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Jermaine Jones demoted at Schalke 04
by Mike Woitalla, November 30th, 2010 4:24PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] German-American midfielder Jermaine Jones, who debuted for the U.S. national team in October, has been sent to Schalke 04’s reserve team by Coach Felix Magath, who said he didn’t like the 29-year-old’s attitude in games.

Jones was substituted at halftime of last weekend’s 5-0 loss at Kaiserslautern that left Schalke just one point above the relegation zone.

Jones had made steps toward the Magath’s doghouse when he complained to Sport Bild about his role Magath’s system and hinted at wanting a transfer.

Jones, under contract through the summer of 2014, is one of the club’s top earners with a $5 million salary, according to Die Zeit.

Magath also sent Ghanaian 2010 World Cup player Hans Sarpei and Alexander Baumjohann to train with the amateur squad, saying he was upset with their performance in practice.

“The last years I had the role that Raul has now, just farther back,” Jones told Sport Bild. “I had more free space so I could exploit my speed."

Jones, who was born and raised in Germany and has played pro ball there for a decade, is a U.S. citizen thanks to his American father.



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  1. David Huff
    commented on: December 1, 2010 at 6:02 p.m.
    Looks like momentum is building on that anticipated transfer, we'll see what happens come 1/1/11.

  1. James Madison
    commented on: December 2, 2010 at 12:24 a.m.
    "I don't like my role; I want a transfer." Just the kind of whiner we do NOT need on the Men's National Team. Jones should check out people like Camille Levin, who has willingly and capably played every position except goalkeeper on this year's Stanford University No. 1 ranked women's team, and sometimes more than one in the same match.


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