The United States’ World Cup trip ended with a round-of-16 defeat at the hands of Belgium, however more than a few surprising performances came the way of USMNT players. One of the biggest and brightest performances came from central midfielder Jermaine Jones.
Since the end of his season in Europe, Jones (who is 32 years old) has dropped a few hints that he would like to move to the United States and play in Major League Soccer. Jones, who is half American and half German, already has a home in the Los Angeles area and his family lives in the USA more than they don’t.
Following the World Cup final, Jones dropped another hint that he would like to move to MLS after a season with Beşiktaş in the Turkish league.
Jones stated he has made his intentions known and that now it’s time for MLS “to give me that which is mine.” Otherwise known as, Jones expects MLS to give him a lucrative deal to come to the league, and he is right to do so as his stock has never been higher with his on-field play.
Before moving to Beşiktaş in the last transfer window, Jones spent his entire career playing in Germany. He appeared for the first time as a professional with Eintracht Frankfurt in 1999 and plied his trade with Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.
Jones is a free agent at this point and won’t cost the MLS a transfer fee should they want to sign him and bring him in to the league. Adding another American star to the league at a time where the league is growing quickly would help bolster the depth of the league overall.