Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Jermaine Jones demoted at Schalke 04
by Mike Woitalla, November 30th, 2010 4:24PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad

MOST COMMENTED

[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.



0 comments
  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.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Red Bulls get defensive held with Collin    
In need of help at center back, where it lost Matt Miazga, sold to Chelsea, and ...
MLS Week 9: Results and standings    
The New York Red Bulls' attack came alive with four goals as they trounced FC Dallas, ...
NWSL: Reign's Fishlock sidelined with fractured tibia    
Jess Fishlock, an NWSL Best XI pick in each of her three seasons with the Seattle ...
MLS Week 9: Weekend schedule    
One of five Saturday afternoon matches features the Montreal Impact, first in the Eastern Conference, against ...
Soccer gets new Vegas pitchman: David Beckham    
A surprise pitchman at Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis' Thursday meeting with Las Vegas government officials ...
MLS Countdown: FC Dallas looks to rebound quickly    
FC Dallas, which plays at the New York Red Bulls in a battle of 2015 conference ...
Alex Morgan flexes her social media muscle    
If U.S. women's national team players want to show off their clout to make their case ...
What They're Saying: Seattle Sounders sports scientist Dave Tenney    
"One of the biggest red flags we have is guys that have kids. Almost across the ...
U.S. U-19 men fall to Slovakia on the way to final    
The Brad Friedel-coached U.S. U-19 men's national team, having already clinched a spot in the Slovakia ...
Video Pick: Dog invades field, kisses player    
The hound who ran onto the field during a Copa Libertadores game seemed especially happy to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives