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Midfielder Jermaine Jones is stuck in a limbo partly of his own making and it could keep him off U.S. soccer team

Midfielder Jermaine Jones is stuck in a limbo partly of his own making and it could keep him off U.S. soccer team

Time is running out on Jermaine Jones. And not just because, at 34, he's approaching the expiration date for a world-class midfielder.

Jones finds himself at a career crossroads because of a couple of poor decisions — one rash and the other about cash — he made in the last four months.

In the first case, Jones earned a six-game suspension for angrily putting both hands on referee Mark Geiger, then pulling on Geiger's shoulder, to protest an uncalled penalty in stoppage time of last October's Major League Soccer playoffs.

Despite the ban his team, the New England Revolution, offered to re-sign Jones — albeit at a steep discount. Poor decision No. 2...

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