Trinidad int'l Jones inks Chicago deal
Trinidad & Tobago international Joevin Jones (#10) signed with the Chicago Fire on December 3, 2014. (Photo: Allan V. Crane)
 
CHICAGO -- Trinidad & Tobago international defender-midfielder Joevin Jones signed with the Chicago Fire, the Major League Soccer club announced Wednesday.
 
Jones, who will add speed and youth to the Fire, most recently played with HJK Helsinki (Finland) while on loan from W Connection FC.
 
“We’re pleased that Joevin will be joining the Fire,” Fire head coach Frank Yallop said. “He’s a versatile player and is a great addition as we build a squad that will compete in 2015.”
 
Yallop is trying to revamp the Fire, which has failed to reach the MLS playoffs for two consecutive years.
 
The 23-year-old Jones has made 37 appearances with the Soca Warriors since making his international debut against Panama on September 7, 2010. He has participated in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Caribbean Cups. T&T fell to Jamaica on penalty kicks in last month's Caribbean Cup final and qualified qualified for next year's Gold Cup.
                                                                           
Jones made six appearances for HJK Helsinki.
 
The Carenage, Trinidad, native spent two seasons with W Connection's youth programs, before making his senior debut in 2009.
 
In 2011, Jones tallied twice in 10 appearances, leading the Savonetta Boys to their fourth TT Pro League championship. A year later, he and the W Connection finished second in the 2012 Caribbean Football Union Club Championship. That placement qualified the club for the 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League, in which the 5-8, 160-lb. Jones made three appearances.
 
In 2013, Jones helped W Connection to its fifth Pro League crown as he finished second in league goal-scoring (14).