Germany international Jermaine Jones has informed the German Football Association (DFB) he wishes to play for the United States in future. Jones, who holds dual nationality, has played three times for Germany but only in friendlies after narrowly missing the cut for the squad that finished as runners-up at Euro 2008. The 27-year-old Schalke 04 midfielder is taking advantage of FIFA's recent decision to remove the age limit on changing national teams. "Jermaine Jones has informed the DFB that he has decided to play for the American national team soon," the DFB said on Friday. Germany coach Joachim Loew said he wished Jones, whose last appearance for Germany was in November against England, all the best in the future. "We have noted Jermaine Jones's decision and we accept it," Loew said. "I wish him all the best in his sports future."
12 June 2009
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