New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones is one of six nominees for the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year.
Jones has collected 10 caps (all starts) for the USMNT through November 14. He was one of four players to play every minute of the National Team’s four games at the FIFA World Cup. During the competition, Jones got on the score sheet on two separate occasions. He first assisted on Clint Dempsey’s opening goal against Ghana before later offering a stunning strike against Portugal.
Jones remains an important player for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann since joining the Revolution. In his two most recent appearances, Jones has played center back to positive reviews. His tenacious style and keen leadership make him a USMNT favorite.
Jones faces heavy competition in the form of Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Fabian Johnson. The winner will be revealed on Thursday, November 20, live on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
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