Player Details

Name

Derrick Jones

Height

6' 4"

Weight

179 lbs

Date of Birth

3.3.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Bantama, Ghana

Position

Midfielder
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

ACQUIRED

Acquired from the Philadelphia Union on May 9, 2019 in exchange for $175,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).

AWARDS AND MILESTONES

  • Reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with the USMNT U-20 side
  • Signed by Bethlehem Steel FC as its first-ever player after graduating from the Philadelphia Union Academy

PROFESSIONAL

Nashville Soccer Club (Major League Soccer, United States)

2020

Nashville SC (USL Championship)

2019

  • Made four appearances across all competitions for Nashville before being sidelined with an ankle injury

Philadelphia Union / Bethlehem Steel (MLS/USL Championship)

2019

  • Appeared as a substitute twice for the Union and appeared in three matches for Steel FC prior to being traded to Nashville

2018

  • Made 12 MLS appearances with the Union and 14 USL appearances with Steel FC, scoring four goals with Bethlehem
  • Made three U.S. Open Cup appearances for the Union, registering an assist in a 5-0 Fourth Round win over the Richmond Kickers
  • Appeared as a late substitute in the Union’s 3-1 loss to NYCFC in a MLS Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round match

2017

  • Made his MLS debut with the Union on March 6, 2017 in a road match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, starting at center midfielder and playing all 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw
  • Appeared in 11 MLS matches for the Union and 11 USL matches for Bethlehem Steel FC
    Made one USL Cup Playoffs appearance for Steel FC
  • Made two appearances for the Union in U.S. Open Cup matches, scoring a goal in a 3-1 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders

2016

  • Became Bethlehem Steel FC’s first-ever signing after a successful amateur career with Union Academy
  • Scored five goals in 26 appearances during the 2016 USL season, earning an MLS contract with the Union

INTERNATIONAL

United States

  • Made his international debut with the U.S. U-20 National Team at an October 2016 camp
  • Named to the U.S.’ roster for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, making four appearances in the tournament as the U.S. reached the quarterfinals
  • Played in two matches for the U.S. U-23 National Team in 2019, earning the start against Egypt U-23 on March 22 and appearing as a substitute against Netherlands U-21 on March 24

PERSONAL

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