Jon Bell

Jon Bell
Jon Bell
Jon Bell
Real Name: Jon Bell
HT: 6' 1" WT: 175
Age: 23 (08/26/1997)
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland
Hometown: Silver Springs, Maryland

Updated September 18, 2020


  • Drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes, becoming only the fifth graduate from UMBC to be drafted into MLS.
  • Named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List at the start of the 2019 season.
  • Appeared in 56 games during his four years at UMBC, making 53 starts at midfield and defense.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Signed by New England Revolution II to the team’s inaugural USL League One roster on July 14, 2020…Drafted in the second round, 38th overall, of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes…Spent the 2020 MLS Preseason in Cancun, Mexico with San Jose…Played the 2019 NPSL season with FC Baltimore Christos, helping guide the team to a Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship…Scored the winning goal in extra time of the Conference Championship match.

2020: Has started and played 90 minutes in the club's first nine games this season, the only member of the squad to do so...(7/25 vs. OMA): Made professional debut in season opener, receiving a yellow card...(8/7 vs. ORL): Started and played 90 minutes, earning a team-high three clearances and eight possessions gained...(8/15 at NTX): Played 90 minutes, recording first-career shot on goal and receiving a yellow card...(8/26 vs. GVL): Played 90 minutes, recording five interceptions...(8/29 at CHA): Played 90 minutes, recording a team-high two tackles, four clearances, and 87 touches...

COLLEGE (UMBC): Finished his collegiate career at UMBC with 56 games played over four seasons, making 53 starts with one goal and eight assists… Named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List at the start of the 2019 season…As a senior in 2019, scored first and only career goal on Senior Night in a season-finale win over Stony Brook on Nov. 6, 2019…Played in 12 games, starting 11, as a junior after sustaining a preseason injury…Recorded an assist on Oct. 6, 2018 in a 3-1 win against UMass-Lowell…Set career highs by starting and playing in all 16 games as a sophomore in 2017…Recorded assists in victories over West Virginia (09/13/17) and Albany (10/14/17)…Totaled a career-high 11 shots in 2017…Appeared in 15 games during his freshman season in 2016, starting 14 times and recording a career-high three assists…Set up a late equalizer in a 2-1 win over George Washington on Sep. 17, 2016…Added assists in victories over Monmouth (09/10/16) and La Salle (09/24/16).

NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Received an invitation to the United States U-20 National Team camp in January 2016 in preparation for U-20 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

PERSONAL: Born in Rockville, Md. …One of three brothers in his family…Former member of the D.C. United Academy, where he helped his U-19 team beat the New York Red Bulls U-19 in his final spring season during 2016…Participated in the 2016 Florida College Showcase, helping his team go undefeated…Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md. in 2016.

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