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RSL signs defender Alvin Jones

RSL signs Trinidad and Tobago defender Alvin Jones from OKC Energy.

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup-Panama at Trinidad and Tobago Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake announced Monday that they have signed defender Alvin Jones. Jones played for the OKC Energy in the USL Championship in 2019 where he had 21 appearances after joining the team in April.

Jones is just 25 years old and had one goal and two assists in his time with OKC Energy in 2019. Before coming to the USL Championship Jones played with W Connection in Trinidad where he won two league titles.

Jones also had 19 caps with the senior Trinidad and Tobago National Team, even having a goal against the USA in 2017. His goal was one that prevented the USA from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Head coach Freddy Juarez said:

“We’re happy to add a player of Alvin’s caliber to help make the team better. He’s good on the ball and has good attributes in the attacking third. He’s athletic. He’s strong. He’s a national team player and we hope that experience can make us a better team overall.”

Jones should be a great addition to RSL’s backline. He is still pretty young but brings a lot of experience to the backline. Jones has World Cup qualifying, CONCACAF Champions League and USL Championship experiences.