Jermaine Jones could see himself playing in MLS, maybe as soon as next summer | SIDELINE
Let's say I offered your favorite MLS team a regularly starting US national team midfielder, aged only 32, with a 14-year professional career in the top divisions in Germany and England already under his belt, coming fresh off a World Cup in Brazil which will surely see him pass 40 international appearances for the USMNT.
Is that something you might be interested in? Oh, and you can sign him with no transfer fee at all next summer, because he will be a free agent.
According to Jermaine Jones — currently contracted to Schalke 04 — he's exactly that guy. And he's more than open to a move Stateside following next summer's World Cup, according to the German-American midfielder himself.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) August 13, 2013
That was Jones, as part of a U.S. Soccer Twitter Q&A ahead of Wednesday's USMNT friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina (2:30 pm ET, ESPN2/UniMas, live chat on MLSsoccer.com).
The price for Jones? Probably a Designated Player contract. So step right up and make your case as to why Jones should choose to land with your MLS team.
Sporting Kansas City fans, want to fill that "Roger Espinoza role"? You could do worse than Jones. LA Galaxy — if a DP slot opens up — want to make Jones' vacation home something more permanent? How about you, D.C. United? How does a midfield enforcer sound to rebuild your young team around?