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DeJuan Jones Named to Gold Cup Roster
The 25-year-old defender will look to add to his two previous caps with the United States National Team this summer!
New England Revolution left back DeJuan Jones will return to the international stage as the 25-year-old was one of 23 names selected to represent the United States during this summer’s Concacaf Gold Cup on Monday.
Jones will look to add to his previous two caps with the USMNT. The left back debuted in an international friendly in the US’ 2-1 loss against Serbia on January 25th, 2023, when he came on for Julian Gressel in the 62nd minute. Jones earned his first start for the U.S. on January 28th, 2023, as Jones went a full ninety minutes in a scoreless draw against Colombia.
Jones will reunite with former Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner, who will also feature on the Gold Cup roster.
Interim US Head Coach B.J. Callaghan called the Gold Cup roster a “group that we have a lot of confidence in as we look to win another Gold Cup trophy.”
Callaghan added that “Many of these players have performed well at their clubs as well as the previous opportunities that they have had in the national team environment. We're trying to expose as many players as possible to tournament competition.”
Training camp for the upcoming Gold Cup will begin on Tuesday, June 20th, in Chicago. The interim head coach and the United States will begin the trek for the country’s record-tying eight confederation championship on Saturday, June 24th, as they face Jamaica inside Soldier Field at 9:30 PM EDT on FS1 and Univision. They will then travel to CityPark in St. Louis on Wednesday, June 28th, as they take on the undetermined fourth participant in Group A at 9:30 PM EDT on FS1 and UniMas. The U.S. will wrap up the group stage portion of the competition on Sunday, July 2nd, as they travel to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to face Nicaragua at 7:00 PM EDT on FOX and Univision.
With Jones on international duty, he will at least miss June 21st’s away match against Minnesota United, June 24th’s meeting with Toronto, and July 1st’s road match against Cincinnati. Jones may also miss July 8th’s road game against NYRB, July 12th’s meeting with Atlanta, and July 15th’s meeting against D.C., depending on how far the United States goes in the Gold Cup.