as a senior, Jordan was drafted by the Philadelphia Union in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.
No sooner had the Union grabbed his rights with the 32nd overall pick than the club sent him out on loan to USL’s Harrisburg City Islanders for the next two years. When the Union declined to renew the midfielder’s contract in 2013, Jordan packed his bags for chillier shores and joined Minnesota United in the NASL.
Jordan was a workhorse for United, appearing in 46 games over three seasons with the club and clocking a combined 2792 minutes on the pitch. He also made two post-season appearances for the Loons.
As Minnesota prepare for an inaugural year in MLS after their promotion this offseason, only a few of the team’s best are making the jump with them. The rest are looking to take their talents elsewhere, whether that be another NASL team or elsewhere.
Stay tuned to E Pluribus Loonum for more news as the dust continues to settle this offseason.