Pushback after Jermaine Jones takes to Instagram again

Four days after the USA was eliminated from the World Cup, Jermaine Jones took to Instagram to criticize MLS for making it too easy for MLS players.

On Monday, he was back on Instagram for another chat. The Instagram live post, which Jones did not archive, included an endorsement of Eric Wynalda for U.S. Soccer president, nothing out of the ordinary about that.

But he also went on a rant about his move to MLS from Europe after the 2014 World Cup.

The Chicago Fire and New England Revolution were the two teams interested in signing him, and the league held a blind draw that resulted in Jones going to New England, which he helped lead to MLS Cup 2014, where it lost to the host LA Galaxy, 2-1, in overtime.

In his Instagram post, Jones said MLS commissioner Don Garber told him it had been determined he would go to the Revs, charging that the draw was rigged. Through an MLS spokesperson, Garber "politely" turned down the opportunity to respond.

But Revs president Brian Bilello tweeted the draw was done by video conference call and he and others witnessed the draw. Ron Waxman, one of the agents who worked on the transaction, tweeted that he never for a second thought the draw was rigged.

Bilello and Jones then exchanged tweets during which they only agreed on one thing. Jones liked his time in New England, and Bilello liked having him on the Revs.

Jones, 36, moved from the Revs to Colorado in 2016. He played for the Galaxy in 2017 but has not signed for the 2018 season.
3 comments about "Pushback after Jermaine Jones takes to Instagram again".
  1. frank schoon, February 6, 2018 at 11:55 a.m.

    This is about as newsworthy as a bike in Peking Square falling over.... Who cares...

  2. Richard T. Lynch, February 7, 2018 at 12:41 p.m.

    Sounds like JJ was one of the 'bad apples' that Tim Howard alluded to Bruce Arena needing to get rid of to get the whole team on the same page.  JK couldn't get rid of him--one of his German boys.  Pretty clear he has an attitude problem.

  3. beautiful game, February 7, 2018 at 3:42 p.m.

    The bad apple allegations is an opinion...JJ is still better at 35 yoa than most of his USMNT teammates. His on the pitch attitude doesn't need scrutiny.

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