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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #450 on: May 08, 2019, 12:10:10 PM »
smh. hopefully this is just a ploy to get better negotiations for a contract extansion or better offer from another club, cuz I can't believe Joevin hanging it up already! my player.

Unfortunately, that's not the case.

(If I can find it, I will be back to post something I noticed a lil while ago).

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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #451 on: May 08, 2019, 12:14:52 PM »
This isn't it ... but hold this in the meantime.

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Some Bundesliga clubs showed interest last summer, but Jones stayed in Darmstadt. His homesickness struck him. Since his spouse is pregnant, Jones was torn inside. Darmstadt granted him special leave several times, in which Jones flew to Trinidad and Tobago. In the meantime, he brought his partner to Darmstadt. Now she is back home - pregnant. Alone Jones suffered in Darmstadt more and more.

The return to the MLS seems to be the best solution for Joevin Jones. Darmstadt collects a transfer. Jones can get started right now in Seattle. There the fans love him. He meets there again his Darmstadt buddy Terrence Boyd, who moved in the winter in the MLS to Toronto.

https://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/fussball/joevin-jones-loest-vertrag-bei-darmstadt-98-auf-61739778.bild.html

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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #452 on: May 08, 2019, 12:23:31 PM »
Here it is, from October 17, 2018. See the 4th comment.




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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #453 on: May 08, 2019, 12:33:15 PM »
Lateral move. Hope he get improved wages as a result nonetheless

Was it a lateral move when he went n the other direction?

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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #454 on: May 10, 2019, 07:49:10 AM »
Lateral move. Hope he get improved wages as a result nonetheless

Was it a lateral move when he went n the other direction?

To me yeah. I think Sounders could compete with and beat many of those Bundisliga teams comfortably. MLS and Bundisliga 2 on par, in fact MLS might just be better.

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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #455 on: May 11, 2019, 03:44:15 PM »
Comfortably? I very much doubt, but I can see them competing. I think is a slightly downward move, but it doesn't mean that it isn't a good move for him all things considered.
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Variety and Versatility: How Joevin Jones makes the Sounders elite
« Reply #456 on: May 14, 2019, 03:49:12 PM »
Variety and Versatility: How Joevin Jones makes the Sounders elite
By Casey Dunau (sounderatheart.com)


The Seattle Sounders made two surprise signings on the last day of the MLS Primary Transfer Window when they agreed to terms with centerback Xavier Arregea and left back/winger Joevin Jones. On paper, both of those signings are more long term than short term moves since the Sounders entered the season with what many believed to be the deepest left back and center back pools in MLS. In reality, both signings actually address immediate needs for the Sounders, though it should be noted that neither Arregea nor Jones are likely to be fully available until mid-summer.

For the Arregea signing, the pressing need to improve centerback depth became apparent when Chad Marshall missed the first LAFC match and the Sounders were summarily picked apart through the middle of the field during a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of a Western Conference rival. While backup centerback Roman Torres has played significantly better in his last couple starts, the continued injury problems for Marshall as well as his and Torres’ ages made finding another centerback piece sooner rather than later a priority.

How the Jones signing helps the team immediately is more complicated, but also potentially more dramatic. Here’s why:

Jones the fullback
Neither Brad Smith nor Nouhou have disappointed so far this season. Smith has put an iron grip on the starting position thanks to excellent offensive play (three assists, 1.1 key passes per game, and he’s an integral part of the best left-side combination trio in the league between him, Victor Rodriguez, and Nico Lodeiro). Nouhou, though not given many chances, has put in one solid start and a handful of decent sub appearances, two of which helped the Sounders preserve nervy 1-0 leads.

Still, signing Jones as a fullback makes sense for multiple reasons, the most obvious being that the Sounders may not get a deal done to sign Smith when his loan from Bournemouth ends this summer.

But why sign a TAM left back as only a potential replacement if Smith leaves when the team already has an exciting young left back waiting in the wings? Because the Sounders play fundamentally different soccer when Nouhou is in the match. In 3,744 minutes with the Sounders, Nouhou has yet to record an assist. Brad Smith has four assists in 1,375 minutes with the Sounders while Joevin Jones has 12 assists in 4,764 minutes as a left back for the Sounders (whoscored credits Jones with an additional assist while playing left mid for the team).

