Revs land U.S. team stalwart Jermaine Jones
U.S. National Team midfielder Jermaine Jones has joined the New England Revolution via a blind draw conducted by Major League Soccer.
Jones, 32, comes to play in the U.S. after a 14-year career in Europe. Born in Germany and raised in Chicago, Mississippi and Germany, Jones played most of his professional career in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04, in addition to stints with England’s Blackburn Rovers and, most recently, Turkey’s Besiktas.
Jones debuted with the U.S. team in October 2010 and has earned 46 caps, while scoring three goals. He was one of the United States’ break-out stars in Brazil and played every minute of the United States’ four matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The defensive midfielder scored a spectacular goal in the Americans' 2-2 draw against Portugal on June 22.
He will be added to the Revs’ roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and will be one of the team’s designated players.