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Jermaine Jones could miss season opener vs. Sounders

Jones takes to Instagram to announce off-season surgery that will keep him out at least two weeks.

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The soccer gods giveth and the soccer god taketh. Two days after Osvaldo Alonso's availability for the Seattle Sounders' season opener was cast into doubt, it was revealed that the New England Revolution may be missing an equally important player for that game as Jermaine Jones announced he was set to undergo surgery. He said he'll need a couple weeks to recover, which would leave him just two more to get ready for the March 8 match.

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One thing that Jones' announcement -- which so far has not been confirmed by the Revolution (UPDATE: they say he's having sports hernia surgery) -- does not address is when the injury occurred. Considering he's coming off two appearances for the United States, it's reasonable to at least wonder if he put off surgery until after the friendlies. If that's, in fact, how it happened, well, we can only thank Jurgen Klinsmann for doing the Sounders a solid.

Jones led the Revolution on an 8-1-1 run to the end the regular season that preceded a trip to the MLS Cup final where they lost in overtime to the LA Galaxy. Prior to Jones joining them, the Revolution had gone 9-12-3 and appeared poised to miss the playoffs entirely.