Could Nouhou’s offensive efficiency continue to develop with more minutes on the field? Absolutely. Are the Sounders willing to take that risk during what GM Garth Lagerwey has openly called their “championship window”? Tougher to say.

If the Sounders don’t see Nouhou as a starting-caliber left back in their system this season, then it makes sense to sign Jones as cover should Smith go down to injury or head back to England this summer. Furthermore, signing Jones gives Lagerwey almost unprecedented negotiating leverage for an MLS team heading into the summer transfer window as they now have three left backs capable of playing at or near an all-star level.

At a time where young MLS talents are being sold for more money than ever before, setting yourself up to sell a 21-year-old prospect with nearly 4,000 first team minutes and plenty of interest from abroad makes a lot of sense. Nouhou may not fit perfectly into the Sounders’ very attacking outside back mold, but there are lots of teams around the world who would pay for a left back with a high attacking ceiling who is already a lockdown defender.

Jones the winger
But for those who don’t want to see Nouhou go, hope remains. That’s because at this point in his career, Jones is just as much a winger as he is a left back. The versatile crossing guru played in the midfield all last season for SV Darmstadt 98. That means that even if Smith signs a new contract with the Sounders this season, Nouhou could remain the No. 2 left back on the depth chart should the Sounders prefer Jones as an attacker, which based on comments from both Lagerwey and head coach Brian Schmetzer, seems likely.

Even better for Nouhou is that his style of play suits lining up behind Jones much more than any of the Sounders’ other attacking midfielders. That’s because Jones will be the only left-footed winger with the pace to consistently get behind opposing defenses on the roster. With Jones being able to stretch the field on his own, the pressure for Nouhou to provide an offensive thrust down the left goes way down. That doesn’t mean the young left back wouldn’t be able to get forward so much as it means that when he does get forward, it would be as a sort of counter punch to catch defenses off guard when Jones stays back rather than working as the third man in an intricately combining triangle as Smith does with Rodríguez and Lodeiro.

All that’s to say that even if Smith and Nouhou stay, Jones’ signing doesn’t create the left back logjam one might expect. Moreover, Jones gives the midfield the type of depth needed to take the team to the next level.

Of course, bolstering the midfield depth may feel redundant since the Sounders already have above-average quality on their bench in the midfield. After all, Harry Shipp can keep possession nearly as well as anybody and can also find a killer final pass, making him ideal for salting away games or slotting in for Rodriguez or Lodeiro as a fill-in starter. Additionally, Handwalla Bwana has the type of dribbling ability that can break a game open if the team needs individual magic to unlock their opponents.

But what if Jordan Morris is out? And what if the Sounders want to stretch their opponent with pace and/or provide left-footed service out of the midfield? Well, as became evident over the stretch of matches in which Morris played up top, there weren’t a ton of great options — until now.

The brilliance of the Jones signing is not that he brings more quality to the midfield. It’s that he brings more variety to that quality. If the Sounders want to play power soccer and attack with vicious speed down the wings, they can play Jones and Morris in the midfield. If they want to go full tiki-taka, they can play Rodrgiuez and Shipp. If they want a hybrid, they can mix and match in whatever way floats their boat.

That’s the type of diversity in attack that makes MLS Cup teams, or Supporters’ Shield teams, or double-, or even treble-winning teams. That’s what the ever-increasing amounts of TAM in MLS has made possible, and that’s who the Sounders have become. The championship window is now and this makes the Sounders perfectly capable of climbing through.
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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #457 on: May 16, 2019, 02:51:42 PM »
Comfortably? I very much doubt, but I can see them competing. I think is a slightly downward move, but it doesn't mean that it isn't a good move for him all things considered.

Watch a few games and I bet yuh think different. In form Sounders beating most of those teams with no problem

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Sounders fullback Joevin Jones happy to be back in Seattle
« Reply #458 on: May 31, 2019, 06:35:00 AM »
Sounders fullback Joevin Jones happy to be back in Seattle, ready to contribute immediately
By Joseph Mondello (SoundersFC.com)


There was a familiar face at Starfire Sports on Thursday, as Joevin Jones trained with his teammates for the first time since he rejoined the Seattle Sounders on May 8.

