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German giants Schalke 04 sign Atlanta academy product Zyen Jones

Zyen Jones -- US U-17 -- THUMB ONLY


Atlanta United academy product Zyen Jones has become the latest promising young American to sign with Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04.

The club announced Monday it had acquired the 17-year-old US youth international forward on a deal that will officially begin when Jones turns 18 in August.

Jones joins a club that includes 19-year-old midfielder Weston McKennie among a cadre of Americans. He will likely play for the club's U-19 side during the 2018-19 season.

Jones scored twice for the US in the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championships, but did not feature on the side that reached the quarterfinal stage of the U-17 World Cup in India.