Former Premier League striker Jones retires after Atlanta exit

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Eric Bolte
The 33-year-old Trinidad & Tobago international is calling it a career after one season in MLS

Former Premier League striker Kenwyne Jones announced his retirement Monday after one season with Atlanta United.

Gerardo Martino's side parted ways with Jones earlier Monday, with Atlanta announcing the club had declined his contract option for the 2018 season.

And the 33-year-old later confirmed he was calling it a career, tweeting: "Football has been great to me, I thank everyone who has helped me on the way, I appreciate you, but this is my last year in the sport."

Jones signed with Atlanta in 2016, ahead of the club's debut season, after a brief stint with UAE side Al Jazira. But he struggled for playing time in his only MLS season, starting just five of his 17 appearances while scoring two goals.

The Trinidad & Tobago international played in England from 2004 to 2016, including stints with Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Cardiff City and Bournemouth. He finished with 40 career goals in the Premier League, as well as 39 strikes in the Championship.

Jones also amassed more than 80 caps for Trinidad & Tobago, representing his country at the 2006 World Cup.

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