Jones, who spent two seasons with the Sounders before joining SV Darmstadt in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga, landed in Seattle on Wednesday and was eager to reunite with the club.

“It feels great to be back home,” said Jones. “I feel welcome from the fans and the coaching staff, and I’m happy to be back.”

Jones spent the majority of his first two MLS campaigns — the first with the Chicago Fire in 2015 and the second with the Sounders in 2016 — as a buccaneering fullback, pushing forward into the attack and creating chances with his technical combination play. The Trinidad and Tobago international enjoyed a breakout season in 2017, tallying 11 assists while routinely playing as a left winger en route to a second consecutive MLS Cup appearance.

Those performances garnered interest from Europe, opening a professional pathway he had craved ever since he signed his first contract with W Connection in his home country.

“As a kid, I always wanted to play in Europe,” he said. “So, when I got the chance to go, and I got the opportunity, I took it. I went and I showed what I can do.”

After two seasons in Germany, during which he tallied six goals and helped Darmstadt stave off relegation, Jones jumped at the chance to return to Seattle. Head Coach Brian Schmetzer, who maintained a strong relationship with Jones when he moved abroad, is thrilled to have his former player bolster an already strong Sounders First Team.

“He’s a funny kid,” said Schmetzer. “He’s got a good personality. He’s a talented, talented soccer player. So, I’m happy to have him back.”

The skill set and versatility that Jones brings to the table are a welcome addition, as they provide Schmetzer with further tactical flexibility. Nominally a left back, Jones can line up on the left or right side of Seattle’s three-man attacking midfield as well.

Beyond the formational variance, Jones’ technical acumen and patience on the ball will be critical when the Sounders seek to breakdown bunkered opponents through sustained possession.

“He’s clean on the ball, keeps possession and he runs fast, but he doesn’t look like he’s running fast,” added Schmetzer.

One of the most difficult aspects of integrating a new signing into a team is establishing chemistry with his teammates, on and off the pitch. But with the likes of Román Torres, Cristian Roldan, Stefan Frei, Víctor Rodríguez and Nouhou, there are plenty of players who Jones knows well from his tenure in the Pacific Northwest. Yes, the tactics have changed since 2017, but Jones possesses the requisite skill and soccer intelligence to hit the ground running in Rave Green.

“I can see from the first day [of training] that it’s a little bit different,” said Jones. “But I’m a smart player, so I will get it right in time.”

According to player and coach, Jones could be available for Seattle’s away match against FC Dallas on Saturday (5 p.m. PT; JOEtv, YouTube TV, Univsion-Seattle, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM)
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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #459 on: June 03, 2019, 07:33:34 AM »
He rejoined since May 8?? I guess I was sleeping.


From the Darmstadt website:


Joevin Jones will not run for the SV 98 in the future. The 27-year-old moves to Seattle Sounders FC with immediate effect. About the separation modalities, both clubs agreed silence.

Jones returns to his former club in Major League Soccer, for which he had already been active, before joining the lilies in January 2018 on a free transfer. During his time in South Hesse, the left foot played 44 second division matches for the SV 98, in which he scored 6 goals and 4 assists. Also in the DFB Cup Jones ran in two games.

The SV 98 thanks Joevin Jones for its commitment and wishes him every success in the upcoming tasks with his new team.

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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #460 on: June 06, 2019, 07:53:49 AM »
Did anyone see JJ play last night? Only saw part of the game, there was a guy who looked like him, wearing his number, the lineup even said it was him..but the guy wasn’t playing like the JJ we loved, the lilbit I see.. so I switch to ‘We the North ‘

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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #461 on: June 06, 2019, 08:40:25 AM »
Did anyone see JJ play last night? Only saw part of the game, there was a guy who looked like him, wearing his number, the lineup even said it was him..but the guy wasn’t playing like the JJ we loved, the lilbit I see.. so I switch to ‘We the North ‘

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Re: Joevin Jones Thread
« Reply #463 on: August 12, 2019, 06:59:05 PM »
WATCH: Within six minutes of his introduction, Joevin Jones supplies the cross that leads to Seattle Sounders FC's second goal during a 3-3 draw with New England Revolution.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/nSbsCu6K9Fg?start=122" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/nSbsCu6K9Fg?start=122</a>
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