Jermaine Jones, Midfielder
Club Team: Schalke 04 (Germany)
6’ 0’’ | 170 lbs
Jermaine Jones, 30, now lives in Illinois, but was born in Frankfurt, Germany to a German mother and American father. After his young career where he played for Germany in U-20 World Cup qualifiers, and for the German senior team in a 2008 slew of friendlies, he was able to switch associations to the U.S. becoming eligible to play in 2009. He’s a hard tackler, has a well placed through ball, and isn’t afraid to use field space and time to create scoring opportunities. All these qualities make him both a defensive and offensive staple of the U.S. midfield—and with continued development, his transfer to American will perhaps result in an overall roster loss for Germany.