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Where Will Jones End Up?

Jones remains unsigned after turning down $600,00 from New England

The future of USMNT midfielder and former MLS New England Revolution player is still up in the air.  Jones turned down $600,000 to return to the Revolution and feels that the money the MLS is offering him is insulting.  Jones has a major complication in his negotiating with the MLS in the fact that he must serve a disciplinary suspension of 6 games to start the season as a result of his actions in his final match to end last season.  It has also been reported that in addition to his salary demands, Jones is also hopeful that he could reach a deal that would send him to play for a club that is closer to Los Angeles, where he resides.  Because New England has tendered him an offer, they currently retain his rights.  New England and the MLS  has indicated that should Jones loosen up his salary demands, they would be willing to look at options that would move Jones to a club closer to Los Angeles.  The question remains, what is a club and the MLS willing to pay for a 34 year old midfielder who battled injuries throughout the 2015 campaign?  Many soccer insiders believe Jones could have enough left in the tank to help an MLS side this season but also feel that while the $600,000 offer is a bit low, it is closer to his current market value than what Jones would like to be paid.  With the start of the season just around the corner, many teams are still looking to improve their roster and Jones just may be the piece they need.


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