Around the League | Colorado Rapids acquire USMNT player Jermaine Jones

United States men’s national team player Jermaine Jones is headed to the Colorado Rapids, according to a report by Dan Itel of

Jones ends up with the Rapids after a sign-and-trade deal with the New England Revolution. In return, New England receives Colorado’s first-round pick in the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft and general allocation money.

The 34-year-old will have to serve a six-game suspension after making contact with referee Mark Geiger in the Revolution’s playoff loss to D.C. United last season.

The Rapids, who finished in last place in the Western Conference last season, have gone through a major overhaul. Per Itel’s report, the club is no longer with 15 players from its 2015 roster. In addition to Jones, Colorado added former Seattle Sounders winger Marco Pappa and former Philadelphia Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer.

Jones finished his stint with New England with 28 regular-season appearances, scoring twice and recording four assists.

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