Jermaine Jones will be wearing red in the MLS, but it won't be the Chicago Fire.
On Sunday, the New England Revolution won the lottery for the U.S. midfielder. Jones, 33, will be entering his first season in the MLS.
Fire head coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop released a statement Sunday on New England's acquisition of Jones.
"The Chicago Fire Soccer Club has pursued Jermaine Jones as a free agent signing over the past month and a half, and have gone to great lengths to bring him into Major League Soccer and our organization. We thought that he'd be a great fit in Chicago,” said Yallop.
“While we’re deeply disappointed that he will not be a part of the Fire, we respect the system employed by MLS and wish Jermaine well with his new club. This result does not alter our vision of building a complete side and we’ll continue to move forward with this process as planned.”