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Jermaine Jones sidelined 4-6 weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The driving force behind the New England Revolution’s run to the 2014 MLS Cup Final will likely not be in uniform at the start of this season.

Jermaine Jones underwent successful sports hernia surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, all but ruling him out for the Revolution’s season opener on March 8.

The timetable for recovery could see Jones miss as many as four games for New England, and puts his availability for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s March friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland into question. He recently went the distance for the Americans in a pair of friendlies against Chile and Panama.

Jones, 33, is entering his first full season with the Revolution. He joined the club last summer as a Designated Player, and played a big role in helping it reach the MLS Cup Final against eventual champions the LA Galaxy.

Hopeful of getting back there this season, the Revolution kick off their 2015 campaign with a road game against the Seattle Sounders.

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What do you think of Jones’ timetable for recovery? How¬†much of a loss is it for the Revolution if he’s unable to play during the opening weeks of the season? Who could fill in for him?

Share your thoughts below.

Comments

  1. Only a sick individual would use the word Natzi (sic) to describe Klinsmann’s style. You should be banned for your disgusting rhetoric. Besides being completely off-base, any use of false Nazi analogy trivializes the horrors of the Nazi regime. Did you lose relatives in the Holocaust? You just insulted the memory of 6 million people and. also, all the soldiers and civilians killed in WWII because you are critical of the coach. Got maturity?

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    • Funny because Bob Bradley was the first person to call Jermaine Jones into camp. Also, take your racist behind away from this site.

      Another ignorant “fan”.

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      • Beware of those that throw out terms like ignorant & racist: especially, in the same conversation….Though the comments using Nazi were ‘pretty caustic’, you should consider refraining from throwing the race card because it’s fashionable (by morons) to do so….Last time I checked, Natzi by definition is “a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.” Not a race card issue. Back to the game…..

  2. In case anybody was hoping to see it again, there went the chances of the 3-5-2 being used during the March friendlies. Our line-up will probably look like the Panama game with Bedoya replacing Zardes; F. Johnson, and Garza replacing Ibarra and Yedlin; and 2 of Brooks, Cameron, Gonzalez as the center-backs.

    JK lineup:

    ———————Altidore————————-
    Shea————-Dempsey————-Bedoya
    ————Bradley———-Mix——————-
    Garza—-Brooks—–Cameron—–F. Johnson
    ———————-Guzan————————

    My choice would be:

    —————-Rubin or Iceman——————
    F.Johnson——Dempsey———-Zardes
    ——–Bradley—-A Morales or D Williams—–
    Garza—-Brooks—–Gonzalez—–Chandler
    ———————-Guzan————————

    1. Before you tell me, “Rubin and Johannsson can’t play the target forward role” let me just say that we don’t know that until they are given a shot. I want to see somebody other than Altidore for once!

    2. I don’t have a problem with Mixx, but I do want to see Williams and Morales again. We’ve seen plenty of Mixx and will continue to now that he is in MLS.

    3. Bedoya is better than Zardes defensively and has a better engine, but Zardes is better offensively.

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    • UCLA,
      Great points, especially about Williams. I’d like to see where he is now that he’s healthy and playing every week.
      I haven’t heard an update on Garza’s knee- have you? With almost everyone available I’d think a combo of Fabian, Chandler, Yedlin will be outside back choices if Garza isn’t ready.I won’t get my feathers ruffled if he calls in Shea… but if he plays him I’d feel different! I don’t care how little of the field Fabian has seen, I still like him in our midfield, hopefully Garza will be ok.

      I also have been thinking-to your point about Jones- that we may not have seen the last of the 3-5-2. It’s not that JJ couldn’t learn the spot, it’s that he’s too short for the CB spot. 1 of the outside CB spots I could see. I think JK wants him on the team as long as possible, he’s just got too much heart and such an engine we want him as long as possible.
      A 3 man backline of -Besler, Gonzo, Cam- may be in his thoughts, and could make more sense… I just don’t think we’ll see it again as soon as the next 2 friendlies

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  3. With his projected recovery being 4-6 weeks it would make sense not to bring him into the USMNT camp for the games against Denmark & Switzerland. Let him recover and get back into the swing of things with his club than bring him into the US Vs. Mex match.
    Should also open up another roster spot for one of the younger CBs or CMs. I’m actually hoping to see D. Williams and A. Morales get a shot at the CDM role. Add Bradley & Diskerud to play in front of them and should give a good representation of what they can bring to the pool ahead of this summers Gold Cup.

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