Several reports are claiming that T&T player Joevin Jones is on his way to Inter Miami FC in the Major League Soccer (MLS) a few months after his contract ended with Seattle Sounders FC. Jones hinted his move by changing his bio on Instagram to Inter Miami FC but however, deleted it minutes later after posting.
Reports are also stating that Jones will be signing a two-year contract with the club which is only in their second year of existence and is owned by former England and Manchester United captain David Beckham and is coached by former England player Phil Neville.
The 29-year-old, Jones has played several positions but mainly as a wingback and he has appeared in 121 matches (102 starts) which included six goals and 20 assists in five years at MLS (Seattle Sounders and one season at Chicago Fire in 2015). Last season, he played in 13 matches scoring 2 goals and recording three assists; he was the unfortunate three nil runners-up in the MLS Cup final to Columbus Crew.
Apart from winning the MLS Cup title in 2016 and 2019 his best season was in 2017 when he totaled a career-high 11 assists. The versatile player who hails from Carenage in West, Trinidad has nine goals in 76 appearances for the national team with his debut coming over a decade ago. He has represented the Soca Warriors in 2013, 2015 and 2019 Gold Cups amongst other international tournaments as well as youth divisions. He played locally for five years in the TT Pro League with W. Connection (2009-2014) and in the Bundesliga 2 in Germany with club Darmstadt 98 from (2017-19) amassing 44 appearances and six goals.
Jones is best described on the MLS website as, “Left back is a notoriously difficult position to fill, and there are few in MLS who can match the cyclonic activity kicked up by Jones along that flank. His first MLS season with Chicago in 2015 revealed a defender with pure wingback sensibilities who lives to push into the opponent’s final third as an added attacker. A capable crosser with good instincts, Jones doesn’t skimp on the defensive end either as a capable heads-up defender who will routinely run down attacks from seemingly nowhere.”