23rd Oct, 2016

Solihull Moors snap up midfielder Eddie Jones

Steve Carpenter 12th Oct, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL Moors have boosted their National League squad with the signing of versatile midfielder Eddie Jones.

A proven leader on the pitch, Jones is a product of the Forest Green Academy where he went on to captain the Under-18 team to League Cup success back in 2009 which helped earn him a move to Gloucester City AFC in the Conference north.

The opportunity to more and play football in America proved too good to turn down and he moved to play for Major League Soccer (MLS) side DC United in 2011, where he was a regular for their Under-23 side.

In 2012, Jones was selected for the Wales University squad for the home nations tournament and he went on to win a runner-up medal as well as earning the honour of representing the Great Britain Universities side.

Jones took another transatlantic journey and while studying at the University of Dayton, he captained their soccer team until 2014 and it was during this period that he was awarded the ‘Most valuable player’ award for the league.

After his time at Dayton, Jones played for Ottawa Fury and FC London in Canada, both professional North American Soccer League sides, before short spells at the Evergreen Diplomats and IFK Maryland in the recently formed American Soccer League during 2015.