What Will Be Jermaine Jones Impact on New England

Jermaine JonesJermaine Jones the U.S. international signed with Major League Soccer and was then allocated to the New England Revolution in a draw, over the Chicago Fire.

Despite that controversial manner of assigning the midfielder to a team, many likely will ponder what his impact will be in the MLS and where he slots in with the Revolution.

Obviously, Jones is the Revolution’s best player as the club only has one other DP. The lone other Designated Player on the club is Jerry Bengston and he was loaned out to Belgrano an Argentine club in late July. He could not address an important positional need of New England: a dynamic forward.

The central midfield for New England is a big point of emphasis due to the club’s depth in the forward position it allows manager Jay Heaps more freedom to rotate, while Charlie Davies has had good form. Patrick Mullins also was notable earlier this year there as well.

Andy Dorman and Scott Caldwell at center midfield are the two top players, but Caldwell does not bring consistency or an attacking prowess, which is necessary if the Revolution want to return to the top of the table in the Eastern Conference.

Dorman sprained his MCL in August and is on the disabled list. Even though he is steady at central midfield, Dorman is not creative and lacks the spark to put the offense into a scoring position.

New England has its share of playmakers with Lee Nguyen showing his skills often and Diego Fagundez has timely passes, while Kelyn Rowe is similar in ways to Fagundez.

However, a field general is lacking for New England. With Jones being able to play through long balls, as well as control the pace and sweep past opponents in midfield, he fills a big gap for the squad. His presence might be what the Revolution need to make it into the playoffs by a comfortable margin.

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