Jermaine Jones was traded to the Colorado Rapids on Friday and it didn't take long for him to take a few shots at his former employer.
During a press conference held on Wednesday, Jones was presented with a host of questions about his move to the Centennial State. Naturally, the midfielder was asked to compare his new situation with his old. As is often the case, Jones didn't hold back.
"The whole package [is] what I got here," Jones explained. "It’s close to home, to LA. You have a real soccer stadium. Here the main focus is on soccer. It’s not like what you have got in Boston."
The comments are a not-so-subtle way of talking about the New England Revolution's current situation. The Revs play in the oversized Gillette Stadium and are often considered second-rate compared to the region's other sports teams.
As if that wasn't enough, Jones would later circle back to the importance of having a soccer specific stadium.
"It’s always nice when you feel respected, not only me but I think the whole team," Jones said. "You know that’s your own stadium, and every week it’s home. You go there to prepare for the games then [play] the games.
"In Boston, it was completely different. You have the turf field that is tough on to play. But then, you have to share the whole stadium with the Patriots, so you not feel really home."
Jones will have to serve a six-game suspension to start te season for confronting referee Mark Geiger in last year's MLS playoffs. He will, however, be available to return to Gillette Stadium to face the Revolution on Saturday, Sept. 3.