first_imgMLS LA Galaxy decline option on USMNT midfielder Jones in roster purge Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 10:37 11/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jermaine Jones LA Galaxy USA Today MLS LA Galaxy The MLS side enters the offseason with just 12 players under contract for 2018 after a slew of roster moves Monday The LA Galaxy have declined the contract option on U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones, the MLS club announced Monday.Jones, 36, is set to leave the Galaxy after just one season at StubHub Center, during which he recorded one goal and four assists in 20 MLS matches.In addition to Jones, the Galaxy declined options on 12 further players: goalkeepers Jon Kempin, Brian Rowe and Clement Diop; defenders Pele Van Anholt, Nathan Smith and Bradley Diallo; midfielders Rafael Garcia, Raul Mendiola and Jaime Villarreal; and forwards Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean and Jack McInerney. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Defender Ashley Cole and midfielder Baggio Husidic, meanwhile, are out of contract at year’s end.Monday’s announcement leaves the Galaxy with just 12 players under contract for 2018, representing a substantial overhaul for a club that went a league-worst 8-18-8 this past season.last_img read more