Scott Jones (Puerto Rican footballer)
|Full name||Scott Lyman Jones|
|Date of birth||September 22, 1983|
|Place of birth||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|2003–2006||UNC Greensboro Spartans|
|2008–2011||Puerto Rico Islanders||74||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 15, 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 15, 2012
Scott Lyman Jones (born September 22, 1983) is a Puerto Rican international footballer.
College and amateur
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. In 2004, he began playing for the Carolina Dynamo of the USL Premier Development League during the collegiate off season.
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. He played four games, scoring two goals, with the Dallas reserves, but saw no first team time. 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.
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.