Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra praised Jones’ leadership Monday.
His experience in the Premier League and Championship with Sunderland, Stoke City, Southampton, Cardiff City and Bournemouth made it seem like he would be an excellent fit in MLS.
Jones was signed before manager Gerardo Martino was hired. It was going to be interesting to see how Jones, a tall, physical striker, would fit into Martino’s pressing system, which relies more on movement and quickness than brute force.
Jones started five times. When asked, Martino would always say that the native of Trinidad and Tobago did whatever was asked.
Jones’ season was affected by a knee injury sustained while playing with his national team. It sidelined him for 15 games from June-September.