Jones embraces leadership role with Revolution

Jones embraces leadership role with Revolution
August 26, 2014, 10:30 pm
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Tuesday was an exciting day for the New England Revolution as they introduced the newest member of their squad, Jermaine Jones.

Following his introductory press conference, Jones sat down with Dalen Cuff to discuss his arrival in Foxboro.

The 32-year-old embraces the opportunity to be a leader on a young Revolution team.

"I love to have that pressure for myself," said Jones. "I have it in the national team, I got it in all my teams before I was playing. I'm really cool with that."

Jones, a member on the 2014 U.S. national team, has noticed increased excitement about soccer after the World Cup.

This excitement played into his decision to join MLS.

"Before the World Cup you can walk on the street and it was a little bit quiet," explained Jones. "Only the people who really focussed on soccer that maybe know you. With the goal against Portugal people recognize me. We [did] a good job out there that people really go crazy here in the states about soccer."

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann told Jones that he would stay with the Revolution instead of traveling to the Czech Republic for a friendly.

"It's good for me so I can settle in," he said. "It's good to stay here and train to get in shape."