January 18, 2017
A JERMAINE SIGNING
LA Galaxy gets U.S. national team midfielder Jones
CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy have signed U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones, the team announced Wednesday.
“Jermaine is a winner who has experience in MLS and playing against the highest competition in the world,” Galaxy coach Curt Onalfo said. “He has a relentless engine on the field and we are confident that he will strengthen our midfield. We look forward to him joining the Galaxy as we prepare for the upcoming season."
Jones, 35, led the New England Revolution to the 2014 MLS Cup final and an appearance in the 2015 playoffs, then helped the Colorado Rapids reach the Western Conference final last year. Jones played in the German Bundesliga for nearly 15 seasons, with Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Leverkusen and Schalke 04. Jones has made 67 appearances for the U.S. national team, including four games (one goal) in the 2014 World Cup.
Jones began his professional career in his hometown with Eintracht Frankfurt, making three apperances for the German national team. Jones also played for Blackburn Rovers in England and Beşiktaş in Turkey.
Jones has been among the USMNT’s most dynamic players since his first appearance in 2010, scoring a goal against Portugal in the World Cup and competing in the 2011 and ’15 Gold Cups and last year’s Copa America Centenario.
Jones was acquired through the use of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).