Sitting on his couch at home before going to practice on Friday, LA Galaxy midfielder Jermaine Jones turned on his phone, jumped on Instagram Live and began, "This morning I saw Bruce got
Jones said there was no point talking about what
went wrong in qualifying. And he said he had nothing against MLS. But ...
He doesn’t want another MLS coach as the USMNT coach. "I prefer to get a coach in with a name and a
He doesn't want a USMNT coach picking players who won't move to Europe. "We make it too easy for the younger generation."
aren't ready to play on USMNT. "It’s tough to bring some players in from MLS, and you have to teach them the easy soccer thinking."
USMNT with an MLS-dominated team isn't the
same in the Hex. "People lose the respect for you. It gets tougher and tougher to play in Concacaf qualifying."
And then there's his story about how Juergen Klinsmann had him call
Jordan Morris to try to convince him sign with Werder Bremen instead of staying at home with the Seattle Sounders ...
"He said, 'You know what, I want to go home, my dad is a doctor in
Seattle, and my mom, they bought me and my girlfriend a dog' and kinds of stuff.” Jones, with a confused look, looked into the camera again and said, "I was, 'Really? Why you go the easy way
when you have the chance?'