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Former Spartan signs with New England Revolution

February 26, 2019
<p>Forward DeJuan Jones (6) looks to make a move to get around the defender during the game against Akron on Dec. 7, 2018 at Harder Stadium. The Spartans fell to the Zips, 5-1.</p>

Forward DeJuan Jones (6) looks to make a move to get around the defender during the game against Akron on Dec. 7, 2018 at Harder Stadium. The Spartans fell to the Zips, 5-1.

Photo by CJ Weiss | The State News

Michigan State men's soccer midfielder DeJuan Jones signed with the New England Revolution after being selected 11th-overall in the first round of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Jones is New England's second selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft after a four-year career at MSU. In his career, Jones has registered 16 goals, and 14 assists across 75 appearances. He also earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference recognition in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Jones assisted the Spartans to a 2018 College Cup Semifinal appearance.

Jones became a regular starter for MSU his junior year. He had career highs with seven goals and six assists en route to the 2017 College Cup Elite Eight. He was recognized with USC Third Team All-Midwest Region and Big Ten Conference All-Academic Team honors following the campaign. During his senior year, he tallied another five goals and five helpers in 22 appearances.

As a high school player at East Lansing high school, Jones was named the state's 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Soccer by Michigan's high school coaches.

The Revolution will open the season on March 2 against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. The club will return to the Gillette Stadium on March 9 for the home opener against Columbus Crew SC.

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