Rapids acquire Jermaine Jones from Revolution
The Colorado Rapids have acquired Jermaine Jones from New England Revolution in exchange for money and the Rapids’ first-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the team announced.
Jones, 34, has three goals and four assists in 58 appearances for the U.S. men's national team. He was a member of the team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and scored the equalizing goal in the group stage match against Portugal.
The midfielder has also played for Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04, Blackburn and Besiktas.
Jones joined New England Revolution after the World Cup and helped the team reach the 2014 MLS Cup final. He finishes his time in New England having played in 33 games and notching three goals and six assists.
Jones will not occupy a Designated Player slot as targeted allocation money was used on his contract. He will remain suspended until mid-April after having made contact physical contact with a referee. He will also miss time with the USMNT as a result of the six-game suspension, as he cannot play for the national team until the suspension is expired. As a result, he won't be available for the March 25 and 29 World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala.
The Rapids will open the season on March 6 against the San Jose Earthquakes, and Jones will be eligible to play for the first time on April 19 vs. the New York Red Bulls.