Plenty of big-name stars have left the LA Galaxy since the conclusion of the 2016 season, but on Wednesday the club finally secured the signature of a high-profile player with the signing of U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Jermaine Jones.
The Galaxy previously acquired the rights to the 35-year-old midfielder in December three days after MLS Cup. LA used targeted allocation money to secure the signing of the former New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids midfielder.
“Jermaine is a winner who has experience in MLS and playing against the highest competition in the world,” LA Galaxy Head Coach Curt Onalfo said. “He has a relentless engine on the field and we are confident that he will strengthen our midfield. We look forward to him joining the Galaxy as we prepare for the upcoming season.”
Jones is currently in California training with the USMNT ahead of its friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica on January 29 and February 3. He has 67 international appearances for the Yanks, and he’s played in 37 MLS matches over three seasons since joining the Revolution in 2014.
Jones is one of the few players brought into the club under the new regime led by general manager Peter Vagenas and Onalfo. Mainstays Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, Mike Magee, Alan Gordon, A.J. DeLaGarza and Steven Gerrard are among the players who have departed the club in the offseason.