Sacramento Republic FC announced today that it has signed defender Jordan McCrary to a USL contract for the 2019 season, with a club option for the 2020 season. The deal is pending league and federation approval.
McCrary joins Republic FC after spending over a year with Seattle Sounders FC. In 2018, he made 20 appearances for the Sounders across all competitions, including league play, playoffs and Concacaf Champions League. He was waived by the club on February 29.
“Jordan is a welcome addition to our backline with his versatility, especially at left back,” said Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant. “We value his national championship-winning pedigree, as well as his MLS experience, including the Concacaf Champions League and playoffs. Jordan brings a lot to the table and we look forward to his integration into the team.”
Prior to Seattle, McCrary played the 2017 season with Toronto II alongside fellow Republic defender Mitchell Taintor, where he started 19 of 27 matches, recording two assists.
McCrary was drafted 10th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution and played collegiately at the University of North Carolina.
It remains to be seen whether he will be available this Sunday when the Republic take on OKC Energy FC, but it would seem that a player of his caliber will certainly get a chance to play immediately.