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Jermaine Jones saga nears end as Revolution, Fire remain interested

United States midfielder would also reportedly skip Allocation Order.

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Jermaine Jones remains without a team, a status that has remained consistent ever since the end of the World Cup. The main issue seems to be money, and specifically his demands for a lot of it. The whole "having no team" part may soon be coming to an end, at least according a note from the Washington Post's Steven Goff.

According to the report, the New England Revolution and Chicago Fire remain interested in obtaining Jones and that he's expected to sign with one of the two middling MLS teams relatively soon.

Clearing the way for the move is MLS apparently deciding that Jones will not be subjected to the Allocation Order, the mechanism by which most United States national team players enter the league.

This decision also may indicate that the Revolution and/or Fire have raised their offers from the one Jones reportedly rejected a few weeks ago. Although Jones later disputed the details of the report, that offer was supposedly for 2.5 years and $6 million. If more money has been pushed onto the table, it would likely make sense that Jones would now qualify as a "Designated Player of a certain threshold" and skip Allocation.