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Jones nets in Germany 2nd Div

Published: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

T&T international Joevin Jones opened his goals account in the German 2nd Bundesliga when he netted the lone goal in SV Darmstadt’s 1-0 win over St Pauli.

The 26-year-old Jones scored as early as the seventh minute on an assist from Dong-Won Ji.

A former W Connection and Seattle Sounders standout, Jones was then cautioned in the 32nd minute before he sustained an injury as was substituted in the 38 minute for Sandro Sirigu.

Despite the win, Jones and his club remained in 16th spot on the 18-team table with 22 points from 19 matches, in the relegation playoff spot, two points ahead of Greuther Fuerth and ten more than cellar-placed Kaiserslautern.

On Wednesday last, Jones made his much anticipated league debut against Kaiserslautern before the match was abandoned at half-time due to Kaiserslauten’s manager Jeff Strasser reportedly suffering what was thought to be a heart attack.

This is the first season in European footballer for Jones the son of former Strike Squad defender Kelvin Jones.

Prior to joining the German-club at the end of the 2017 US Major League Soccer season in November, Jones and Seattle Sounders were beaten 1-0 in the MLS Cup Final by Toronto FC after being crowned champions in 2016.

SV Darmstadt was promoted to the German Bundelisga for the 2015-2016 season but were relegated to 2nd Bundelisga after losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich on the final match day last season.

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