Jones pledges allegiance to USA
Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones has turned his back on the German national team and will in future represent the United States. The 27-year-old has made three appearances for Germany, but since all three of his caps came in friendly matches, he is still permitted to represent another nation.
As well as holding German citizenship, Jones also has a US passport and has decided to switch allegiances. He informed the German Football Association [DFB] of his decision today.
"I wish him all the best for his sporting future."
Jones played against Austria in February 2008, Belarus in May 2008 and England in November 2008, but this does not preclude him from a change. And Germany will not try to block him from appearing for the US in future.
"This reflects the development of society in our country, but we have always emphasised that anybody who wears the DFB colours must identify with the national team and Germany.
"If a player does not see things this way, then that is his decision and we respect it."
Low recently awarded international debuts to Brazil-born striker Cacau and Mesut Ozil, who had the option of representing Turkey. Jones' father hails from the US, which accounts for his dual citizenship.