Joevin Jones

Joevin Jones
Joevin Jones
Joevin Jones
Defender
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Real Name: Joevin Jones
HT: 5' 11" WT: 160
Pronunciation: JOE-vin
International
Age: 25 (08/03/1991)
Birthplace: Carenage, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago
Hometown: Carenage, Trinidad & Tobago

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 (Seattle): Jones emerged as one of the league’s best left backs in his first season with the Rave Green, as he scored two goals and added three assists in 33 league appearances, including 29 starts. In a reserve role, Jones scored a late goal to solidify a 2-0 win at D.C. United (June 1). He added another goal in the team’s emphatic 5-0 win over FC Dallas (July 13). He provided game-tying service at Toronto FC (July 2) and at Houston (August 24), plus the game-winning assist in a home Cascadia match against Vancouver (October 2). Jones started all six postseason matches and set a new club record with three assists, including a pair in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinal against FC Dallas (October 30). During the shootout at MLS Cup, Jones successfully converted the club’s fourth attempt from the spot (December 10). 

2015 (Chicago): In his first season in MLS, Jones made 28 appearances (26 starts) for the Chicago Fire, logging 2,257 minutes. He scored his first league goal against the San Jose Earthquakes on March 22 and recorded his first league assist against Toronto FC on April 4. The Trinidad & Tobago native also appeared in two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches against Orlando City SC and the Philadelphia Union.

2014 (HJK Helsinki): After completing his professional career with W Connection, Jones went on loan to Finland’s most successful club, HJK Helsinki. While competing in the Finnish League, Jones made six appearances.

2009 – 2014 (W Connection): At the age of 17, Jones made his debut with W Connection – a professional club in Trinidad and Tobago’s TT League – after spending two seasons with the club’s youth program. Jones went on to play in 55 league matches for the Savonetta Boys, scoring 26 goals. In 2011 and 2013, Jones helped W Connection earn Pro League titles. After finishing second in the 2012 CFU Club Championship, the club qualified for the 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League, where Jones appeared in three fixtures. In 2013, Jones ranked second in the league with 14 scoring tallies.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jones made his international debut with Trinidad & Tobago on September 7, 2010. Ever since, he has been a consistent presence for the Soca Warriors, making 57 appearances. In 2012, Jones helped his country earn a qualification to its first CONCACAF Gold Cup in six years after finishing second in the Caribbean Cup. In a Group Stage match against El Salvador, Jones provided a long pass to setup a goal that secured a draw. In the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jones recorded his first career international goal in the Group Stage against Guatemala. During a Group Stage match against Mexico, Jones recorded an assist from a corner kick on the final play of the match to equalize the score and secure first place in the group.

PERSONAL

The son of Kelvin and Merlin, Jones has two brothers – Marvin and Alvin. His father is a former defender for the Trinidad & Tobago national team. At age 14, Jones attended Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in addition to competing in the youth program at TT Pro League club Defence Force. He ultimately stuck with W Connection’s youth program in Couva, Trinidad.

ACQUIRED

Acquired via trade from the Chicago Fire in exchange for Sounders FC’s First Round pick (15th overall) in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Seattle Sounders FC7706303523300
2016Seattle Sounders FC332922547316529160
2015Chicago Fire282612257116426020
Career Totals-6862354347371158480
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