Category: Jermaine Jones

Why Jermaine Jones could become the next great American soccer TV studio pundit

Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Here at World Soccer Talk, we have taken the lead in identifying the next generation of television broadcasters who will be “driving the bandwagon” by connecting with new viewers in their own unique ways to continue to grow the American soccer community. We first identified John Strong in March 2013 as the best homegrown play-by-play commentator who has dedicated himself to professional soccer at all levels as his first priority. Strong’s ability to incorporate elements from three different styles of commentary (British, American, and Latin American) into his own, plus his hard work and ... Read more

Galaxy sign US international Jones

Los Angeles (AFP) – The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the signing of US international Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, bolstering the midfield resources following the departure of Steven Gerrard. Jones, 35, was a key member of the USA squad at the 2014 World Cup and joins the Galaxy after three Major League Soccer seasons with the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids. “Jermaine is a winner who has experience in MLS and playing against the highest competition in the world,” said Galaxy head coach Curt Onalfo.  “He has a relentless engine on the field and we are confident that he will ... Read more

US attempt to overturn Jones red card in Copa

Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States on Friday lodged a protest against the red card issued to Jermaine Jones that looks set to rule the key midfielder out of their Copa America Centenario semi-final. US Soccer announced the protest against Jones’ red, and a yellow card against striker Bobby Wood which also leaves him suspended for the semi-final, in a posting on Twitter.  Jones was given his marching orders early in the second half of Thursday’s 2-1 quarter-final victory over Ecuador following a confrontation with Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia. The 34-year-old was issued with a straight red card after ... Read more

Four options if the New England Revolution decide to replace Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones is looking for a lucrative three-year contract to remain a New England Revolution player, one which would take him through his 38th birthday. While he may still have something to offer after his six-game suspension is done, his body may not be able to hold up to three more seasons on the unforgiving artificial turf at Gillette Stadium, particularly given defensive midfield is one of the most physically demanding positions on the pitch. Jones now knows the added rigors of playing in Major League Soccer, with its immense amounts of traveling, rough weather conditions and physical playing style, ... Read more

Who had soccer’s worst 2015?

The end of the Gregorian calendar year is a time when many publications, websites and blogs pull out their “best of” lists.  These are always fun to read because they provide a nostalgic look back on the year that was, but if you really think about, it these are sad articles.  The heroes we commemorate may have reached a high-point that can never be reached again.  Will the person who created that dress no one could tell the color of ever garner that much buzz again?  Probably not. However, it’s those lists of the disasters, disappointments and disgraces that provide ... Read more

Much-Maligned Jermaine Jones Was Key Man in US Win Against Ghana

Jurgen Klinsmann has always had a close attachment to Jermaine Jones. Whether it was because he was one of the first high-profile German dual nationals to come play for the United States in this squad or he positionally was key to Klinsmann’s ideal formation, the German-American coach has always stood up for the midfielder even when soccer writers (myself included) criticized Jones’ play and exaggerated his yellow card record. In the United States 2-1 win over Ghana, Klinsmann was vindicated. On a night where alleged talisman Michael Bradley played maybe his worst game in a U.S. shirt, and the Yanks ... Read more

American Midfielder Jermaine Jones Will Not Celebrate If He Scores vs. Germany

German-born American International Jermaine Jones will not celebrate if he scores against his native country. The former German National Team midfielder who filed a one-time national team switch with FIFA in 2009 has become a critical player in Jürgen Klinsmann’s US National Team setup. The midfielder who now features for Beşiktaş in the Turkish League after a difficult first half of the 2013-14 season with Schalke 04 in Bundesliga. It was only the second stint of Jones’ professional career in which he played for a club outside Germany. He previously spent part of the 2010-11 season on loan with Blackburn Rovers then ... Read more

Jermaine Jones And Oguchi Onyewu Not Offered New Contracts At Schalke and QPR Respectively

In a blow to both players, Jermaine Jones and Oguchi Onyewu have both been told by their clubs that their contracts will not be renewed. Defensive midfielder Jermaine Jones has been informed by Schalke that the Bundesliga club will not renew his contract when it expires this summer. The USMNT midfielder didn’t travel with the Schalke team when they went to Qatar during the winter break, so Jones now has an opportunity to try to secure a move away from the German club in the January transfer window, or to wait until the summer when he’ll be a free agent. ... Read more