Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop is backing Joevin Jones to becoming the best left back in American Major League Soccer (MLS). Yallop was speaking recently as he looked back at Jones’ performance at the Concacaf Gold Cup for this country.

Jones was an integral part of the team’s strong run which saw them reach the quarterfinals. He delivered the left side corner which led to Yohance Marshall’s brilliant last gasp equaliser in the 4-4 draw with Mexico.

“He’s if not [the best] pretty close to being the best left back in the league,” Yallop said. 

“He had a good Gold Cup; he’s pleased to be back with us. I think he looked a little bit tired the other night, but he’s had a lot of travel, a lot of games, a lot of emotion that goes into a tournament, and I want to give him some time next week to gather his thoughts. 

But hopefully he can a very good game on the weekend, and I think with him and David together they’re pretty formidable down that side.” 

Jones said he was humbled by the experience of the Gold Cup.

“I think the Gold Cup was a learning experience for me but it was quite good because we were able to do well against teams like Mexico and Guatemala which we will face in the World Cup qualifiers. I intend to just keep learning and working hard. I want to keep improving and hopefully this will see me rising and doing well both for club and country,” Jones said.