LA Galaxy acquire rights to Jermaine Jones in trade

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by JACK HAZZARD

Jermaine Jones is once again on the move.

After spending an underwhelming season with the Colorado Rapids, United States Men’s National Team midfielder Jermaine Jones had his rights traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday afternoon. The Rapids acquired the Galaxy’s 2017 1st Round MLS SuperDraft Pick in exchange for Jones’ rights.

Following Colorado’s playoff loss to the Seattle Sounders, Jones stated his intention to find a new club. The 35-year-old added that he would only sign with a team that was willing to make him a Designated Player.

With the Los Angeles Galaxy losing two of their Designated Players, Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane, the California-based side has money to spare. The Galaxy recently added Curt Onalfo as their new head coach, taking the reigns from longtime boss Bruce Arena.

It is unclear whether the Galaxy will sign Jones or hold on to his rights until a proper suitor is found.