On Monday morning, Joevin Jones posted a heartfelt message on Instagram with a series of photos, thanking the Sounders organization for the past two seasons. Jones, 26, is set to join Germany's SV Darmstadt 98 in 2018.
Just want to say a massive thank you to everybody at @soundersfc ..Firstly I want to thank God for taking me thus far in my life - He continues to bless me tremendously. To my coaches, thank you for always giving me the opportunity to go out there and put my hard training to work. To my teammates, I love you guys and it was a pleasure playing alongside you. Special thanks to my family and fans, for always believing in me - thank you for your love, time and mainly your positive energy which was the most thoughtful gift of all. I love you all dearly. J.J #33
Ahead of MLS Cup 2017, Head Coach Brian Schmetzer addressed the pending departure of the club's talented left back, heaping praise on the 26-year-old.
"Joevin has been great. He’s been influential, [he’s] great to have in the locker room, [he’s] a good team guy, his talent is undeniable so we’re going to miss him.”
Since joining Seattle in a trade with the Chicago Fire in January 2016, Jones was one of the club's top players the past two campaigns. He went on to play 53 league matches for the Rave Green, recording three goals and 14 assists. As a left back with a penchant to dominate the flank in the attack, Jones led all listed defenders in MLS with 11 assists in 2017. He also started in all 11 of the Sounders' postseason matches since 2016, setting a club record with five postseason assists.