On Saturday, former New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones returned from his six-game suspension, collecting a goal and assist for the Colorado Rapids. Jones and the Rapids went on to defeat the New York Red Bulls 2-1.
Jones spent a year and a half with the Revolution and helped lead the club to the 2014 MLS Cup. In sum, he made 34 regular- and post-season appearances, offering three goals and six assists. During his final moment in Revs colors, the US international confronted referee Mark Geiger in the 2015 MLS playoffs, a decision that led to his suspension.
Jones made his re-debut on Saturday after being traded to Colorado for a first-round pick and allocation money. The 34-year-old midfielder was active throughout the night, completing four key passes, four tackles, and five recoveries as an attacking midfielder.
Jones got on the scoresheet in the 21st minute when he finished a feed from Mekeil Williams.
Quite the @ColoradoRapids debut @jermainejunior. #COLvNY https://t.co/yQ8vd7qdG1— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 17, 2016
Jones also had the game-winning assist by playing catalyst for Dominique Badji's 82nd-minute tally.
Not too Badji. @ColoradoRapids take the 2-1 lead. #COLvNY https://t.co/9Cxvh0GwCE— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 17, 2016
Jones and the Rapids return to action on April 23 when they face the Seattle Sounders.