One of the USA’s World Cup stars, Jermaine Jones. has confirmed that he could be set for a move to Major League Soccer for the first time in his career.
Jones was one of the best players for the USA in Brazil and scored an excellent goal in the 2-2 draw with Portugal, and after stating his interest back in January, now looks likely to head home to play his soccer.
The 32-year-old has enjoyed successful spells in Germany and has also had brief stints with Stoke City and most recently Besiktas in Turkey.
However, Jones is now a free-agent and could be set for a move to MLS after the USA’s World Cup performance captured the attentions of the nation, and the rise of soccer in America looks set to tempt many more stars to join the league.
Sporting Kansas City manager Pete Vermes has confirmed that the league is keen to bring Jones in and Vermes also stated that Kansas City would be one of many teams interested in the midfielder.
“I know the league is talking to him, and we’re kind of in the mix like any other team, but right now it’s not 100 percent. It’s somebody that we would keep on our radar, but it’s not a decision that we’ve said ‘hey, this is the guy we want. You also have to consider the allocation ranking. Toronto has it right now, so anybody that comes back as a national team player, they have the first rights unless they want to trade that away.”
Jones has now revealed himself that he is keen on a switch to MLS via his Instagram account as he stated “Thanks for the support from the Fans in US and in Brazil AMAZING!!! Maybe we see us in MLS…”
There will be no shortage of interested clubs in Jones, and another USMNT star in the league will only help the development of Major League Soccer, which looks destined to thrive further after the USA’s wonderful World Cup display.
Where will Jermaine Jones move to this summer?