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Jones hits impressive strike as Schalke cruise past Stuttgart

Jermaine Jones Schalke 3 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

It may have taken Jermaine Jones a bit longer than he would have liked to open his scoring account this season, but he did so in style on Saturday as Schalke 04 cruised past VfB Stuttgart.

Jones netted his first goal of the 2013-14 campaign in a 3-0 home victory for Schalke with an impressive blast from distance in the 79th minute.┬áThe U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder collected a pass from the left and allowed the ball to settle before unleashing a low dipping shot that found the bottom corner. The win was Schalke’s second in their last three games.

Jones was not the only German-American to find the back of the net in recent days. Terrence Boyd added his latest for Rapid Vienna in a 2-1 win over FC Thun in the UEFA Europa League this past Thursday. Boyd took advantage of a goalkeeping miscue to knock home the match’s opener, which gave him 11 goals on the season across all competitions.

You can see both goals here:

JONES’ GOAL

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQK65zli1fY?feature=player_detailpage]

BOYD’S GOAL

https://dailymotion.com/video/x17r67f


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What do you think of Jones’ goal? Impressed? How many more do you see Boyd scoring before the winter break arrives?

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Comments

  1. Great goal by Jermaine. His first touch was a little heavy; I don’t think he meant to lift the ball like that. Nonetheless, great recovery and strike

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  2. Jones has really improved that last few weeks for Schalke outside of just the goal. Its good to see as we’ll for certain need him in great form next summer. He still seems to devide alot of US fans. On paper he should be one of the best players for the US but doesn’t always live up to that level.

    I think theres a clash of style when Jones comes into the national team. Schalke is all about winning the ball in the midfeild and bombing everyone forward. They don’t really worry about possession at all. It’s similar to the way Bradley played at Roma under Zeman last season.

    Jones just becomes very impatient with to more possession style the US trys. Thats why I think he goes for so many long balls that end up out of bounds. However we’re just not going to have the ball as much against better sides. So perhaps at the end of the day a more countering attacking style that Jones can bring will do us good. At least thats what I hope.

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    • Good points.

      Also, while I’m on the pro-Jones side of the fence, it has to be said that the touch before that goal was terrible. But that’s what he gives us – reckless abandon, constantly on the edge of lost control.

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      • It looks to me that he did exactly what he meant to– popped it up so he could hit it on the half volley for more power. Players do that quite a bit.

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