Former FC Dallas Midfielder signs with the Puerto Rico Islanders.
Winston Salem, NC – The Puerto Rico Islanders announced this week that they signed MLS player Scott Jones. Able to play both the role of attacking midfielder and forward, Jones has the versatility that is very useful when making a playoff run late in the season. With the loss of Marco Velez to Toronto FC, the Puerto Rico Islanders hope to use the off-season as a time to bring in some new talent.
A representative from MLF Sports said, “Scott has set the long-term goal of playing overseas, and his recent move to the Islanders will provide the needed foundation in reaching these goals.”
Jones has often been described as a very aggressive and strong player whom enjoys the challenge of taking on defenders with his skill and technical ability. His ball handling skills are even more evident when combined with his greatest asset in the cross; he gives quality crosses and through balls that nearly always creates dangerous scoring opportunities.
Scott Jones attended University of North Carolina Greensboro where he earned the status of a three-time Al-American. He has also played on many national and club teams that have even been ranked as highly as 5th in the nation. Jones is joining the Islanders after playing a year in the MLS with FC Dallas. He hopes to be able to help lead the Islanders into the playoffs and beyond.
The Islanders start their 2008 season with a 10:00 p.m. match on Thursday, April 17th. They travel to PGE Park in Portland to take on the Timbers. They follow that with back-to-back matches against Miami FC and hope to use these games as a platform to get on a nice roll for beginning the season.