Jones excited about move to MLS

July 27, 2016
file Kenwyne Jones celebrating a goal while playing for Sunderland in the English Premier League.

ATLANTA, CMC - Trinidad and Tobago International Kenwyne Jones says he wants to be part of history when he kicks off his career in Major League Football (MLS) next year.

Jones will join the league after signing with the MLS expansion side Atlanta United following a successful career in the English Premier League.

Jones, who spent much of his EPL career with the likes of Cardiff City, Southampton, Sunderland and Stoke, caused a media stir when his move to Atlanta was announced two weeks ago.

"It's a good time for me to be going to Atlanta United to help improve the league and set the franchise on a historic journey, play at the highest level and always give 100 per cent to the club, the fans and the sport," said Jones.

"I'm always glad to talk to fans and just generally getting the chance to see so many people passionate in the moment about me coming, and supporting the club and the MLS as a whole on this new expansion adventure."

Jones, 31, was out of contract, having left Cardiff City and was most recently on loan at United Arab Emirates based club Al Jazira.

The Trinidadian striker will join Atlanta United next month but go out immediately on loan since Atlanta will be joining the MLS season in 2017.

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