And he's unable to control himself on the field. He's essentially a talented Ricardo Clark. He *will* frick us over and get red carded in an important game. Mark my words... it'll happen.
Key word: Talented. He's not Ricardo Clark. He has gotten 5 reds in his career since 2004, NONE with the US. Until we start developing semi-world class, champions league type players at a higher rate than we currently do, we have to take what we got. Which is a really good player who plays on the edge, but doesn't necessarily hurt his team in the process.
I'm guessing you didn't watch the schalke/Arsenal game
I did, both games. And I saw him running all over the place making an impact on the game.
The modern game requires holding mids to be disciplined and accurate passers. Jones has repeatedly proven to be less than apt at these skills, hence why Danny Williams has replaced him.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but he's not really a holding mid is he? More of a box to box type player. He runs a lot, tackles, breaks up plays, etc. Also, the old excuse is a cop out. WC2014 is less than 2 years away. I doubt his skills will erode so fast that he won't be in the picture. Early 30s is still considered a players prime IMO.