According to Soccerway.com (vai Match Fit) the Jermaine Jones Watch will stretch into 2010 with the Schalke 04 mid-fielder and USMNT tease being ruled out of Bundesliga play until after the turn of the calendar.
Schalke coach Felix Magath was reported as saying, “We’re half way through November and it doesn’t look like he will be able to return to the pitch in four weeks from now.” (The Bundesliga season wraps up for the break in mid-December.)
For the last setback in early October TSG recommended grabbing a seat some pretzels and a case of Doppelbock. However, with Jones officially recognized as a US national by FIFA, we are going to suggest a good American beer. So, in the spirit of rest and relaxation TSG recommends Kona Brewing’s Longboard Lager, a Top 5 brew on the big board here at TSG.
(Just an FYI, I intentionally kept this post “light” as I don’t want to think about the increasing likelihood that Jones never plays a meaningful game for the USMNT, nor draw any parallels to the tight time line Gooch is facing to be fit for the World Cup.)