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DeJuan Jones exhibiting “excessive ceiling” throughout USMNT’s Gold Cup run

DeJuan Jones exhibiting “excessive ceiling” throughout USMNT’s Gold Cup run


DeJuan Jones is considered one of a number of gamers that needed to wait till 2023 for his first U.S. males’s nationwide workforce alternative, however after making back-to-back Concacaf Gold Cup appearances, the 26-year-old fullback has proven extra of why he was referred to as into the squad.

Jones earned back-to-back begins towards Saint Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad & Tobago throughout Group A play this summer time, registering one help and delivering robust defensive performances. The previous 2019 first spherical draft choose has helped B.J. Callaghan’s squad to consecutive lopsided victories and two clear sheets heading into Sunday’s quarterfinal showdown vs. Canada.

Shut to 6 months after making his senior USMNT debut throughout the January camp, Jones mirrored on his newest alternative to characterize his nation.

“It’s been superb to play two video games in a row, and to notch my first help in a convincing approach,” Jones mentioned Friday in a press convention. “It was an incredible expertise for me.

“We’re simply trying to proceed to construct on these experiences and develop as a gaggle,” he added. “I really feel like my confidence has grown as effectively simply enjoying in greater video games, so it’s been it’s been nice, and I’m persevering with to grind, and do no matter I can in coaching to place my greatest foot ahead.”

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Jones loved a standout collegiate profession at Michigan State College earlier than leaping proper into the Revolution’s first workforce plans in 2019. He has since been an everyday contributor at left again throughout Bruce Enviornment’s reign as head coach, totaling 123 league appearances, six targets and 18 assists, and being a part of the Revs’ 2021 Supporters’ Defend-winning squad.

Jones’ USMNT alternative has not solely allowed him to proceed growing his recreation on the worldwide degree, but additionally re-connect with former Revs goalkeeper and present USMNT No. 1 shot-stopper, Matt Turner. Turner featured alongside Jones within the Revs’ defensive corps over the previous 4 MLS seasons earlier than shifting to English Premier League giants Arsenal final summer time.

Turner and Jones’ previous chemistry in Foxborough has been on show not too long ago with the USMNT and the 29-year-old goalkeeper believes there may be even one other degree that Jones can get to if he earns the alternatives.

“It’s been actually nice,” Turner mentioned Friday about Jones. “Watching him develop, and develop into this position of out of doors again, being challenged in a distinct setting with a distinct depth of recreation, several types of video games; seeing him develop as a participant, and likewise as an individual has been actually nice.

“I need him to have the ability to match out of the door on the best way out of this interview, so I’m not going to massive him up an excessive amount of,” Turner jokingly mentioned. “However everybody is aware of how level-headed he’s, and the way nice of a participant he’s, so his ceiling is actually, actually excessive.”



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