Foxborough, MA, United States (4E Sports) – US national team midfielder Jermaine Jones inked with Major League Soccer and is set to join the New England Revolution after a blind draw.
The Revs announced that Jones signed a designated player contract Sunday, according to ESPN.
Jones will get $4.7 million and the contract duration will last through the 2015 season.
Besides the Revs, the Chicago Fires also had interests towards signing Jones but lost to the blind draw.
“I’m very excited to come to MLS and join the Revolution. New England is an exciting team on the rise, and I believe I can come in and help the team make a push toward MLS Cup,” Jones stated.
The 32-year-old played 46 times for the U.S. national team and believes this helped him establish a bond with the fans.
“Playing with the U.S. national team has given me a great connection with the American fans and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them every weekend.”
Jones added, “I’m ready to get started with the Revs.”
Revolution operator Jonathan Kraft believes Jones is very dynamic and will create a huge impact for the team.
“We look forward to his many contributions,” Kraft added.
Jones previously played for Besiktas in Turkey on loan from Schalke in the German Bundesliga.