Joevin Jones

Joevin Jones Scores for Trinidad and Tobago in Friendly with Mexico

For the second time this summer, Chicago Fire defender Joevin Jones delivered a bit of magic against El Tri while representing his native Trinidad and Tobago National Team. 

Back on July 15, it was Jones who delivered a stunning stoppage-time corner kick under heavy duress from the Mexican fanbase, allowing the Soca Warriors to earn a 4-4 draw with Mexico en route to winning Group C at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

Less than two months later, Jones was at it again as Trinidad and Tobago squared off with Mexico in a friendly at Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium. After Mexico rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to even the match at two, Jones gave his side a lift in the 69th minute, blasting a left-footed free kick past the wall and inside the near post in a way that left opposing goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera frozen. It was Jones' second international goal, having also scored vs. Guatemala in T&T's 2015 Gold Cup opener on July 9.

 

Mexico provided the final punch of the evening, however, scoring in the 85th minute to send the entertaining friendly to a 3-3 draw. 

Jones played 87 minutes on the evening, while fellow Chicago Fire defender Daneil Cyrus went the full 90 for the Soca Warriors. 

The Chicago Fire will be without Jones and Cyrus when they travel to face the Montreal Impact at 7 p.m. CT Saturday