SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Jermaine Jones

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Jermaine Jones

World Cup 2014

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones

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By DAN KARELL

Jermaine Jones was at his best once again for the U.S. Men’s National Team on Sunday night.

For the second consecutive game, Jones was a beast on both sides of the ball, helping slow down Portuguese attacks as well as scoring his first ever World Cup goal in stunning fashion. With the U.S. down 1-0, Jones controlled a poor clearance off a corner in the 64th minute, dribbled to his right, and unleashed a blast that had eyes for the back of the net. The goal helped start a second half comeback that eventually put the U.S. up 2-1 late in the match.

Jones overall performance on the night, which ended in a 2-2 draw with Portugal, earns him SBI Man of the Match honors. Jones beat out Matt Besler, Tim Howard, and Fabian Johnson for the honors.

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