Jermaine Jones joins New England Revolution

The 32-year-old midfielder had been desperate to join MLS and the Revs beat Chicago Fire to his signature thanks to a blind draw

United States international Jermaine Jones has joined New England Revolution.

The 32-year-old midfielder had been a free agent, having parted company with Besiktas at the end of last season, and admitted during this summer's World Cup that he had his heart set on a move to Major League Soccer.

Chicago Fire had also been hoping to sign Jones but the Revs have won out in a blind draw.

"As a designated player of a certain threshold, Jones was not subject to allocation ranking for dispersal to an MLS team," the New England outfit explained in a club statement on Sunday.

"The Revolution and Chicago Fire expressed an interest in Jones, and had the available salary budget and a designated player slot to accommodate him.

"However, following a blind draw between the two clubs, Jones was assigned to the Revolution."

Goal USA understands that the Revs will pay Jones a €3.4 million combined salary for the remainder of 2014, and all of 2015, with the option of a third season.

The Revs are currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, one point behind the New York Red Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East.