With the MLS SuperDraft tomorrow and the combine in Florida wrapping up, it means MLS teams open up preseason camps in a little over a week.
ESPN's Jeff Carlisle got a chance to speak to New England Revolution general manager Mike Burns, but the Revs GM didn't have much to add to the ongoing Jermaine Jones saga.
"There's been no update, nothing different than before," Burns said. "We've had discussions, and [Jones] knows what our position is, but there's been no resolution yet."
The Revolution are keen to resign Jones, though the United States international took to Twitter to express is displeasure at the team's contract offer. Jones is coming off an injury plagued year missing time due to two hernia surgeries and faces a six-game suspension for his actions in New England's playoff loss at D.C. United.
"He hasn't signed anywhere else, he hasn't signed with MLS and we've said he's a player we'd like to have back. He's got other options and he's weighing what he wants to do," Burns told ESPN. "We've made that very clear to him and his representatives, and that's kind of where it stands."
The Revolution have been a completely different team with Jones on the field since he signed in the summer of 2014. With Jones in the lineup the Revs are 20-7-7, which over the course of a single season would be a Supporter's Shield worthy 67 points. Without Jones, the Revolution struggled mightily with midseason swoons in both 2014 and 2015 while Jones was out injured.
Despite the looming suspension, Burns says it doesn't change the Revs' position to have Jones return to Foxborough.
"The suspension changes things a little bit but not our desire to have him back," said Burns.
The rest of Carlisle's MLS Combine notebook focuses on the top MLS draft picks, Jordan Morris trialing at Werder Bremen and Nemanja Vidic has shown interest in MLS, but DC United will not be his destination.