Joevin Jones has been one of the most talked about players in the latter part of the ongoing American Major League Soccer (MLS) Season as he helped the Seattle Sounders not only reach the playoffs but provided two great assists on their 3-0 blow out of Dallas FC a few days ago.
And now his teammates are describing him as one of most potent wingers in the league.
“I’ve told him, he has the potential to play in Europe, easily,” teammate Nelson Valdez said. “I still think he’s playing just 50 percent of what he can.”
Seattle head coach Brian Schmetzer added: “I think he is a winger at heart. He’s honestly a very good one-v-one defender. I think people don’t expect that from him because of his attacking qualities, but you don’t see a lot of people running past him.He’s definitely a winger at heart, but I think this role suits him.”
Jones plays more of an attacking winger for T&T but is asked to perform a more defensive role for Seattle.
And about thoughts that he’s only realised 50 percent of his potential, Schmetzer sees him potentially going higher.
“Keep working. Keep doing what he’s doing,” Schmetzer said. “He has a ton of talent. He’s still young. Getting used to maybe playing at left back for us, when he plays in the midfield for his national team, some of those nuances, as you get a little older, you get more experienced. You take what games give you.”
T&T fans will be hoping Jones turns up the heat on November 11th when Costa Rica visits for a World Cup qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.