Scott Jones (Puerto Rican footballer)

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Scott Jones
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Personal information
Full name Scott Lyman Jones
Date of birth (1983-09-22) September 22, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Charlotte Eagles
Number 15
Youth career
2003-2006 UNC Greensboro Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004-2006 Carolina Dynamo 32 (8)
2007 FC Dallas 0 (0)
2008-2011 Puerto Rico Islanders 74 (1)
2012- Charlotte Eagles 9 (0)
National team
2011- Puerto Rico 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 15, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 15, 2012

Scott Lyman Jones (born September 22, 1983 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American-born Puerto Rican footballer who currently plays for Charlotte Eagles in the USL Professional Division and internationally for Puerto Rico.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Jones grew up in Dallas, Texas where he attended Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, playing on the men's college soccer team from 2003 to 2006. He was a 2004 second team All American and a 2005 first team All American.[1][2] In 2004, he began playing for the Carolina Dynamo of the USL Premier Development League during the collegiate off season.[3]

Professional[edit]

On January 12, 2007, FC Dallas selected Jones in the third round (28th overall) in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. Dallas announced they had signed Jones on March 28, 2007.[4] He played four games, scoring two goals, with the Dallas reserves, but saw no first team time.[5] The team gave him a trial in February 2008, but waived him on March 2, 2008. He signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL First Division that same year.[6]

International[edit]

Jones was called up to the Puerto Rico national team on September 2011. As a United States citizen, he is eligible to the national team after residing in the Commonwealth for more than two years while playing with the Puerto Rico Islanders. He got his first cap in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification stage match against Saint Kitts and Nevis on September 2, 2011 which ended in a 0-0 draw.

Honors[edit]

Puerto Rico Islanders[edit]

References[edit]

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