Player Details

Name

Matt Jones

Height

6' 3"

Date of Birth

5.11.1986 (34)

Birthplace

Stoke-on-Trent, England

Position

Goalkeeper
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Option declined following 2016 season.

The 29 year old English goalkeeper joins the Union for his first season in MLS after a pro career in Europe. Jone played college soccer in America, and he will hope to push Andre Blake for playing time over the course of the 2016 campaign.

OUTSIDE MLS: Jones, joined Belenenses in 2012 helping the then-second division club win promotion during the 2012-13 season. He played the following year in the top flight and helped the club stave off relegation. Jones was loaned to C.D. Tondela prior to the 2015-16 seasons. He finished his career at Belenenses with 89 appearances, 35 clean sheets and 1.07 goals against average. Prior to Belenenses, Jones signed his first professional contract with Portugal’s C.D. Santa Clara in 2009, where he played until 2011.

COLLEGE: Jones played at Sacred Heart University of the Northeast Conference (Division I). While there, he was a Second Team All-NEC selection as a freshman in 2005, leading the Pioneers to their first NEC Tournament appearance. Jones was also a two-time First Team All-NEC selection.

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