Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

Jermaine Jones headed to LA Galaxy for 1st round pick

Mexico v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 11: Giovani Dos Santos #10 of Mexico battles for the ball against Jermaine Jones #13 and Christian Pulisic #10 of the United States in the first half during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at MAPFRE Stadium on November 11, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Getty Images

LA Galaxy president Chris Klein admitted to talking with Jermaine Jones last week, and now they’ve taken the next step.

The Galaxy announced Tuesday that they’ve acquired the right to Jones from Colorado in exchange for LA’s first round pick in January’s SuperDraft.

The pick will be LA’s highest selection held 24 hours before the draft.

[ MORE: “This guy’s crazy, but he can play” ]

Jones, 35, helped turn around the fortunes of New England when he arrived after the 2014 World Cup, helping the Revs to the MLS Cup.

He took a risk by joining Colorado on a one-year deal for under market value last offseason, and the Rapids darted into Supporters’ Shield contention as well as the Western Conference Finals.

Oddly enough, Jones’ inclusion in the United States men’s national team will be a primary concern for ex-LA coach Bruce Arena.

Follow @NicholasMendola