December 13, 2016
HE'S IN THEIR GALAXY
LA acquires Jermaine Jones from Rapids
CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy have acquired the rights to midfielder Jermaine Jones from Colorado Rapids in exchange for a first-round choice in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the team announced Tuesday.
Jones, 35, has made 47 appearances in three MLS seasons for the New England Revolution and Rapids.
The Rapids acquired Jones from the Revolution in exchange for general allocation money and a first-round pick in the 2017 SuperDraft. Jones made 13 appearances, tallying three goals and three assists, as the Rapids reached the Western Conference Championship last season.
Jones was allocated to the Revolution on Aug. 24, 2014 and sparked the team to the 2014 MLS Cup final, a 2-1 extra time loss to the Galaxy. Jones missed most of the 2015 season with injuries, then helped the Revolution advance to the playoffs, totaling three goals and six assists in two seasons.
Jones, a native of Frankfurt, Germany, played for Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04, making 27 UEFA Champions League appearances. Jones also made stops at Blackburn in England and Beskitas in Turkey. Jones, a defensive midfielder, earned three caps for Germany in 2008 before making his debut for the U.S. national team, assisting Jozy Altidore’s goal in a 2-2 draw with Poland in Chicago Oct. 9, 2010. Jones has earned 67 caps, scoring four times for the U.S. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Jones scored in a 2-2 draw with Portugal in the group stage. Jones also played in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.