Gabe Jones (soccer)

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Gabe Jones
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Jones
Date of birth (1973-01-21) January 21, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Georgetown, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1994 St. Edwards University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Austin Lone Stars
1997 Dallas Burn 1 (0)
1997 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (loan) 5 (0)
2004 Austin Lightning
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gabe Jones is a retired American soccer player who was the 1995 USISL MVP and leading scorer. He played one game for the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer.

Youth[edit]

In 1991, Jones graduated from Georgetown High School. He attended St. Edwards University where he was an NAIA All American soccer player. He graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in international studies. In 2002, St. Edwards University inducted Jones into its Athletic Hall of Fame.[1]

Professional[edit]

In 1995, Jones played for the Austin Lone Stars in the USISL. He was the 1995 USISL MVP while leading the league in scoring.[2] He was the second leading scorer in the 1997 U.S. Open Cup. That year, he also played one game for the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer.[3] In 1998, Jones led the USISL D3 Pro League with assists and was named First Team All League. On February 6, 1999, the Dallas Burn selected Jones in the second round (eighteenth overall) of the 1999 MLS Supplemental Draft.[4] The Burn released him on April 2, 1999.[5] He then returned to the Lone Stars for the remainder of the season. In 2004, Jones played for the Austin Lightning.[6]

In 1999, he became a sales manager for Dell Computer. In 2009, he moved to Foxtec Corporation.


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