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Revs Interested in Jermaine Jones

Photo credit: The AP

Photo credit: The AP

It appears the Revolution are ready to open their wallets for one of the most sought after players on the MLS market.

On Friday, Revolution general manager Michael Burns confirmed that the team is in pursuit of U.S. Men’s National Team regular and former Schalke 04 midfielder Jermaine Jones.

“We’ve received approval from our ownership to pursue Jermaine,” Burns told on Friday. “We’re interested in Jermaine and we’ve been in contact with MLS.”

But the Revolution aren’t the only club attempting to secure the 32-year-old midfielder. The Chicago Fire are also looking to land the former Bundesliga veteran, whose American father hails from the Windy City.

MLS is expected to the collect the bids of interested clubs in the coming days, and steer Jones toward the club with the most attractive offer.

Should the Revolution, who’ve been long known for their parsimonious ways, somehow come out with the best bid and secure Jones, his addition would immediately fortify a midfield that’s lost its form since Andy Dorman suffered an MCL sprain last month.

Of course, his services would come at a premium. Jones is reportedly seeking an annual contract in the $3-5 million range that would make him one of the top 10 paid players in the league and which would require any club intending to sign him to use a Designated Player spot.

Jones, a gritty, yet technically gifted central midfielder, would give the Revolution one of the best defensive midfielders in MLS. His ability to uncoil the killer pass should also open up opportunities for the likes of Diego Fagundez, Patrick Mullins and Kelyn Rowe, all of whom have struggled with inconsistency this season.

The Revolution currently have four open roster spots at their disposal. The MLS roster freeze is Sept. 15.

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  1. Peter

    August 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Hey there the Revs season ticket dues for 2015 are due in the next few months maybe this is a publisher stunt by the Revs to get some excitement for 2015 season in previous season its been a new stadium ? Can you see the Revs paying millions for DP on a soccer player it has never happened from day one ??????

  2. weefuse

    August 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Never. Going. To. Happen…EVER.

  3. Kraftownsrevs

    August 11, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Yes, every season, no fail, around STH renewal time, they do a ploy to gin us up. And, just like Lucy enticing Charlie Brown to kick the football, we fall for it each time. It’s gone beyond funny to dad on the cynical meter.

  4. Kraftownsrevs

    August 11, 2014 at 9:21 am


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