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Joevin Jones joins Chicago Fire on three-year deal

Trinidad and Tobago national football team utility player and DIRECTV W Connection star Joevin Jones has agreed a three-year deal with United States Major League Soccer (MLS) team Chicago Fire and will move to North America for pre-season in January.

It means that the “Soca Warrior” will cut short his six-month loan deal with Finland champion team, HJK FC, who he joined in September and represented on six occasions. Jones, 23, collected his second Caribbean Cup silver medal at the regional competition in Jamaica last month.

Photo: W Connection midfielder Joevin Jones (right) holds off Arabe Unido midfielder Paul Roderick during CONCACAF Champions League action in Port of Spain. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: W Connection midfielder Joevin Jones (right) holds off Arabe Unido midfielder Paul Roderick during CONCACAF Champions League action in Port of Spain.
(Courtesy Wired868)

Wired868 understands that W Connection retains a 25 percent stake in the talented player.

Connection owner David John Williams said Jones’ transfer was further testimony of the club’s success in moving players overseas.

“Our club remains committed to continuously seeking opportunities for its players in top world leagues,” said Williams, “so that they can gain exposure and better their careers.”

Jones joins national teammates Kevin Molino (Orlando City) and Kevan George (Columbus Crew) in the MLS. A fourth Warrior, Carlyle Mitchell, is a free agent at present after spending the last three seasons with Vancouver Whitecaps.

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6 comments

  1. Such a shame our sportsmen and women have to “go abroad” to really make a living in their sport… and not only them…

  2. Now I’ve got a reason to go to Fire games