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Jermaine Jones loses yellow-card bet
by Mike Woitalla, May 9th, 2013 3:50AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Schalke 04's U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones, who in the previous Bundesliga season received 14 yellow cards in 20 games, announced before this season that he bet general manager Horst Heldt he would collect no more than five yellows this season. Jones lost the wager.

Referee Florian Meyer showed Jones his sixth yellow of 2012-13 in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

In December, Jones received his fifth red card since joining Schalke in 2007, a club record, and was handed a four-game suspension by the German soccer federation (DFB), which cited the Germany-raised U.S. national team player as a Wiederholungstaeter (serial offender). Jones got three yellows in six UEFA Champions League appearances and was suspended for its second-leg round of 16 game.

In 2012, Jones was banned for eight weeks for stomping on the injured foot of then-Borussia Moenchengladbach winger Marco Reus. U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann named Jones captain for two U.S. friendlies while Jones was serving the suspension.

Jones received 11, 13 and 14 yellow cards in his first three full seasons at Schalke. While on loan to Blackburn in 2011 he collected eight yellow cards in 15 matches.

He has 11 yellow cards in 28 appearances for the USA.



2 comments
  1. Ramon Creager
    commented on: May 9, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
    "U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann named Jones captain for two U.S. friendlies while Jones was serving the suspension." This speaks volumes.

  1. Chris Sapien
    commented on: May 9, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.
    Here come the haters......nothing happens in a vacuum folks.....look at the way he was treated/fouled by CR in Denver! No excuses being made, since he held his cool and didn't receive a caution in that match. But there's always more to these stories, and he is far from what I would call a dirty player...


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