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Jones plays 71 minutes for USMNT, hits a wicked shot

Jermaine Jones continues to build towards full fitness.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In his first appearance for the US men's national team since February, Jermaine Jones played 71 minutes against Peru. It was a good shift for the New England Revolution midfielder, who continues to build towards full fitness.

Jones was named to the starting lineup as a central midfielder, pairing with Alejandro Bedoya. The 33-year-old performed well, offering two shots on the night. His most impressive take came in the 38th minute, though it was pushed away by goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.

The USMNT game was another step in Jones' mission to reach full health after undergoing bilateral sports hernia surgery in mid-June. Jones has steadily increased his playing time over the last four games for club and country.

Jones ultimately made way for Danny Williams in the 71st minute. He will now turn his attention towards Brazil, the USMNT's opponent on Tuesday. It's worth noting that the friendly will take place at Gillette Stadium, the home of Jones' club team.