Jermaine Jones remains a man without a club, but the U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder would reportedly make some concessions to remain closer to home.
According to Sports Illustrated, Jones says he would take a pay cut to join a team closer to his home in Los Angeles, California. Jones, who will be suspended for the first six games of 2016, turned down an offer from the New England Revolution for a reported $600,000 this season. As a result of their offer, the Revolution currently maintain Jones’ MLS rights. However, Jones has reportedly stated that he will not return to the club.
Jones reportedly feels disrespected by the league with regards to the offers he has received so far. According to SI, Jones and the league remain far apart on money as the league pushes for Jones to ease his salary demands. If the two sides could reach a deal, the league would reportedly push the Revs towards moving the midfielder to a team that is more willing to meet his salary and location demands.
The 34-year-old midfielder made 18 appearances for the Revs last season in an injury-hampered campaign. In 2014, his first season with the club, Jones helped lead the Revs to the MLS Cup finals before falling to the LA Galaxy.
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